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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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.


It’s Time for Nurses Scholarship Fund

In a year unlike any other, 2020 has delivered so many unexpected challenges for all Australians. Nurses have led from the front in guiding Australia through a devastating series of natural disasters and navigating the health, economic and social imp


The Bullwinkel Project 2021

Demonstrating personal sacrifice delivered with skill, empathy, generosity, humour, and true grit. A reminder for us all. Why the legacy of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA is so relevant today.


Policy Fellow scholarships

Thanks to the support of our Foundation, ACN is offering five individual Policy Fellow Scholarships valued up to $25,000 (including expenses) to its Fellows and Members in 2020. The scholarship are based in Canberra and aim at support nurse leaders a



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