About ACORN

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.

Vision

Our vision is for Australian patients to receive the safest and highest quality evidence-based perioperative care in the world.

Mission

Our purpose is to promote best practice professional standards and practice for perioperative services and nursing in Australia through:

  • leadership and governance
  • collaboration
  • stakeholder engagement
  • advocacy
  • research
  • education and training.

Values

ACORN values collaboration, excellence, communication and innovation.

Collaboration

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.

Excellence

We will fulfill stakeholder expectations with integrity and credibility.

Communication

We are professional, transparent and ethical.

Innovation

We ensure that our services remain contemporary, creative, responsive and effective.