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Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 15:16

New Nursing Students Must Be Supported To Stay On

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes all the nursing students who are beginning their tertiary studies around the country and calls for more initiatives to facilitate quality clinical placements for nursing students.

“Nursing is the largest single health profession in Australia and nurses are integral to all patient care – from dental and cosmetic, to school health, to acute and...

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Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 16:47

Nurses Can Help Close The Gap

While today’s Closing the Gap report shows some positive signs, particularly in terms of reduced rates of smoking and infant mortality, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) continues to be concerned about the significant disadvantage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face in regard to health outcomes.

Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 14:33

Honouring Our Brave Colleagues

Nurses have a proud, selfless and heroic history of military service, both in times of conflict and peace.

“In 1902, the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) was formed when civilian nurses volunteered for wartime military service,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward said.

Thousands of AANS nurses served overseas and at home during both World War I...

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Friday, 10 February, 2017 - 11:07

Take Care Of Self And Others In Heat

With hot weather taking hold across large parts of the country and expected to continue into the weekend, the Australian College of Nursing is calling on people to take precautions to protect their health.

“Heat can really impact on a person if they do not take care. We ask people to be sensible in these soaring temperatures,” Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie...

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Sunday, 29 January, 2017 - 21:16

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates new New South Wales Health Minister

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the announcement by The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier, New South Wales and The Honourable (John) Giovanni Domenic Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier, of The Honourable Bradley Ronald Hazzard MP as the new Minister for Health, and Minister for Medical Research.

Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 16:55

The Australian College of Nursing thanks NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner MP for her dedication to health portfolio

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the retirement of NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner MP.

Thursday, 26 January, 2017 - 21:52

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australia Day 2017 Honours Recipients

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates all Australia Day 2017 Honours Recipients.

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017 - 21:00

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Australian of the Year Awards recipients

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) congratulates Australia’s Local Hero, Vicki Jellie, the Young Australian of the Year, Paul Vasileff, the Senior Australian of the Year, Sister Anne Gardiner AM, and the Australian of the Year, Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim.

Friday, 20 January, 2017 - 21:17

The Australian College of Nursing wishes Mike Baird well in post-politics career

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the contribution of outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird as he announced his retirement from politics yesterday. ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said “ACN wishes outgoing NSW Premier Mike Baird all the best in his post-political career and his family the best possible care as they manage health concerns.”

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The Australian College of Nursing deeply saddened by Melbourne’s Bourke St Mall tragedy

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is deeply saddened to hear about the tragic events that have occurred in Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall today.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said “ACN sends sincere condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives, and those who have been injured will remain in our thoughts over the days and weeks ahead.”

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