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Thursday, 30 June, 2016 - 00:00

The Australian College of Nursing advances nurses’ ability to shape Victorian health policy at VIP Cocktail Function in Melbourne

Tonight the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) will facilitate another networking function for its Members and Fellows with key health stakeholders from metropolitan, regional and rural areas.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said the success of the VIP Cocktail Functions in Perth, Canberra and Sydney was representative of the dedication of ACN’s Members and Fellows. “It has...

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Thursday, 16 June, 2016 - 17:12

ACN launches national networking roadshow

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is pleased to announce the launch of its National Networking Roadshow, hitting off in Perth at the Parmelia Hilton today. This is the first of many networking cocktail functions ACN will be hosting throughout every state and territory in the coming weeks.

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said "ACN was excited to be hosting today’s...

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Thursday, 12 May, 2016 - 14:01

Nurses make a significant contribution to the global health care system and are a pivotal part of the health care work force

ACN RECOGNISES ALL NURSES ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY (IND)

On International Nurses Day, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, the Australian College of Nursing's CEO, would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution nurses make to the development of strong health systems nationally and around the world.

“Nurses make a significant contribution to the global health care system and are a pivotal part of...

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Monday, 9 May, 2016 - 13:29

Aged care budget needs to do better

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has welcomed some new initiatives in the aged care sector but is disappointed in other budget measures announced last Tuesday.

ACN welcomes the increase of $102 million over four years in the viability supplement to address the higher cost pressures incurred by rural and remote aged care services, and is very pleased to see the additional $136...

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Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 22:25

A pre-election health budget that is fiscally conservative

Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes tonight’s 2016-17 Federal Health Budget announcements that included some promising new initiatives in an otherwise conservative budget package.

While these announcements are encouraging, they fall well short of meeting the need for continued health systems reform including new approaches to funding, innovative models of care and greater...

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Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 18:04

ACN concerned about removal of legal requirement for RNs in nursing homes

ACN CONCERNED ABOUT REMOVAL OF LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR REGISTERED NURSES (RNs) IN NURSING HOMES

In light of NSW Health’s response to the 2015 Parliament of NSW Inquiry into Registered nurses in NSW nursing homes, handed down by the Hon. Jillian Skinner, NSW Health Minister, Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is concerned with plans to remove the legal requirement for a registered nurse (RN) to be on site and available at all times in all nursing homes.

Tuesday, 26 April, 2016 - 13:56

AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE OF NURSING EXPRESSES SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT THE FRAGMENTED HEALTH CARE IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION CENTRES

In light of the tragic chain of events that contributed to the death of young asylum seeker Hamid Khazaei, as revealed by the Four Corners program, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) reiterates its views on the health care of people in onshore and offshore Australian Immigration Detention Centres. The Australian College of Nursing also has grave concerns regarding the moral and ethical...

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Friday, 1 April, 2016 - 17:19

NURSES INTEGRAL TO SUCCESSFUL ROLL-OUT OF HEALTH REFORMS

The Australian College of Nursing believes nurses will have a key role in the implementation of major healthcare reforms announced by the Federal Government yesterday.

“The reforms are designed to improve outcomes for people living with chronic disease or complex conditions,” said Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward, CEO of ACN. “This is a continuing opportunity for nurses who already play a...

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Thursday, 31 March, 2016 - 15:14

Kylie Ward, ACN's CEO

ACN INVITED TO ATTEND SENATOR NASH'S REMOTE HEALTH WORKERS STAKEHOLDER MEETING

A statement released today from Senator the Hon Fiona Nash:

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 15:55

GAYLE WOODFORD: NURSING COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is tremendously saddened by news of the death of Remote Area Nurse, Gayle Woodford.

On behalf of our board, staff and members, the Australian College of Nursing would like to express its sincere condolences to Gayle’s family, friends and all those whose lives she touched and who she helped during her long career as a health professional.

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