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Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

About Australian College of Nursing (ACN)

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the pre-eminent and national leader of the nursing profession and a community of dynamic and passionate nurses. We are committed to our intent of advancing nurse leadership to enhance the health care of all Australians. Our membership, events and higher education services allow nurses at all levels to stay informed, connected and inspired. We are excited to lead change and create a strong, collective voice for our profession by bringing together thousands of extraordinary nurses from across the country.

Why study with ACN?

ACN is a leading provider of postgraduate and vocational education for registered and enrolled nurses. You can be confident that if you choose to study with ACN that we are recognised for providing courses that are contemporary and have a strong clinical and evidence-based practice focus. Our comprehensive courses are designed and developed by nurse educators in collaboration with health industry partners to ensure that they build your clinical skills and advance your knowledge in your specialty area.

ACN Graduate Certificates

Our Graduate Certificate courses prepare nurses for a rewarding career in the health and community services sector. We offer coursework programs that are academically challenging and professionally relevant, in an environment that encourages independent learning and interaction amongst peers, supported by tutors and nurse educators. The courses provide the knowledge, skills and attitudes directly suited to working in specialist areas of health care and are designed to meet contemporary industry needs.

Why study a graduate certificate with ACN?

  • Written by specialist nurses for nurses
  • Supported by tutors and nurse educators
  • Study online, anywhere, anytime
  • FEE-HELP available
  • Access to Office 365 Education for free, throughout the duration of your course
  • Unsure if postgraduate education is right for you? Try a single unit of study


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Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Paediatric Nursing Studies is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses working within the diverse contexts of contemporary paediatric health care.

Graduate Certificate

Studying aged care nursing with ACN will provide you with the principles of aged care nursing practice to improve your knowledge and skills to offer and coordinate evidence-based person-centred nursing care for the older person.

Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Child and Family Health Nursing (CFHN) aims to provide nurses with a sound understanding of child and family health nursing within a legal, moral and ethical framework that reflects current models of care and government policy and practice initiatives.

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct
  • 26
  • Australian College of Nursing (ACN)
2021 National Nursing Forum
8:00am to 5:00pm Australia/Sydney time | Virtual Online Event
The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe