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Networks, Regions & Communities of Interest

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ACN recognises the importance of providing members with targeted networking and engagement opportunities and we are excited to announce that we have revamped our Regions and Communities of Interest (COI)! Our Regions and COIs provide unique opportunities to connect with members who are located in your area or share your area of practice. 

We have launched an online engagement platform to make it easier for you to connect with other dynamic Members and Fellows across the country. We encourage you to explore the online platform and contribute to, as well as create discussions related to your Network/Region or areas of interest.

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The online engagement platform is one of many benefits offered to ACN members. If you are not yet a member of the ACN tribe we encourage you to find out more!

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Rather than putting all of the pressure on one Key Contact each Region and COI will soon be driven by a Leadership Group, consisting of a Chair, Deputy Chair, Communication Coordinator and Secretariat Support. These members will be profiled as nurse leaders and will be rewarded for their passion and commitment through a range of benefits, including exclusive event invitations, representation opportunities and a discounted registration rate for the National Nursing Forum.

To view the position descriptions for these roles please click the relevant title below:

COI ChairRegion Chair
COI Deputy ChairRegion Deputy Chair
COI Communication Coordinator   Region Communication Coordinator
COI Secretariat SupportRegion Secretariat Support

For any questions or to discuss opportunities available, please email

We will be starting fresh and removing the geographical boundaries of Regions, replacing these groups with state-based Networks. Each network will be underpinned by local regional groups based on member demand and engagement.

Regions facilitate and influence discussions on regional/state issues related to health and nursing, host local networking events and working committees and organise Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities. Regions are a vital communication link between our member base and ACN, particularly our Policy, Membership and Representation teams. Members are encouraged to approach their Region leadership group with ideas for activities, to submit articles or volunteer your assistance. 

ACN’s COIs allow members to network with colleagues who share similar areas of practice or professional interest. COI members have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and stay up-to-date with:

  • latest news
  • identifications of best practice
  • latest research findings and activities
  • major policy developments.

We have launched a brand new COI for military nurses and will continue adding to our existing COIs as opportunities arise. To become a member of one or more COIs head to the ‘Engagement’ tab on MyACN. All you have to do is tick a box and you are ready to go.

ACN’s Communities of Interest
Acute Care Services
Adolescent & Young People
Advanced Practice
Chronic & Complex
Climate & Health
Clinical Product Advisors
Community & Primary Health Care
Cosmetic Nurses
Disaster Health
Healthy Ageing
Legal & Ethical Issues
Military Nursing
Movement Disorders and Parkinson's
Next Generation
Nurse Informatics
Rural Nursing & Midwifery