The Australian College of Perioperative Nurses (ACORN) is Australia’s peak body of perioperative nursing and the largest speciality nursing college. ACORN provides funds for research, professional development, patient safety resources and publication of the Standards for Perioperative Nursing in Australia - The New ACORN Standards.
- ACORN Standards - to be updated to include enrolled nurses 4th September 2023 Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about the recently released 2023 Professional Practice Standards for Periope... ... more
- JPN: Strategies to prevent inadvertent retained surgical items 19th June 2023 Unintentionally retained surgical items (RSIs) remain a global concern despite the attempts for prevention. Strategies, ... ... more
- JPN is pleased to announce the winners of the best paper 2022! 12th June 2023 JPN is pleased to announce the winners of the best paper 2022! Congratulations to Lucy Michaels and Dr Paula Foran for t... ... more
Our work is to advocate for safe, quality perioperative care for every patient on every occasion.
When our work is done, we will have delivered safe, quality perioperative care
that protects the health and wellbeing of every patient and nurse.