The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Foundation collaborates with the community-at-large to raise funds in support of nurse-led initiatives. These initiatives focus on research, policy development and advocacy, education, scholarship, nurse leadership and the curation of Australian nurse history.

If you wish to support Australian nurses, the ACN Foundation is the organisation that focuses completely on supporting nurses to ensure we continue to have the high standard of quality health care in Australia.

In addition to developing new opportunities in line with its mission, the ACN Foundation administers existing scholarships and grants of the Australian College of Nursing.


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It’s Time for Nurses Scholarship Fund

Our health depends on a highly skilled nursing work force.

Australia has an acute nursing crisis. Please donate to create more scholarships for nurses.

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The Bullwinkel Project

Be inspired. Help us remember and honour leadership, courage, bravery and personal sacrifice.

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Institute of Leadership

Nursing leadership is complex and demands tailored knowledge and expertise.

The Institute of Leadership is where nurses develop leadership skills vital to patient safety, care and advocacy.

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Make a gift in your Will

What will be your legacy? Make a gift in your Will to support nurses.

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Nursing study tour of South Africa

The ACN Foundation scholarship recipients travelled from Johannesburg into the safari country of Kruger National Park, along the world famous 'Panorama Route' through spectacular landscapes and ended in the cosmopolitan harbour city of Cape Town.


Serco Asia Pacific announces two new scholarships

The ACN Foundation is proud to announce, Serco Asia Pacific is funding two newly created Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Foundation scholarships for registered nurses working in mental health, the military and residing in rural and remote areas o


Remembering one of Australia’s greatest wartime nurses and her colleagues

On 16 August 2022, as part of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Military Faculty Conference, nurses from across Australia met at the Darwin Military Museum to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke, Bangka Island


International Nurses Day Lunch at Bowral

Diana Innes FACN shares the tales from the recent International Nurses Day lunch in Bowral which also honoured Vivian Bullwinkel.



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