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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.

Receive a FREE motivational calendar

We are continuously updating the tools we provide to support, inform and inspire NurseStrong participants.

To allow nurses to stay motivated throughout 2020 we are currently 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.

NurseStrong 2020 calendar

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 brighten the day of your colleagues, friends, loved ones or strangers. For example, you can place a card on someone’s workstation or windscreen.

Join us for the NurseStrong Step-a-thon!

The morning after each 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife Celebration Roadshow we will be getting active, enjoying some fresh air and connecting with like-minded nurses during our NurseStrong Step-a-thons. We can’t wait to see how many steps we can accomplish collectively, because we are powerful individually and unstoppable together! The first attendees to arrive at each Step-a-thon will receive a free NurseStrong pedometer to keep them motivated throughout their health and well-being journey. You can register to attend a NurseStrong Step-a-thon in your area when you complete the free registration for your local Roadshow event.

Connect with the #ACNNurseStrong tribe

Join the NurseStrong Private 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

White cap


ACN NurseStrong drink bottle

Drink bottle


ACN NurseStrong cooling towel

Cooling towel