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 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


It’s Time for Nurses Scholarship Fund

Our health depends on a highly skilled nursing work force.

Australia has an acute nursing crisis. Please donate to create more scholarships for nurses.

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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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Make a gift in your Will

What will be your legacy? Make a gift in your Will to support nurses.

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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.


The Bullwinkel Project Scholarships open September 2023

To coincide with the unveiling of the statue of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has announced details of the ACN Bullwinkel Scholarships.


Live stream of unveiling Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel sculpture

Mark your calendars, the sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel, AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA will be unveiled at 7.30am AEST on Wednesday 2 August 2023.


The ACN Foundation launches Pacific Nations Nurses Scholarship

The Australian College of Nursing Foundation is further strengthening its links with the nursing profession in the Pacific with a new scholarship program.



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