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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!

Exercising with a group is more fun and motivating, that’s why we are organising NurseStrong Step-a-thon Walks around the country.

Join us for a 30-40-minute walk, enjoy some fresh air and connect with like-minded nurses.

The first attendees to arrive at each walk will receive a free NurseStrong pedometer to keep them motivated throughout their health and well-being journey.

Register now to join a NurseStrong Step-a-thon Walk in a capital city near you.

If you would like to organise an independent Step-a-thon Walk in your area please complete the Regional Step-a-thon Organiser Form. We will send you a poster and suggested email wording to promote your walk and a merchandise pack of goodies to distribute to attendees.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact


Date: Friday 6 March 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Jardin St James, 173 King Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000


Date: Friday 3 April 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Garden View Cafe, 44 Nicholson Street, FITZROY VIC 3065


Date: Thursday 4 June 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Curve Restaurant, 7 Kitchener Drive, DARWIN CITY NT 0800


Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Rubra on the Swan, 171 Riverside Drive, PERTH WA 6000


Date: Thursday 17 September 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Funk Coffee, 431-439 King William Street, ADELAIDE SA 5000


Date: Friday 9 October 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Coffee Anthology, 126 Margaret Street, BRISBANE CITY QLD 4000


Date: Friday 27 November 2020
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Address: Jam Packed Cafe, 27 Hunter Street, HOBART TAS 7000

Past events


Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020
Time: 6:30am – 7:15am
Address: Local Press Cafe, 35 Eastlake Parade, KINGSTON ACT 2604

NurseStrong step-a-thon

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

White cap


ACN NurseStrong drink bottle

Drink bottle


ACN NurseStrong cooling towel

Cooling towel