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Networks, Regions & Communities of Interest

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ACN's Regions and Communities of Interest (COI) provide unique opportunities to connect with members who are located in your region or share your area of practice. 

We have introduced a new leadership model to further enhance the value members receive from these engagement structures. It is our intention that each COI and Region will be driven by a Leadership Group consisting of a Chair, Deputy Chair, Communication Coordinator and Secretariat Support.

We would like to congratulate the successful applicants that have been appointed to the Leadership Groups. Follow the link below to view the members of the Leadership Groups and identify vacant positions. 

View Leadership Groups

If you are interested in profiling yourself as a nurse leader and taking the lead to drive engagement in a Region or COI we encourage you to apply for a vacant position. 

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.

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
National Nursing Executive*
Next Generation
Nurse Informatics
Rural Nursing & Midwifery

*Please note this is a closed group. Membership is by invitation only.