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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Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel – An Australian nurse’s story of sacrifice and survival

The Bullwinkel Project is featured in the latest edition of Woman’s Day.


Welcome to the 2023 ACN Foundation Policy Fellows

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN), in partnership with the ACN Foundation, is proud to support the development of nurses in all areas to advance the profession.


Aspen Medical proudly supports the ACN Foundation

The ACN Foundation is pleased to announce that Aspen Medical has kindly donated to The Bullwinkel Project by providing funds for the sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel.


Vale – Eric Murray FACN

Eric Murray FACN was a member and fellow of the NSW College of Nursing from 1988, which later became the Australian College of Nursing (ACN). He was passionate about nursing, forensic science and paramedics.



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