Now open for public comment

About ACORN's public comment process

A draft of every ACORN standard will be posted on the ACORN website for a 14-day public comment period.

Comments submitted and conforming to the requirements detailed below will be actioned as either Accept, Accept with modification or Reject.

The draft will be amended in collaboration with ACORN's Standards Manager and Education Manager. 

The final draft standard will be submitted to the National Leadership Group and the Board of Directors for approval.

Viewing draft documents

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Submitting your feedback

ACORN's preferred method for receiving your feedback is by online survey. The survey will take around ten minutes and contains questions about the consultation documents.

Please do not submit your feedback as tracked changes in a copy of any draft standard or by email, as it is difficult to analyse feedback provided in this way.

When providing feedback, please reference the specific line number, section, sub-section item and/or page number.

If your feedback includes a suggested change or alternate or additional recommendations please suggest alternate phrasing, cite evidence to support your change and provide a rationale for your suggestion. Suggestions that do not include alternate phrasing, a rationale or a full cited reference will not be considered.  

Comments received after the published closing date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

Questions about providing feedback

If you have any questions in relation to this consultation process please submit your question to ACORN.

Drafts open for consultation

ACORN is currently seeking feedback on the draft standards for Pre-admission and Day Stay Nurse, Nurse Manager and Nurse Educator roles. To respond please click the links below. 

Draft standard

Consultation period closes

Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Pre-admission and Day Stay Procedure Nurse is now closed.Thank you to all who provided comments.

NOW CLOSED

Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Nurse Manager is now closed.Thank you to all who provided comments. NOW CLOSED
Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Nurse Educator is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments.  NOW CLOSED
Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Circulating Nurse is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments. NOW CLOSED
Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Anaesthetic Nurse is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments. NOW CLOSED

Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN) – PACU Nurse is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments.

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Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN)  Instrument Nurse is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments. NOW CLOSED

Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN) – Enrolled Nurse draft is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments.

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Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN) – Nurse Practitioner draft is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments.

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Professional Practice Standards for Perioperative Nurses (PPSPN) – Registered Nurse draft is now closed. Thank you to all who provided comments.

NOW CLOSED

ACORN will not accept written submissions as feedback on this draft due to the difficulty of collating responses. However, if you wish to upload a file, such as a reference or other material to support your feedback, please complete this feedback file upload.