ICN Guidelines on advanced practice nursing

The International Council of Nurses has released Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing 2020.

These will have relevance to Nurse Continence Specialists.

Access the ICN Guidelines on Advanced Practice Nursing

ACN Scholarships

The Australian College of Nursing and the Australian Government Department of Health have made available a range of scholarships.

They include under-graduate and post graduate-scholarships in aged care, under-graduate and post-graduate scholarships in nursing and midwifery. Applications are now open. 

Applications are now open for the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health related discipline.

Read about these ACN scholarships

Informed consent

New guidance for clinicians on obtaining valid informed consent 

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has developed new guidance for clinicians on how to obtain informed consent in health care.

The fact sheet provides information on the key principles for informed consent, how to obtain valid informed consent, principles for assessing legal capacity, information on legal obligations, and links to further information and useful resources.

ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal

Today the ACN has launched the ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal where health care workers can anymously report concerns about COVID-19.

ACN will review this information, and if appropriate, raise concerns with relevant agencies or government.

Access the  ACN COVID-19 Disclosure Portal

National Continence Helpline COVID-19 news

The National Continence Helpline - Free Call - 1800 33 00 66 continues to function during the current COVID-19 crisis as an essential service.

An increased volume of calls is anticipated particularly if consumers are concerned about accessing continence products.

If you are, or become aware, of any issues with supply of continence products, please email the details ASAP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Helpline will collate this information and provide it to the Continence Foundation of Australia.

Thank you for your support, and stay safe, well and calm during this difficult time.