The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is your hub for all things nursing.

We keep our members informed, connected and inspired through a range of exciting benefits, including opportunities to:

  • engage with like-minded nurses around the country
  • stay up-to-date with the profession through our publications
  • access free online CPD modules and track CPD in the ACN Professional Portfolio
  • contribute to health care discussion and shape and influence government policy
  • represent ACN at professional and government forums and build a profile as a nurse leader
  • access exclusive discounts on ACN Graduate Certificates and registrations to our must attend annual event, The National Nursing Forum
  • and much more!  
For an overview of all member benefits head to www.acn.edu.au/membership.

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Graduate Certificates

Pursue your passion and specialise with ACN! Our 14 Graduate Certificates are designed for nurses by nurses, emphasise a strong clinical focus and evidence-based practice and are delivered online.

National Nursing Forum 2018

ACN’s signature annual event brings together vibrant nurses from around the country and across the globe. Themed Diversity and Difference, the 2018 NNF will take place on the Gold Coast from 28-30 August.

Emerging Nurse Leader program

The ENL program empowers current and future nurse leaders, from final year undergraduates to nurses in their sixth year of practice, to develop their skills and confidence through personal and professional development.

General Membership

General Membership is available to all RNs, ENs and midwives registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Monthly payments: 12 x $27.25

Graduate Membership

Graduate Membership is offered to NMBA registered RNs, ENs and midwives in their first year post-graduation.

Monthly payments: 12 x $18.00

Undergraduate Membership

Undergraduate Membership provides undergraduate RN and EN students with access to a comprehensive suite of member benefits.

Annual payment: 12 x $4.50

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate Membership is available to NMBA registered RNs, ENs and midwives who are members or employees of ACN Affiliate organisations.

Monthly payments: 12 x $20.75

Start-Up Membership

Start-Up Membership allows undergraduate RN and EN students to access basic membership benefits free of charge.


Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to anyone who is not an NMBA registered RN, EN or midwife, but is interested in the nursing profession.

Monthly payments: 12 x $18.50

We are proud to offer a special membership rate to support nurses that have retired from the workforce. Contact us on 1800 061 660 or membership@acn.edu.au to find out more.