The year may be winding down, but the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) isn’t slowing down! From a unique opportunity to meet our innovative CEO to scholarships for emerging policy leaders, there are plenty of exciting things on offer again this month. Whether you’re looking to upskill, engage with peers, or gain new insights, we’ve curated a suite of events, courses, and webinars to elevate your professional growth. Dive into this month’s roundup and discover how you can stay informed, connected, and inspired with ACN.
Meet ACN’s CEO
Get to know ACN’s visionary CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN and learn more about how ACN is committed to our intent of ‘Shaping Health, Advancing Nursing’ to enhance the health care of all Australians. Kylie has led a program of transformation at ACN, increasing revenue, tripling student numbers, raising awareness of the profession and building a legacy of nursing leadership, policy, sponsorship and community. Kylie is inspired to increase the recognition of nurses and women in society. Articulating and amplifying the professional voice of nurses, ensuring they have a major seat at the table to develop health and social policy.
Shape the future of healthcare policy
The ACN Foundation is offering up to seven scholarships for registered nurses to participate in the ACN Emerging Policy Leader Program, the first nursing-specific health policy initiative in Australia.
The 12-month program will equip you with the skills to use evidence-based research in health policy decisions, identify policy gaps, conduct systematic reviews, and develop policy recommendations. If you’re passionate about influencing health policy and improving healthcare systems, this program is your opportunity to make a lasting impact.
Refresh your skills with online and in-person CPD courses
This month we are taking our face-to-face CPD courses to Parramatta and Launceston. Join us as we dive into wound management, urinary catheterisation, venepuncture and cannulation.
- Venepuncture & Cannulation Workshop – Parramatta (7 November 2023)
- Urinary Catheterisation Workshop – Parramatta (10 November 2023)
- Wound Management Update – Launceston (20 – 21 November 2023)
If you can’t make it in person or are interested in upskilling on a different topic, check out our CPD Centre, featuring more than 100 online CPD modules. ACN Members can access standard online CPD modules free of charge and receive exclusive discounts on premium online modules.
Connect with like-minded nurses through events and webinars
ACN’s Regions and Faculties provide opportunities to connect with like-minded nurses and stay up-to-date with your areas of interest. Whether you would like to connect face-to-face or tune into a webinar, we have a range of exciting events planned for November.
- Sunset Synergy: WA Nursing Network Reunion (9 November 2023)
- Gertrude Berger Oration (15 November 2023)
- COVID-19 and international nursing student’s impact study (15 November 2023)
- ACN NSW Sydney Region Meet Up (19 November 2023)
- Unleashing your potential The role of CPD in nursing success (27 November 2023)
- Busting Enrolled Nursing Career Myths (30 November 2023)
- SA Region Xmas Event (30 November 2023)
Discover how to upgrade your nursing career
Join our Virtual Open Day to discover where studying with ACN can take you. Whether you’re eager to upskill with a specialty graduate certificate, immunisation course or CPD, this interactive event will answer all your questions. Connect directly with our expert nurse educators and academics who are ready to guide you on your journey. Dive into discussions about your unique career goals and gain valuable insights into how postgraduate study can uplift your career. We will share insider tips and tricks to help you prepare for the world of online study and student life, all from the comfort of your own home. Come and join us online today!