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Friday, 7 April, 2017 - 10:08

Depression A Chronic Problem For Australia

On World Health Day, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is calling for increased support to provide additional training to all nurses in identifying people at risk of depression or suffering from a depressive disorder.

“Our profession has highly-trained Mental Health Nurses, but with the prevalence of depression and chronic disease in Australia, all nurses are likely to be caring...

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Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 15:06

Keeping The Faith: Nurses And Vaccination Advice

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is reminding the nursing profession of how highly Australians respect their advice and of their obligation to provide unbiased clinical evidence to enable patients to make their own informed decision.

“Nurses are viewed as the most ethical and honest profession in Australia, and we are very proud of the trust the community has in us,” Australian...

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Tuesday, 7 March, 2017 - 09:15

Celebrating Nurses Being Bold For Change

International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to reflect on the significant changes nursing practice and the nursing workforce have undergone and implemented.

“This year’s theme is #BeBoldforChange and the nursing profession has a proud history of being bold to achieve change that improves patient health and safety,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct...

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Monday, 6 March, 2017 - 16:00

Australian Healthcare Week: Nurses’ Role In Reform

The central role nurses have in ensuring the health care system and workforce can keep pace with growing demands and technological change is being recognised at Australian Healthcare Week.

From 8-10 March, Australian Healthcare Week brings together over 2,000 health professionals to discuss shifts in the healthcare landscape. In particular, attendees will focus on addressing challenges...

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Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 18:32

Reform Benefits Must Be Maximised

The major reform in funding for home care services which starts today, has the potential to improve quality and choice for older Australians – as long as the transition process is effectively managed.

“Flexibility, including portability, will be the big wins for consumers,” Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive Officer, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward commended. “Giving older...

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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.