Addressing disrespectful attitudes and behaviours towards Women is everyone’s business. Stop it before it starts.

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) welcomes the Australian Government commitment of $18.8 million third phase of the national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children to mark International Women’s Day. The Stop it at the Start campaign encourages everyone to “unmute” themselves and empowers them to take actions that will have a…

Australian College of Nursing welcomes Therapeutic Goods Administration approval of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has welcomed the announcement by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to be administered in Australia. Chief Executive Officer of ACN, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said the vaccine was a welcome development in the fight against COVID-19. “This is the news we have been…

Australian College of Nursing launches aged care continual professional development (CPD) series to upskill nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has launched an aged care continual professional development (CPD) series designed to support nurses’ in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Chief Executive Officer of ACN, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, said the series was designed to advance clinical…

Looking back to move forward – Interview with Karen Dansey MACN (Associate)

In 1994, Karen ‘KD’ Dansey MACN (Associate) took-up a short-term contract position with the Royal College of Nursing, Australia (RCNA). Fast-track to 2020 and KD is celebrating 25 years working for The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and its predecessor organisation, RCNA.   Over that time KD held multiple roles, worked with five CEOs and became affectionately known as ‘the guardian of the ACN Archives.’ A lady…