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  • ACNP MEDIA RELEASE: Australian College of Nurse Practitioners welcomes strengthening Medicare announcements 3rd February 2023 “Leanne Boase says ‘Minister Butler is right, we cannot afford to have highly trained health professionals not working to top of scope.  Since the NP role was introduced in Australia over 20 years ago, we have never been able to work to our full abilities and training.” ... more
  • ACNP MEDIA RELEASE: Australian College of Nurse Practitioners welcomes bold Medicare reform 23rd January 2023 'In many other parts of the world, Nurse Practitioners work to their full abilities in Primary Care, delivering excellent health outcomes, however in Australia, we are still struggling to even use them effectively' ... more
  • Nurse Practitioner Week 2022 30th November 2022 The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) will be hosting the annual Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week from the 12–18 December 2022. The theme of NP Week is ‘Nurse Practitioners: the essential difference in healthcare.’ ... more
  • Regulator issues warnings over unproven IV treatments 25th November 2022 * Warnings have been issued over concerns unproven IV infusion treatments may be being marketed inappropriately across Australia. * Concerns have been raised that popular IV treatment claims are not supported by a medical justification or scientific evidence. * Registered health practitioners may also face additional scrutiny if found to be administering IV therapy outside the standards in professional codes of conduct. ... more
  • New Legislation for Nurse Practitioners to wipe University debt working in rural/remote areas 11th November 2022 The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is delighted to learn on the 10 November, legislation was passed by the Federal Government that will ensure Nurse Practitioners who live and work in the most remote parts of Australia will have their HELP debt wiped. ... more
  • Congratulations Lesley Salem 17th June 2022 The ACNP would like to congratulate Lesley Salem, Nurse Practitioner and ACNP Member, for receiving an award as a Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia for the Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List. Lesley received her AM for significant service to nursing and to Indigenous health. Delegates at the 2021 ACNP National Conference benefited when Lesley shared her experience with attendees through the Donna Diers Oration. Congratulations Lesley! ... more
  • Vale Emeritus Professor Judy Lumby 9th February 2022 The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners is saddened to learn of the recent death of Emeritus Professor Judy Lumby. Judy was a vocal supporter of the nurse practitioner role, and was instrumental in the early development of the nurse practitioner role in Australia. ACNP members have also sent some beautiful messages remembering Judy, you can read them here. Vale Judy. ... more
  • Nursing organisations condemn Morrison Government for failures in aged care 2nd February 2022 The country’s peak nursing organisations today stand together to condemn the Morrison Government for its failure to protect Australia’s nursing home residents, and the nurses and care workers doing their utmost in a sector that has been overwhelmed by COVID. And, at a time when the latest COVID outbreaks continue to claim lives in Australia’s nursing homes. ... more
  • Ongoing opposition to the role of the Nurse Practitioner 27th January 2022 Recently the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) has seen some media articles and statements from medical lobby groups in relation to the 10 Year Nurse Practitioner Steering Committee that forecast a need to ‘tussle’ with nurse practitioners again1, 2. We must consider who the real casualties will be. ... more
  • HELP initiative for Rural Nurse Practitioners and Doctors 6th January 2022 This new initiative announced in 2021 reduces outstanding Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt for eligible doctors and nurse practitioners who live and work in rural, remote or very remote areas of Australia. Information has now been published on the Federal Health website regarding the HELP initiative for Rural Nurse Practitioners and Doctors. ... more