Strategic Plan

Next phase of growth: Strategy and Implementation Plan for the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses 2019–2022

In December 2018, the ACORN Board of Directors and Executive Officer engaged a consultant, Randall Pearce of THINK: Insight & Advice Pty Ltd, to design and facilitate a plan for the next stage of the College's growth. A Strategic Planning Group, made up of certain ACORN directors and members of staff, was formed and established the following mission, vision and values.


Our work is to advance safe, quality perioperative nursing care for Australians.


When our work is done Australians receive safe, quality perioperative nursing care.


As we work, we are committed to:

  • collaboration
  • excellence
  • communication
  • innovation.

To read a summary of the strategic plan, click here.

The full plan will be available here soon.

Thanks to the ACORN directors and staff who served as members of the Strategic Planning Group:  Rebecca East, Trent Batchelor, Cath Murphy, Sophie Ehrlich, Garry Stratton, Wendy Rowland, Grace Loh, Karen Hay, Paula Foran, Trish Flood. 

Special thanks to guest members: Jed Duff, Tracy Kerle, Carollyn Williams, Ruth Melville and Rachel Short.