International Nurses Day Lunch at Bowral

An International Nurses Day Lunch was held at the CWA Bowral Branch rooms on the 12 May 2021.  Attendees included current and retired nurses from Sydney, Canberra and the Southern Highlands Region. The twofold purpose of the function was to honour and celebrate the profession; and secondly, to support the Australian College of Nursing (ACN)…

International Nurses Day a time for nurses to lead

International Nurses Day represents an opportunity to reflect upon the significant contribution nurses make in all health care settings, but particularly this year with nurses leading both the continued fight against COVID-19 and the recovery from the pandemic, according to the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). Celebrating the day, Australian College of Nursing Chief Executive…

Australian leaders show world the way

On International Nurses Day in the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Health, Greg Hunt have today made history and led the world by issuing public statements honouring the contribution made by Australia’s nurses. “While our elected representatives regularly show their support for our nurses in many…

National breakfast campaign to celebrate Australian nurses on International Nurses Day

Each year, The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) host a National Nurses Breakfast Campaign to celebrate nurses across Australia on 12 May, International Nurses Day (IND). The event, proudly supported by HESTA Super, traditionally sees nurses and their supporters hosting a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre. The 2020 Breakfast looks…

Lead the way on the twelfth of May: a poem

by Judy Hitchcock MACN   Another year, another twelfth of May, its ours to celebrate, Dwell on the past, the present and future upon this special date, It’s a pause for great reflection, to take decisive, clear direction, On the matters that we choose to instigate.   There’s heightened urgency this year, change is now…