The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) is the national peak body for nurse practitioners and advanced practice nurses in Australia.
The ACNP is active in advancing nursing practice and improving access to health care.
This is achieved through:
Support of professional practice
Our Vision Statement:
To influence healthcare policy through advocacy, consumer engagement and research
Instil nurse practitioner knowledge, competency and capability through access to quality education
Facilitate the development of a community of professional practice
Our Mission Statement:
To provide leadership, representation and support to improve the provision of health care to the general community
To monitor and make recommendations regarding the ongoing development of the role, NP policy and positions
To increase the level of awareness in health care and to the general public of the NP role
To provide forums for discussion and dissemination of information
To provide consultancy which improves the provision of health care to the general community
To support relevant nursing research