Australia is dependent on the health of our citizens. Highly skilled nursing leadership and care is unequivocally linked to improving the health and well-being of our communities. Working on the frontline in every health care setting, nurses provide the most face-to-face clinical care and are likely to be the first and only health professionals seen by people in remote communities for both specialist and primary care needs.
To ensure nurses are highly skilled and responsive to evolving health care needs of the community, the ACN Foundation supports extensive nurse-led research leading to pragmatic and effective policy changes.
The Foundation continually aims to develop new initiatives, including its recently announced Policy Fellows Program, the first nursing specific health policy fellowship in Australia.