Policy Fellows Program

The ACN Foundation Policy Fellows Program (AFPP) 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 AFPP 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.


2023 Policy Fellows

ACN is proud to introduce the 2023 Policy Fellows. Announced at the ACN Policy Summit in March, these nurses will be developing and refining their skills throughout 2023 to launch their passions in policy and advance the health of Australians and the nursing profession.

  • Sheldon Omwamba MACN Simone Fitzgerald MACN
  • Siobhan Hooper MACN
  • Madeleine Secco MACN
  • Louise Lommerse MACN
Read more about our 2023 Policy Fellows


Applications closed.

You apply by submitting your expression of interest (application) electronically to leadership@acn.edu.au by 9am AEDST, Wednesday 1 March 2023.

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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.