The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) is a registered Australian company and health promotion charity.
It exists to serve its members, the perioperative profession, the patient and the community to promote the prevention and control of disease.
ACORN is Australia’s peak body of perioperative nursing.
Our vision is for Australian patients to receive the safest and highest quality evidence-based perioperative care in the world.
Our purpose is to promote best practice professional standards and practice for perioperative services and nursing in Australia through:
- leadership and governance
- stakeholder engagement
- education and training.
ACORN values collaboration, excellence, communication and innovation.
We value the support of our volunteers and stakeholders to achieve results through inclusion and community as we work towards shared goals. We work in partnership with our state-based associations with openness, honesty and respect.
We will fulfill stakeholder expectations with integrity and credibility.
We are professional, transparent and ethical.
We ensure that our services remain contemporary, creative, responsive and effective.