NP Week

Nurse Practitioner Week: 10-16 December 2018

Nurse Practitioner Week in 2018 was a fantastic success and we would like to thank you all for joining in and making this week so monumental. 

Around the Country from the 10th-16th December, 2018 celebrations were taking place that helped mark an important milestone for the nursing profession.

We look forward to Nurse Practitioner Week in 2019 that will take place from the 9th-15th December. 



A Little History

Each year the ACNP holds Nurse Practitioner Day on the 12th December to celebrate an important milestone for the nursing profession.  This date was identified as a date of national significance, as the first nurse practitioners were endorsed in Australia in the year 2000 - Ms Sue Denison and Ms Jane O’Connell.

Sue stated “It was a defining moment when my colleague Jane O’Connell and I were announced in Parliament as the first two Nurse Practitioners in Australia.”

Now 18 years later, there are more than 1729 nurse practitioners endorsed with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia and the ACNP would like to continue to promote this important career pathway for a new generation of nurse practitioners in Australia.


2018 Theme: Share Your Story

The theme for Nurse Practiioner Week in 2018 was "Share Your Story."  We were asking Nurse Practitioners to get involved in the celebrations and help by telling their stories as to why they became an NP, what difference they are making in the lives of their patients/clients and their communities and what is so unique about their role as an NP. 

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Nurse Practitioner Week 2019:  9-15 December 2019

The theme for Nurse Practitioner Week in 2019 is yet to be announced.  The ACNP will announce the theme closer to the date, however we would like to encourage you to please start thinking about how you would like to celebrate this special day?  

If you have any suggestions please email Sara Carter, ACNP Marketing & Communications Manager at We would love to hear from you!