International Nurses Day 2023


Celebrated on Thursday 12 May 2023 around the globe, International Nurses Day (IND) is an opportunity to thank nurses, show how nursing can look in the future, and how the profession will transform the next stage of healthcare.

In 2023, the ACNP have set our sights on the future for Nurse Practitioners and nursing. 

The ACNP would like to thank all our members and the nursing profession for their incredible efforts over the last two years. The nursing profession has once again showed their incredible resilience, dedication, and passion in caring for others and putting their needs before their own. 

This year, we encourage you to celebrate IND 2023 and gather friends, family, and colleagues to share in your amazing contribution to nursing in your community, and of course honour your proud nursing background.



Ways you can be involved in IND2023

  1. Downloading and sharing ACNP IND2023 resources listed below.
  2. Participate in the International Council of Nurses 2023 campaign
  3. Tag & acknowledge your Nursing Colleagues on our page 
  4. Share with us some of your favourite Nursing Stories - whether heartfelt, funny or an achievement! All who submit a Story will go in to the draw to win a wonderful ACNP Prize Pack!!

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The poster is available for you to download and share in your workplace or in your community.

You are welcome to take a photo holding the poster and send it to us via a facebook message at ACNP, or email it to

If you have time, please let us know why as a NP you are focused on the future of nursing.  

We will then share via ACNP socials to help celebrate #IND2023. 



Share IND 2023 on your socials     

The ACNP IND 2023 social tiles are available for you to download and share on your social media. 

Remember to tag #acnpnational and #IND2023 in your post. 

We cannot wait to see you celebrating and sharing in International Nurses Day 2023. 


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A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered Nurse with the experience, expertise and authority to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute or chronic health conditions. NPs have completed additional university study at Master’s degree level and are the most senior and independent clinical nurses in our health care system. 

The title "Nurse Practitioner" can only be used by a person who has been endorsed by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

National standards for practice ensure that Nurse Practitioners are capable of providing high quality, patient centred care. They are also capable in clinical research, education and leadership as applied to clinical care and health service development.


Did you know that Nurse practitioners ... ... ...

  • Have practised in Australia for 21+ years

  • Provide health care in all states and territories in Australia

  • Can provide patient rebates through Medicare

  • Provide prescriptions and access to PBS medicines

  • Can refer patients to hospitals and specialists

  • Can order x-rays and diagnostic tests

  • Are registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA)


If you would like to know more about Nurse Practitioners, please visit the ACNP website for further information. 


You can also download Nurse Practitioner materials below: 

What is a Nurse Practitioner brochure

What is a Nurse Practitioner Poster

Nurse Practitioner Fact Sheet

NP Career Pathway Postcard

Nurse Practitioner Career Guide


Click here for full access to #IND2023 Artwork for you to use at your disposal. 

The more you share, the more you are educating the wider public about the wonderful work Nurse Practitioners do. 


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