About the Australian College of Nursing
The core business of the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the promotion and recognition of professional excellence in nursing. ACN aims to provide the means for all nurses to bring a level of excellence to their nursing practice, whether that be through the education, professional development, information and networking opportunities, or through high level input to health policy.
With representation on government committees and health advisory bodies, ACN is recognised as a key centre of influence in the health policy arena in Australia. ACN is the Australian member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
Collegian: The Australian Journal of Nursing Practice, Scholarship and Research is the official journal of the Australian College of Nursing. Collegian aims to reflect the broad interests of nurses and the nursing profession, and to challenge nurses to emerging areas of interest. It publishes research articles and scholarly discussion of nursing practice, policy and professional issues. Papers published in the journal are peer reviewed by a double blind process using reviewers who meet high standards of academic and clinical expertise. Invited papers that contribute to nursing knowledge and debate are published at the discretion of the Editor.
ACN believes that each and every nurse in Australia should have the opportunity to grow their career through quality education, and further our profession through representation. ACN is the voice of influence, providing the nursing expertise and experience required when government and key stakeholders are deciding the future of health.
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Meet the Editor
Professor Lisa McKenna RN PhD FACN
Lisa is Professor and Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, at La Trobe University. She holds postgraduate qualifications in nursing, education, health administration and history. More