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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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Friday, 5 August, 2016 - 17:42

The Australian College of Nursing interested in ACT Liberal Party health proposals

Today the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) was honoured to attend the address given by Jeremy Hanson MLA at the National Press Club of Australia, at his event Jeremy Hanson - 2017 and Beyond.

Friday, 29 July, 2016 - 09:17

Australian College of Nursing condemns mistreatment of youth detainees in the Northern Territory

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is appalled by Monday night’s Four Corners exposé of the Don Dale Youth Detention Centre in Darwin which showed the shocking mistreatment of children in juvenile detention. The use of tear gas, physical violence and solitary confinement are sickening occurrences that should never happen in Australia. 

Wednesday, 27 July, 2016 - 09:06

Registered nurses needed to protect safety of aged care residents

Today, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) announced the publication of its position statement on The role of registered nurses in residential aged care facilities that unambiguously supports the requirement for registered nurses (RNs) to be present within residential aged care facilities (RACFs) at all times.

Thursday, 21 July, 2016 - 16:34

Outcomes from the 69th World Health Assembly & sixth biennial Triad meeting

As the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN), ACN provides a vital link between Australian nurses and the global nursing community.

In May, ACN’s CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN attended the sixty-ninth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) and sixth biennial Triad meeting to discuss a number of public health issues with delegates from around the...

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