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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Make a tax deductible donation to The Bullwinkel Scholars Program - Winter Appeal 2024

Your donation today will support annual scholarships in honour of the 21 Australian nurses massacred on Bankga Island in WWII.

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Donate to The Bullwinkel Project Winter Appeal 2024


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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Named Sub-fund

The value of a Named Sub-fund also known as Endowment Fund, is priceless.

It can evoke memories and the history of an individual and all of their achievements.

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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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Bullwinkel Scholar Amanda Plant featured in Army news

Capt Amanda Plant, a nursing officer from HQ 1 Bde, who received a scholarship this year, began her ADF career in 2004 as an Army geomatic technician and completed her nursing studies in 2013.


IND Fundraiser for ACN Foundation at The Plough Inn

We are thrilled that The Plough Inn in South Brisbane recently made The ACN Foundation as their charity of choice for International Nurses Day! From the 6th to the 12th of May, the Plough Inn raised much-needed funds to support the Foundation's work.


Endometriosis Australia partners with ACN Foundation to fund Endo nurses scholarships

One hundred endometriosis nurses will be specially trained up and stationed in regional, rural and remote parts of the country.


Media Alert - ACN Foundation partnership with Endometriosis Australia

ACN Foundation is proud to be part of an important partnership with Endometriosis Australia to train Endometriosis Specialty Nurses (Endo Nurses) to provide much-needed care in communities in rural, remote, and regional Australia.



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