Our VisionCreating nursing’s future
Our MissionTo lead the development of the profession in line with the changing needs of the community, trends in health service delivery and the aspirations of nursing professionals themselves.
- The College believes in the work and worth of the nursing profession and demonstrates this by the range of services provided to support and sustain it
- The College promotes a voice for nurses in determining the direction and future of health care delivery
- The College promotes respect and support regardless of difference and acknowledges individual efforts and achievements
- The College is committed to continuous quality improvement as a dynamic process of innovation and renewal
- The College acts with integrity to ensure accountability
- The College is committed to life long learning
- The College is committed to developing partnerships and strategic alliances for the benefit of the profession
- The College encourages an environment of critical inquiry and research-based teaching and management
Our FocusThe College of Nursing provides support for nurses, while contributing to the creation of a better health care system for all Australians. These goals are achieved through education and professional development for all nurses, and by contributing to policy making with governments and relevant health organisations. The College of Nursing represents nurses at all stages of their careers, providing access to the latest information on nursing practice and giving support to facilitate career advancement. This focus leads to continuing benefits for health care systems through developing greater awareness of the significance of nursing to other health professionals, relevant government and non-government organisations and the wider community.
Policy makingThe College of Nursing is committed to creating nursing’s future by being at the forefront of health care system developments.
Balanced debate and discussion regarding health care issues relies on the valuable experience, views and ideas of the nursing profession. These debates are actively contributed to by the College through activities such as government lobbying, consultation with members, and media programs.
NetworkingProfessional networking opportunities exist in every College activity.
The College of Nursing networks on behalf of nurses with other health industry and professional organisations, such as:
- Commonwealth, State and local governments and agencies
- advisory committees and bodies
- specialty nursing associations and colleges
- allied health, medical associations and colleges
- universities and tertiary institutions.
The FutureNursing is essential to the future of health care. The College is integral to supporting individual nurses on their chosen career path and provides leadership and direction for members at all stages of the journey.
The challenge is to be a greater influence on health policy and to make a greater difference in improving health care service and outcomes for all Australians.