The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is the national peak body for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses in Australia. 

The ACNP is active in advancing nursing practice and improving access to health care. 

This is achieved through:

  • Leadership

  • Support of professional practice

  • Education and

  • Research


Our Vision Statement:

  • To influence healthcare policy through advocacy, consumer engagement and research 

  • Instil nurse practitioner knowledge, competency and capability through access to quality education 

  • Facilitate the development of a community of professional practice


Our Mission Statement:

  • To provide leadership, representation and support to improve the provision of health care to the general community

  • To monitor and make recommendations regarding the ongoing development of the role, NP policy and positions

  • To increase the level of awareness in health care and to the general public of the NP role

  • To provide forums for discussion and dissemination of information

  • To provide consultancy which improves the provision of health care to the general community

  • To support relevant nursing research