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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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Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 - 15:55

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates new Federal Health Minister

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the announcement by the Prime Minister, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, welcoming the Hon. Greg Hunt MP as Australia’s new Health and Sport Minister and the Hon. Ken Wyatt MP Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “On behalf of ACN I congratulate Minister Hunt and Minister Wyatt on...

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Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 10:29

The Australian College of Nursing will work constructively with new Federal Health Minister

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) acknowledges the resignation of The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Minister for Sport made today.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “ACN is privileged to have had The Hon Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care, Minister for Sport attend ACN’s Parliamentary Breakfast in October 2016 to launch ACN’s...

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Thursday, 22 December, 2016 - 09:04

Australian College of Nursing welcomes new Board President

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is privileged to announce the appointment of Professor Christine Duffield FACN as the incoming ACN President.

Friday, 16 December, 2016 - 09:41

The Australian College of Nursing welcomes findings from the Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) supports the findings by NPS MedicineWise in the Choosing Wisely in Australia 2016 Report, which reinforce the urgent need for a national conversation on the appropriate, safe and effective use of the country’s health resources.

Tuesday, 13 December, 2016 - 13:30

The Australian College of Nursing congratulates Victorian Public Healthcare Awards winners

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) warmly congratulates the winners of the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards. The Victorian Public Healthcare Awards are an annual acknowledgement of excellence, dedication and innovation in public health, health services and service initiatives that deliver informed and effective healthcare.

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 - 09:33

Australian College of Nursing Launches Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform White Paper

Today the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) launches its Nurses are Essential in Health and Aged Care Reform White Paper at a Parliamentary Breakfast in the Mural Hall, Parliament House, in front of a host of dignitaries. The event will be attended by key nursing leaders, industry CEO’s and academics from the health profession. ACN is honoured that Adjunct Professor Debra...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 10:26

Nursing Profession Suicide Rates At Alarming Levels

Nursing Profession Suicide Rates At Alarming Levels

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is deeply concerned by the findings of a new study, ‘Suicide by health professionals: a retrospective mortality study in Australia, 2001-2012’, by researchers led by Deakin University’s Dr Allison Milner. The results of the national study reveal that the rate of suicide for female nurses and midwives was almost three times higher than females in other...

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Thursday, 22 September, 2016 - 10:10

ACN's response to One Nation advocating for the training of our nursing profession back on the floor of our hospitals.

19 August 2016

Senator Pauline Hanson
Queensland Senate
PO Box 63
LUTWHYCHE QLD 4030

 

Dear Senator,
I am writing to express my personal disappointment, and that of members of the Australian College of Nursing in response to the One Nation policy regarding the return of hospital based nurse training.

 

Monday, 29 August, 2016 - 11:15

Health Care Homes a positive move for patients but funding commitment critical

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement of the 10 Primary Health Network regions across Australia involved in stage one of the Health Care Homes (HCH) model.

ACN CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said, “If Health Care Homes prove to be effective in coordinating ongoing comprehensive care for people with chronic and...

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