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

 

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

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).

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 

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 

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.

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.

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

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has established State and Territory boards to support the work of the National Board who set policy and professional standards. For requirements in your State, please contact your ACNP State Chapter who can be found via State Chapter page on the ACNP website https://www.acnp.org.au/chapters

Established in 2015, the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce is considering how the more than 5,700 items on the MBS can be aligned with contemporary clinical evidence and practice and improve health outcomes for patients.

The Nurse Pracitioner Reference Group was established in 2018 to make recommendations to the Taskforce on MBS items in its area of responsibility, based on rapid evidence review and clinical expertise.

“The ACNP supports and advocates for timely and appropriate health care for all Australians. The report from the NPRG represents the opportunity to significantly improve the health of our community, and increase access to quality healthcare for all Australians.” said Leanne Boase, ACNP President.

The Terms of reference, membership of the Taskforce and reports of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce are available at: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/MBSR-about

To find out more about 'Eligible Nurse Practitioners Questions and Answers' go to: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/midwives-nurse-pract-qanda-nursepract#3.

To keep up to date with the latest from the ACNP go to: https://www.acnp.org.au/mbs-review

You can find past Confernce information on the following page on the website: https://www.acnp.org.au/past-acnp-conferences

If you are looking for something in particular, please let us know at membership@acnp.org.au

If you are not receiving emails from ACNP please try the following:

  *  Check that you are a current financial member at Join and Renew (Look at the bottom of the page)

  *  Confirm the email address provided is correct

  *  Ensure you are using your personal email address. 

          - Most members with a "@health.state.gov.au" email address will have issues receiving ACNP messages due to the receives business requirements and fire walls.

          - Ask your coworkers if they are having similar issues.

If you require assistance please contact the office on 1300 433 660 or email membership@acnp.org.au.