australian-college-of-children-and-young-peoples-nursesACCYPN is a professional nursing organisaiton for nurses who work with children and young people irrespective of the setting the nurse works in. ACCYPN represents nursing working across all domains of nursing clinical, education, management and research. The company was established in 2008 with the amalgamation of one national and five state organisaitons. ACCYPN is a company limited by guarantee.

The Australian College of Children & Young Peoples’ Nurses will promote excellence in health care for children and young people in the context of their family and the community.

ACCYPN Mission
The Australian College of Children & Young Peoples’ Nurses will advocate for and facilitate the continuing development of specialty nursing practices to meet the unique needs of children and young people.


  • Advocates for the inclusion of children and young people’s health needs and issues in nurse education programs and promotion of excellence in the nursing care of children and young people.
  • Facilitates the professional development of nurses working with children and young people; the development and maintenance of professional networks, and the implementation of programs designed to provide effective health services for children and young people.
  • Aims to Influence policy, procedures and practices in organisations and government departments in respect to children and young people’s health needs and to support and  promote evidence-based practice through education and research and by providing education and research grants.

ACCYPN has approximately 600 members, based in all states and territories.

The College has a biannual Conference held in different locations in Australia (; members receive a 2nd monthly newsletter (College Communique) and an online copy of the Journal of Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing 3 times per year.


Jacqui Burton - Board of Directors

The Secretary
PO Box 7112
Canberra BC ACT 2610
Tel: 07 3348 7380
Fax: 07 3319 6094
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