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Thursday, 22 June, 2017 - 09:00

Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia at Parliament House in Canberra

Nurses Give National Framework For Healthier Communities Thumbs Up

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has joined more than 30 leading health and medical organisations in supporting the release today of a national strategy to combat health impacts that can be attributable to our environment.

The Framework for a National Strategy on Climate, Health and Well-being for Australia was launched at Parliament House this morning by the Climate and...

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Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 - 17:48

NSW Refugee Health Service Nurse Manager Sandy Eagar FACN

Nurses Highlight And Celebrate Courage Of Refugees

The devastating stories nurse Sandy Eagar and her team have heard over the years working with refugees is enough to bring most people to tears.

But one story that particularly touched her heart was of a little girl with Spina bifida, who had just landed in Australia after fleeing war-torn Syria.

“We had a family and in that family was a little girl in a wheelchair. The child’s...

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Budget Pledge Of 2250 New Nurses And Midwives Praised

A promise of almost 5000 new frontline health staff including an extra 2250 nurses and midwives in yesterday’s NSW Budget has been applauded by the Australian College of Nursing (ACN).

Health services right across the state were the big winners, with a record $23 billion to be spent on health over the next four years - $21.7 billion to be spent in the next year alone. 

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Sunday, 18 June, 2017 - 20:15



Refugee Week is taking place from 18 -24 June to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they make to Australian society.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 09:56


ACN has applauded a recommendation by the Australian Law Reform Commission to develop a national plan to combat abuse to elderly Australians.

The recommendation was handed down as part of the Commission’s report, Elder Abuse – A National Legal Response, released on Wednesday.

Friday, 16 June, 2017 - 09:04


Around 2000 visitors are expected to pack the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend for the ACN Nursing and Health Expo Perth 2017.

Following on from last year’s success, the free expo aims to connect visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, educational institutions, health care services and specialty nursing groups.

Appealing to practicing nurses...

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Thursday, 15 June, 2017 - 12:45

Nurses to explore future of health care

Nurse leaders from around Western Australia will come together tomorrow to discuss priorities for future health reform with Deputy Premier and Minister for Health; Mental Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to hear directly from the new Minister for Health and Mental Health and understand his aspirations for health care in Western Australia,” ACN...

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Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 - 11:12

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates the Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates all Queen’ s Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “On behalf of ACN’s Board, Distinguished Life Fellows, Fellows, Members and staff, I congratulate all Queen's Birthday 2017 Honours Recipients. I want to especially congratulate all the nurses who were recipients of these prestigious awards.”

Thursday, 8 June, 2017 - 11:39

ACN applauds publication of the Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) was invited to the launch of The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) in Canberra today.

“I would like to congratulate the Commission on the release of The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation. This is a very important...

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Thursday, 8 June, 2017 - 11:29

ACN expresses condolences

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is saddened to hear of the tragic death of South Australian nurse Kirsty Boden in the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Described by colleagues as ‘one in a million’ who always went the extra mile for the patients in her care, it is reported that Kirsty died whilst selflessly running toward danger to try and help people injured in the attack.

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