Karen Grace

Nursing and Midwifery Member

Karen currently leads the professional practice portfolio at the Australian College of Nursing.  She is a Registered Nurse and Midwife with almost forty years’ experience in healthcare.  She holds a Master of Health Administration. 

Prior to joining ACN, she held various executive leadership roles across a variety of health care settings.  Most recently she was the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery and Quality, Safety, Innovation, and Improvement at Canberra Health Services.  

Karen has extensive healthcare leadership and management experience and is passionate about the role of all health professionals including nurses and midwives in the delivery of high-quality healthcare.  She has been involved in numerous transformational changes as a leader, through the development of new infrastructure, innovative new services, contemporary models of care, and systems innovation.  She has supported these changes through the creation of a culture of safety, quality and improvement and the development of high performing teams.