Policy Fellows

ACN's Policy Fellow Program

The ACN Foundation Policy Fellows Academic Program (AFPAP) is the first nursing-specific health policy program to be offered in Australia. It demonstrates a commitment from the ACN Foundation to invest in the future of nursing and nursing leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to go on to positively influence health policy and Australia’s health care system. Under AFPAP Policy Fellows will be afforded the opportunity to receive health policy and advocacy education and mentoring including skills around researching, writing, presenting and producing documents such as policy statements, commentaries, issues papers, white papers and scoping reviews.



Successful candidates of the program are individuals emerging in their nursing or another health-related career, with aspirations to advance their understanding and contribution to the policy debate and discussion through the lens of nursing policy development. Thanks to the support of our Foundation, ACN is able to support Policy Fellows with scholarships that pay for all expenses associated with the program.


Expressions of interest now open

If you are an emerging or mid-career nurse, with aspirations to advance your understanding of and contribution to the national and international policy debate and discussion, express your interest in becoming an ACN Foundation Policy Fellow.

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