FAQ's

Please see below answers to the most common membership questions relating to the ACNP and your membership. If you have any further questions, please call the office on 1300 433 660 or email membership@acnp.org.au

 

1. What are the best contact details for the ACNP?

There are many ways you can contact the ACNP including:  

  • Calling the office on 1300 433 660

  • Email ACNP membership at membership@acnp.org.au

  • Contacting your State Chair via the email address found on the ACNP website “Chapters” page

  • Contacting a Member of the ACNP Board via the email admin@acnp.org.auThis can be found on the ACNP website Board page

  • Via the ACNP website on the “Contact Us” page

 

2. Who can be an ACNP member?

ACNP Membership is open to:

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Advanced Practice Nurses

  • Registered Nurses

  • Allied Health Professionals

  • Pharmacy Professionals

  • Medical Professionals

  • Nursing Students

  • Supporters of Nurse Practitioners

 

There are two levels of Membership to the ACNP:

  1. Full Membership is available to Endorsed Nurse Practitioners.

  2. Associate Membership is available to all other members (Nursing Students, Allied Health Professionals, Academics, and Registered Nurses).

 

3. What is a Full Member of the ACNP?

A Full Member is an AHPRA Endorsed Nurse Practitioner, full members have voting rights at the AGM.

The cost of a Full Membership for 1 year is $ 230.00 

 

4. What is an Associate Member?

An Associate Member is either an Advanced Practice Nurse, Registered Nurse, Allied Health Professional, Paramedic, Pharmacy Professional, Medical Professional, Academic, Nursing Student or a supporter of Nurse Practitioners.

The cost of an Associate Membership for 1 year is $ 180.00 

 

5. How will I know if my membership application has been received/approved?

Once you have submitted your membership application, you will receive an automated email from the ACNP confirming your application.  If you have paid your membership via credit card the payment, a confirmation email will arrive within the hour and for Direct Deposit this will occur be the next business day.

Your Membership application has been approved when you receive your New Membership letter from the ACNP.

 

6. What are the benefits of my membership?

Your exclusive ACNP membership benefits include: 

The ACNP representation on relevant issues to government and stakeholders including: 

  • Advocacy for Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Practice roles via Submissions,

  • Committee Representation,

  • Professional networking

  • Scholarships and awards

  • Exclusive invitations to education and events

  • Member only access to online forums

  • FREE online advertising for the 'Find an NP' directory on the ACNP website

  • Free electronic access to the Journal for Nurse Practitioners

  • Banking discounts and benefits through our partnership with Bank First

  • 10% discount on eTG complete and Therapeutic Guidelines books

  • 15% discount on all online and print products with the Australian Medicines Handbook

  • Other membership benefits associated with our industry partners, these are available on enquiry.

     

7. What are the options for paying for my membership?

The are several ways you can elect to pay your membership:

1. Jumping onto the ACNP website https://www.acnp.org.au/join-now and paying your membership online. This can be completed via a credit card payment or a bank transfer to the ACNP.

2. Calling the ACNP office on 1300 433 660 and paying over the phone.

3. By emailing Bernie McPhee, ACNP Membership Coordinator at  bernie.mcphee@acnp.org.au

 

8. What should I do if my membership has expired?

If your membership has expired with the ACNP you will no longer have access to the member exclusive access and benefits.  You can renew your membership online at https://www.acnp.org.au/join-now or by calling the office on 1300 433 660. 

 

9. When is my ACNP membership due for renewal?

Both Full Membership and the Associate Membership of the ACNP are now a yearly renewal date of the 31st May each year.

 

10. What should I do if I cannot remember my login details?

On the ACNP website when you login there are two option for (1) Forgot Username and (2) Forgot Password.  You can select either of these and an email will be sent to your email address where you can reset these. 

If you need assistance, please call the office on 1300 433 660 and one of the team will be able to help you out.  Alternatively, you can email membership@acnp.org.au who will respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to your request.

 

11. Forgotten Password?

On the ACNP website when you Login there are two option for (1) Forgot Username and (2) Forgot Password.  You can select either of these and an email will be sent to your email address where you can reset these. 

If you need assistance, please call the office on 1300 433 660 and one of the team will be able to help you out.  Alternatively, you can email membership@acnp.org.au who will respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to your request.

 

12. How do I update my details?

You can update your details by logging into your account and updating your details.  You can do this at any time.

If you need assistance, please call the office on 1300 433 660 and one of the team will be able to help you out.  Alternatively, you can email membership@acnp.org.au who will respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) to your request.

 

13. How do I update my ‘Find a NP’ listing?

As part of the ACNP membership you receive a free listing on the ‘Find a NP’ directory.  You can complete this by:

 

  1. Log in to the ACNP website

  2. Go to My Memberships Tab

  3. Click My Membership Details (under member card)

  4. Click Edit -- You should now be able to enter the listing details under "Create a Member or Business Directory Listing"

  5. Click Save details

 

14. Can I put a hold on my membership?

Putting a hold on your membership is not an option.  We can offer you a reduced membership fee if you are now retired from Nursing and would like to remain with the ACNP as a member.

 

15. How do I become involved in my State Chapter?

Each state has a Chapter Chair who is a full financial member (an Endorsed NP) of the ACNP. The Chapter Chair from each state collectively forms the ACNP National Council and together they support the ACNP Board in the management and development of the college.

Each state then has a committee for their State.  Most Chapter Chairs serve on the State committee before expressing interest to stand for the Chapter Chair position. All Chapter Chair positions are elected by the state memberships every 2 years.

    

16. How do I become a Board Member? 

All full financial members (Endorsed NPs) can stand for a position on the Board of the ACNP. Anyone applying for an ACNP Board position is required to complete a Board application which includes the provision of evidence of NP practice, leadership, participation in the ACNP, and references from ACNP members.

All applications are reviewed by the Board Election committee made up of ACNP Council members. The Elected Board determined which Board position each member will hold at their first board meeting.

 

17. Do I have permission to use the ACNP logo?

If you would like to use the ACNP logo please contact Sara Carter, ACNP Marketing & Communications Manager at sara.carter@acnp.org.au

 

18. Can I be involved in the national campaign ‘Transforming Health Care?’

Yes, we would love for you to be involved in the national campaign.

You can find out more by heading across to the dedicated campaign website at www.transforminghealthcare.org.au