Membership categories

  • Standard member – Open to all Australian registered and enrolled nurses and midwives.
  • Student member – Open to all nursing and midwifery students currently undertaking undergraduate and diploma studies.
  • Graduate member – Open to all registered or enrolled nurses and registered midwives in their first year post-graduation.
  • Fellow – Any Australian College of Nursing member with a proven record of excellence and commitment to both nursing and the Australian College of Nursing can apply to become a Fellow. Applicants for Australian College of Nursing Fellowship are required to demonstrate professional commitment and achievements in a written application and are evaluated by a peer group committee.
  • Retired member – A special discounted membership for Australian College of Nursing members who have retired from the workforce.
  • Associate member – Open to any individual health professional who is not a nurse but who has strong relevant ties to nursing.
  • Corporate Partnership – A special membership for health care facilities and educational institutions with a desire to pursue professional excellence in nursing.
  • Affiliate member – A registered or enrolled nurse who is a financial member or employed by one of ACN’s corporate partners.