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Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 14:53

Community and Primary Health Care Nursing - a key partner for governments

In a position statement released today during Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week (21-27 September 2015), ACN (Australian College of Nursing) identifies the need for primary health care policy and funding allocations to address the changing health profile of Australia’s population and identifies nursing as a key partner for governments.

Monday, 21 September, 2015 - 08:39

Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week – Nurses Where You Need Them

ACN (Australian College of Nursing) is pleased to launch Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week (21-27 September 2015). ACN has introduced the week to raise awareness of community and primary health care nursing roles and their impact on the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Friday, 19 June, 2015 - 10:43

Australian Border Force Act conflicts with Code of Professional Conduct for nurses and midwives

Australia’s key professional nursing and midwifery bodies are expressing their serious concern about the secrecy provisions in the Australian Border Force Act 2015. The Act threatens jail for up to two years for health care professionals who disclose information that is deemed ‘protected information’ under the Act. ‘Protected information’ is all information health care professionals obtain in...

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Tuesday, 12 May, 2015 - 15:22

Nurses’ perspective vital for cost effective and safe health care

The nursing perspective is vital in discussions on health care, especially around how to reduce costs whilst safeguarding quality of care says ACN (Australian College of Nursing) ahead of International Nurses Day (IND) tomorrow 12 May 2015. This year’s theme Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective highlights the contributions the nursing profession makes in designing and...

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Wednesday, 18 March, 2015 - 09:28

Australia’s peak health groups call for all children to be released from immigration detention

Australia’s peak health professional bodies have today joined together to call on the Government to immediately release all children and their families from immigration detention in Australia and Nauru.

Friday, 13 February, 2015 - 15:30

Nursing organisations support the release of children from immigration detention

Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Maternal Child and Family Health Nurses Australia (MCaFHNA) welcome the release of The Forgotten Children report, by the Australian Human Rights Commission, and its recommendations. The report states unequivocally that detaining children in immigration detention centres is detrimental to their health.

Tuesday, 27 January, 2015 - 08:57

Become a nursing leader of influence with the ACN’s master program

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has developed a national Leadership MASTER one-day workshop series, tailored for nurse executives and nurses aspiring to an executive level role. The workshops commence in Sydney on 17 February, with the rest of the program being rolled out across all capital cities.

Wednesday, 5 November, 2014 - 00:00

Professor West calls for Indigenous Health to be a national priority at ACN Oration

Acclaimed nursing leader Professor Roianne West called for the nursing profession to lead improvements in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians by committing to making it a national priority, at the annual prestigious ACN (Australian College of Nursing) Oration at Elder Hall, The University of Adelaide, South Australia on Sunday night.

Monday, 3 November, 2014 - 08:25

From the ward to the board; ACN launch new Nurse Leadership strategy

Adelaide: The ACN (Australian College of Nursing) revealed its new major strategic direction as the national organisation advancing nursing leadership, for the purpose of improving the health care of all Australians, at the annual National Nursing Forum today in Adelaide.

Monday, 13 October, 2014 - 09:12

Nurses advocate for changes to Dying with Dignity Bill

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has welcomed this Bill but also recommends that greater consideration be given to the role of nurses in end-of-life care, and the context and settings in which dying with dignity services are provided, in the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill 2014.