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 Summer Appeal

Donate to support Nursing Research and Policy Scholarships.

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Donate to Bullwinkel Donation Drive



Make a tax deductible donation to The Bullwinkel Project

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 2023


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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Mentor and nurse leader Rosemary Harrison, remembered through new ACN Leadership Scholarship

Thanks to a generous gift of $75,000 donated by Rosemary’s brother Richard Harrison and family in her memory, the ACN Foundation has established the Rosemary Harrison Scholarship.

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Nursing scholarships honour Vivian Bullwinkel and Bangka Island nurses

ACN today honoured the memory of Lt Col Vivian Bullwinkel and 21 of her dedicated wartime nursing colleagues with scholarships awarded to emerging Australian nurse leaders.


Media alert - Bullwinkel scholarships honour memory of massacred war nurses

Australian College of Nursing Foundations’ Bullwinkel Scholars Program will award 22 scholarships to nurse leaders on Friday at a presentation at Duntroon House at the Royal Military College in Canberra.


Nursing study tour in Vietnam

The ACN Foundation provided eight scholarships valued at up to $5000 to allow Fellows and Members to enhance their learning and professional skills by attending the Jon Baines Tour Nursing Study Tour to Vietnam in October 2023.



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