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The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is leading the way to empower nurses around the country to achieve the health and wellbeing they deserve. Nurses dedicate their lives to caring for others and often neglect looking after themselves in the process. We know how difficult it is to find the time to exercise, meal prep or even just take a moment to breath when you are doing shift work or working weekends. That’s why we have created the NurseStrong movement to encourage nurses to improve their physical, mental and emotional strength in a safe and supportive environment.
NurseStrong Daily Habits

Form new healthy habits

You don’t have to wait for a new year to set resolutions, you can do a health and well-being reset at any time and set new goals! We have developed the Daily Healthy Habits Poster to help you pick and stick to new goals by using the resource as a daily visual reminder. Display your Daily Healthy Habits Poster in your bathroom, on your fridge, at your workstation or wherever you are most likely to see it every day to help you stay on track.

NurseStrong stress less challenge

Discover new ways to manage stress

We have teamed up with Mindful Innovative Action to bring you the 5-Week Stress Less Challenge. Each week you’ll be introduced to a new stress management technique to help you find a new habit that suits you and your lifestyle. Over a period of five weeks you will discover how breathing, mindfulness, gratitude, time out and exercise can help you improve your mental well-being, physical health as well as your relationships. The challenge is offered free of charge so what are you waiting for? Join the challenge today to stress less and share your experiences with other participants on the NurseStrong Facebook Group.

NurseStrong inspographic

Brighten someone’s day

A small gesture can have a big impact on someone’s day! We have created a set of cheerful, inspirational messages that you can share with friends and colleagues via text message, social media, email etc.

Let’s start a kindness revolution, lift each other up and spread positivity!

Let a friend or colleague know that you are thinking of them by sending a NurseStrong Inspographic.

NurseStrong stress busters

Are you experiencing stress at work?

Now more than ever nurses are experiencing significant stress both in their professional and personal lives.

It’s essential that we do not neglect our own mental health and well-being and that we look out for each other.

We have created a poster displaying 60-second stress buster tips that you can incorporate into your daily routine.

We encourage you to print off the poster and display it at your workplace to help you and your colleagues stay happy and healthy.

Health and well-being Q&As

In a series of Q&As experts among our membership are sharing their knowledge and experiences to help others take control of their health and well-being. Check out the Q&A videos below to be inspired by their insights. Keep an eye out for future speaker announcements on our NurseStrong Facebook Group so you can submit questions for our next presenters.

NurseStrong 2020 calendar

Stay motivated to achieve your goals

To allow nurses to stay motivated throughout 2020 we are offering a free motivational calendar!

The calendar will help you stay on track by providing space to select one nutrition, exercise and mindfulness goal every month, tick off whether you have achieved the goal every day and choose how to reward yourself at the end of the month.

Pay it forward!

Our Random Acts of Kindness NurseStrong campaign encourages participants to ‘pay it forward’ by surprising others with inspirational messages. The campaign is based on the notion that bringing joy to others’ lives will also reward participants with a sense of gratitude, compassion and happiness.

Click here to receive your electronic Random Acts of Kindness Cards. We encourage you to print off the file, cut out the cards and distribute them to friends, loved ones or strangers. For example, you can place a card on someone’s workstation or windscreen.

Connect with the #ACNNurseStrong tribe

Join the NurseStrong group on Facebook to connect with other nurses who are supporting each other on their health and well-being journeys. The group provides a safe and supportive environment for nurses to exchange exercise, nutrition and well-being tips and tricks and keep each other accountable.

#ACNNurseStrong on Instagram

NurseStrong initiatives

We are so excited to see nurses across the country forming exercise or walking groups and workplaces implementing healthy lifestyle initiatives to support the wellbeing of their staff. If you are involved in a NurseStrong initiative we’d love to find out more about it. You can get in touch with us by emailing


ANC NurseStrong white cap

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ACN NurseStrong drink bottle

Drink bottle


ACN NurseStrong cooling towel

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