THE NATIONAL NURSING FORUM
The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual event bringing together nurses from around the country and across the globe. In 2017 the NNF will take place in Sydney from 21 – 23 August at The Star.
Our theme this year, Make Change Happen, is a celebration of innovative nurses finding their power to make a difference to patients, communities and social determinates of health; nationally and globally.
We will explore putting The Power of Now into action in 2017, using our voice as health professionals to lead change in nursing, health and aged care.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
By attending ACN events, ACN members and non-members can acquire continuing professional development hours and gain valuable skills to further their knowledge and gain insight into topical issues affecting nurses today.
ACN NATIONAL NURSES BREAKFAST
The ACN National Nurses Breakfast is hosted each year on 12 May in celebration of International Nurses Day. The campaign encourages nurses and their supporters to host a breakfast or get-together at their workplace, university or community centre to celebrate the invaluable contribution nurses make to the health of our society. Involvement in the ACN National Nurses Breakfast hit an all time high in 2015 with over 240 breakfasts held across Australia and nearly 10,000 participants.
ACN NURSING & HEALTH EXPOS
The ACN Nursing & Health Expos are the perfect place to discover and progress your career in the nursing and health professions. The ACN Expos have a strong reputation for connecting visitors with a range of organisations including hospitals, health care services, educational institutions and specialty nursing groups. With over 110 exhibitors nationally, there are a wealth of products and services on show and visitors gain practical take-home advice and skills in a series of complimentary educational seminars. If you are a nurse, currently studying nursing or considering a career in the nursing or health professions, then the Expos are for you.
COMMUNITY AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE NURSING WEEK
Nurses lead and provide care in many community-based health services across the country, striving to improve equity of access for the hardest to reach communities and promoting the integration of health care delivered by a range of services. The ACN Community and Primary Health Care Community of Interest (COI) Advisory Committee were pleased to launch the Community and Primary Health Care Nursing Week: Nurses where you need them national campaign in 2015.