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Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 16:18

The safety of nurses, hospital staff and other patients are at risk from instances of violence.

Violence in NSW Hospitals

Following the recent incident at Nepean Hospital, ACN wrote an urgent email to the Minister for Health, the Hon. Jillian Skinner MP offering our members' insights and expertise to help resolve this alarming and serious issue. The email included a formal letter of request to include a delegate from ACN on the proposed Round Table to discuss and help resolve the issue. 

Dear Minister

Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 - 15:13

Australian College of Nursing applauds publication of Atlas of Health Care Variation and says nurses are ready to lead the change

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) applauds the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care for its release of the Australian Atlas of Health Care Variation.

The atlas paints a picture of significant differences in health care across the country and lays the foundation that will lead to a more detailed exploration of the underlying clinical, social and health...

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Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 16:04

ACN advocates for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers to access quality health

Refugees and asylum seekers often have considerable health needs arising from psychological trauma, nutritional deficiencies, poor oral health status, poorly managed chronic diseases and the physical consequences of torture or sexual abuse.

At the National Nursing Forum in Brisbane yesterday, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) released a position statement Quality Health Care for...

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Friday, 16 October, 2015 - 10:24

National Nursing Forum shines the light on leadership

More than 250 nurse leaders from around the nation gathered in Brisbane this week for the National Nursing Forum, the signature annual event held by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).

This year’s theme, “advancing nurse leadership”, was examined in a comprehensive program of workshops and presentations by more than 60 local and international speakers. They shared their insights...

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Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 13:37

ACN names distinguished nurse leader Kylie Ward as new CEO

The ACN (Australian College of Nursing) has announced nursing leader, health care executive, transformation expert and lecturer Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward has been appointed to the role of CEO effective November 2015.

Carmen Morgan, President of the ACN Board, will officially welcome Adjunct Professor Ward to the position at the upcoming National Nursing Forum, 14-16 October in...

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Tuesday, 29 September, 2015 - 14:44

ACN Expert Advisory Group on Ageing announced

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has established an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Ageing to support ACN’s advocacy work on issues related to ageing. Driving this need are ongoing aged care workforce concerns, extensive national reforms in aged care and emerging issues associated with ageing.

ACN’s President Carmen Morgan says, “The EAG on Ageing will inform ACN’s positions on a...

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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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