What member benefits will be offered by Australian College of Nursing (ACN)?
Member benefits will remain an integral part of the ACN membership and therefore in the interim all benefits for RCNA and TCoN will be provided. As always benefits will continue to be reviewed and improved according to relevance and need.
What happens if I am a member of both Colleges?
You can continue dual membership of both RCNA and TCoN. Once the colleges have unified and you have notified the colleges you wish to take up membership of ACN you will then hold a single equivalent membership with ACN.
It’s not practical for me to keep/renew my membership with both RCNA and TCoN before the unification. Which one should I stay with?
We suggest you retain your membership with which ever College you see as the more useful or beneficial to you during the unification period.
Will I be able to retain my TCoN membership number?
If you are a current TCoN member we will retain a copy of your current number, but you will be issued with a new ACN membership number. All new members who have never been listed with either organisation will be issued with a new membership number.
If I’m a second/third year student do I still have to pay the full $120 new student fee?
If you are not currently a paying student you will be required to pay the full amount of $120 irrespective of year level.
Why do I have to consent to join ACN?
As ACN will be a new organisation we have a legal requirement to gain your written permission to cease your current membership with RCNA/TCoN and to commence with ACN. All current members from RCNA and TCoN will receive a letter inviting them to join ACN. This letter must be signed and returned to the relevant College to ensure membership of ACN.
What happens if I do not give permission to join ACN?
Any RCNA or TCoN members who do not provide written permission to join ACN will retain their membership to the former Colleges until their membership lapses. After 1 July 2012 RCNA and TCoN members will be unable to renew their membership to their respective colleges. These members can still provide permission to join ACN at any time.
If I remain with RCNA or TCoN and do not give permission to become an ACN member will I still receive my current member benefits and access after 1July 2012?
It is anticipated that all of your current college benefits will continue until your anniversary. As current practice if there are to be any changes to membership benefits you will be advised as normal.