The Australian College of Nursing connects with QLD Nurses
Tonight the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) will facilitate another networking function at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane for its Members and Fellows, with key health stakeholders from metropolitan, regional and rural areas attending.

ACN’s CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said “It has been fantastic meeting nurse leaders from all around Australia at our recent functions. Nurses play a key role in supporting patient care and responding to new models of care and their implementation, helping to meet the needs of Australia’s diverse population.

“It is important that ACN advocates for the nursing profession, as the nursing workforce will ultimately drive change from within the health system, leading to better health outcomes for Australians. We need to continue to develop a diverse nursing workforce because every patient is different,” she said.

This is the seventh of a series of VIP Cocktail Functions planned for every state and territory, with the next VIP Cocktail Function scheduled in Cairns on 13 July.

The functions focus on three key themes:

The power of nursing as a collective voice
The top three priorities for the future of nursing
The top three priorities our Members and Fellows want to see from ACN
Adjunct Professor Ward said “Nurse leaders are found throughout all levels of the health system. Nurses are at the frontline of patient care and connect with people unlike any other profession. Being a nurse means being strong for those who cannot help themselves and remaining optimistic for those who are down”.