Nurse Practitioner Week

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 19 years later, there are now over 1,800 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.


2019 Theme: Nurse Practitioners - Much More Than You Know

In 2019, the ACNP has developed a campaign for this special week called "Nurse Practitioners - Much More Than You Know"

Nurse Practitioner Week is one of the biggest weeks in the calendar of NP's, and will run from the 09 December until the 15 December, 2019.

We all know, there is still not enough known amongst the Australian public and even those working within health care of the work carried out by a Nurse Practitioner.  Let alone, the value that NPs add everyday to their patients and the healthcare system.  

In 2019, Nurse Practitioner Week is all about sharing with Australians that Nurse Practitioners are MUCH MORE.  



Thank You 

What an amazing week it was for Nurse Practitioner Week 2019.  We had such an amazing response from Members, Nurse Practitioners, NP Candidates, Advanced Practice Nurses and Health Professionals supporting and celebrating NP Week 2019.  We loved seeing all the celebrations taking place around the Country and would like to thank you all for celebrating such an important week. 



2019 NP Week Poster 1

Be Involved

We want you to be involved in Nurse Practitioner Week 2019 and help to let Australia know Nurse Practitioners are MUCH MORE!

Share, Share, Share. We want you to share materials and the campaign resources as much as you can. We have developed materials that you can pin up in your workplace, share via socials and download. Please share them around for all to see. 

You can find out how to be involved by downloading the Campaign Toolkit below: 

Download Campaign Tool Kit

Get Involved

2019 NP Week Poster 2

Printing & Posters 

There are 2 types of posters available for you to download and pin up.  You can use these posters to help educate, help celebrate and help to let others know NPs are MUCH MORE. 

Available for download: 

Campaign Poster

NP Week Event Poster this poster has a space where you can list your event details to let others know to come along and join in the celebration. 

2019 NP Week Social Post 1

Social Media 

Be involved in the NP Week 2019 and download and share all of the social media posts for you to display during the week.  These include: 

2019 Facebook Post (1920px x 1080px) 

2019 Instagram Post (1080px x 1080px)

2019 Twitter Post (1920px x 1080px)

2019 Linked In Post (1920px x 1080px) 


You may like to share with your workplace, colleagues and friends the following digital elements to use during the week.  It would be great to see the video running on screens throughout workplaces. 

Web Banner (1920px x400px) 

Nurse Practitioner Week Video:

You can place these on web sites, use on social media and run on the screens in your workplaces. 

2019 NP Week Poster 2

Host an Event to Celebrate 

Host your own event to celebrate Nurse Practitioner Week.

Your event can be a morning tea, lunch, get together after work, or however you would like to celebrate. 

1. Download the NP Week Event Posterto let others know of your event

2. Hold your event during this week

3. Take photos and tag @acnpnational and #npmuchmore so we can check them out and then share all your awesome events.  Many workplaces got involved last year and we would love to see this again in 2019.

4. Don't forget to wear green during your celebration! 

Wear Green

If you can wear green throughout Nurse Practitioner Week go for it! We want to colour Australia with green. 

Green is "the colour of life, renewal, nature and energy.  It is associated with meanings of growth, harmony, freshness, safety, fertility and environment." 


Refer a friend for between now and the 16th December 2019, & you go into the draw to WIN A YEARS FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU BOTH

To celebrate NP Week 2019 we are giving you a chance to WIN A YEARS FREE MEMBERSHIP FOR YOU BOTH. 

All you have to do is nominate the person that refers you when you joined and you both automatically go into the draw. 

Please select the 'Refer A Friend' Membership when selecting the type of membership. 

Join and Renew


Competition Time

This year the ACNP is running a competition for the best picture to illustrate NP's are MUCH MORE.  We want you to have some fun, get creative and tag @acnpnational and #npmuchmore so we can check them out.

The winner will be announced the week following NP Week and will receive an ACNP promotional pack!

The promotional pack includes:

1. Australian Medicines Handbook 2019

2. $20 Wish Gift Card

3. Nurse Practitioner Lanyard

4. I'm a Proud NP Badge

5. ACNP Pens

6. ACNP Magnet 

7. x2 Keep Cups

8. Box of Tea Bags

9. Highlighter 

If you are hosting an event and would like it advertised on the website please contact Sara Carter, ACNP Marketing & Communications Manager at 

Local events taking place:




Thursday 12th December, 2019

Morning Tea

10.30am - 11.30am 

ACNP Head Office - 204/218 Dryburgh St, North Melbourne

Please RSVP to Sara Carter at if you would like to come along.  



Thursday 12th December, 2019

Afternoon Tea


GV Health Dining Room 

Graham Street, Shepparton VIC 3630

Please RSVP to Grace Vann at if you would like to come along. 




Celebration Dinner 

Thursday 12 December, 2019 

Vincent, 48 Macquarie Street, Barton ACT


RSVP: By 10 December to Barbara Harvie at



NP Stand  - to raise awareness of the roles of NPs in the community. 

Friday 13 December, 2019

10am to 3pm

The Canberra Centre, Darwin Place

If you would like to be involved please contact ACNP State Chapter Chair, Juliane Samara at




The Tasmanian Chief Nurse, Francine Douce will be hosting an afternoon event at the Office of the Chief Nurse and Midwife. 

Thursday 12th December, 2019

3:30 - 4:30  

Level 7

22 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000

Please RSVP to Hazel Bucher to if you plan on coming along. 



Community Rapid Response Service (ComRRS) NP’s – Hosted by: Tammy Harvey, Naomi Bayliss, and Fiona Symons. 

NP Week 19 #NPmuchmore

Monday 9th December, 2019 


Level 3 Conference Room, Glenorchy Health Centre

404-408 Main Road, Glenorchy

Please RSVP to Tammy Harvey to if you plan on coming along.



Morning Tea 

Cygnet Family Practice 

1 Frederick Street, Cygnet, Tasmania 7112


If you can please wear green.

Please RSVP to Kerrie at Cygnet Family Practice 6295 1460



Get together for SA NPs. 

Tuesday 10th December, 2019

5.30pm - 7.30pm 

The Bath Hotel (In the Base Bar)

232 The Parade


Pizza will be supplied.

Please RSVP to Deb Earl at 



NP Connect - Presentation and NP Networking

Thursday 12 December, 2019

Bendat Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley WA 

5.30 - 8pm


6-6.45pm Presentation with Q&A "Real Time Prescribing Monitoring (RTPM) in WA"

Mr Neil Keen, Chief Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Services Branch, Department of Health WA 

6.45pm Brief Update from WA Chapter Chair

7-8pm Supper and Networking 

ACNP Members $5, Non Members $20 

Register Here



NP Stall  

Royal Darwin Hospital Foyer 

Thursday 12th December, 2019