National Nursing Forum 2021 (Virtual)
In line with our commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of our event attendees and staff, we have responded to present circumstances by making the difficult decision to defer the National Nursing Forum that was originally scheduled for Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 August 2021, the forum will now take place virtually from Tuesday 26 October – Thursday 28 October 2021. We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Registrations open

Date & time

Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October 2021



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About the event

The National Nursing Forum (NNF) is the Australian College of Nursing’s signature annual leadership and educational event bringing together nurses, students and other health professionals from around the country and across the globe. The NNF will take place virtually from Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 October 2021.

The theme for the NNF is ‘Champions of Change’ which will be explored in the keynote plenary sessions and throughout the program.

Registrations will close at 4.30pm AEDT on Thursday 28 October 2021.

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Your hosts

Christine Duffield
Professor Christine Duffield FACN

President Address

Greg Hunt
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP

Minister Address

Dr Veronica Croome
Dr Veronica Croome MACN

Master of Ceremonies

Keynote speakers

Fiona Brew MACN
Fiona Brew MACN
Anthony Dombkins
Anthony Dombkins
Denise Heinjus
Associate Professor Denise Heinjus
Nicola Roxon
The Hon. Nicola Roxon
Sarah Rowan
Sarah Rowan – Artist

Master class panellists

Belynda Jane Abbott FACN
Tony Dolan MACN
Tony Dolan MACN
Christine Duffield
Professor Christine Duffield FACN
Sue Hawes
Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes FACN
Shelley Nowlan
Associate Professor Shelley Nowlan FACN
Julienne Onley
Associate Professor Julienne Onley FACN
Adjunct Professor David Plunkett FACN
Kylie Ward
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN
David Stewart
David Stewart


Carey Blaik
Carey Blaik MACN
Lorna Cook MACN
Lorna Cook MACN
Francine Douce
Francine Douce MACN
Lisa Hellwege
Lisa Hellwege MACN
Leesa Hooker
Dr Leesa Hooker MACN
Sonia Martin
Sonia Martin MACN
Jacqui Pich
Dr Jacqui Pich MACN
Rheannwynn Sneesby
Ms Rheannwynn Sneesby MACN
Shannon Wallis
Shannon Wallis MACN
Julie Westaway
Julie Westaway MACN
Associate Professor Georgina Willetts FACN
Professor Georgina Willetts FACN
Matiu Bush
Matiu Bush

Registration fees

All participants are required to register to attend. Please read the following information carefully before completing your registration. Fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST.

 Standard Full Registration
ACN Undergraduate Members and Retired Members$150.00
Non-member retirees and undergraduate students$200.00

Registrations will close at 4.30pm AEDT on Thursday 28 October 2021.

Full registration includes:

  • Entry to Forum plenary and concurrent sessions
  • NNF registration pack valued at $400

Virtual Forum Q&A

Unless a cancellation or refund request is received, all bookings will automatically roll over to the virtual platform, and you will be refunded the difference in registration fees. Payments made for any social events will be refunded in full.

The event managers will be in touch to discuss the options available.

Yes. The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) will offer 100% refund of monies paid if you wish to cancel your registration or exhibition booking.

All refund requests must be made in writing to Refunds will be returned in the same form as the original method of payment. There will be no cancellation fees. Please allow up to 30 days for funds to be credited back to accounts.

The NNF online portal will remain open until 5:00pm AEDT Thursday 4 November 2021.


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Nursing and Midwifery Board Ahpra
Griffith University QLD School of Nursing and Midwifery
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council

In-kind sponsors

Byron Bay Cookies
Lucas Papaw Remedies
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The Card Network
Castle and Things
Ascent Footwear
Chef Good
Zero Co
Cheese Therapy by Artisans Bend
Sister Said So
Go-to Skincare
Sequins and Sand

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Contact us

The National Nursing Forum 2021 is organised with the assistance of Australian Conference and Event Organisers (aceo). For further information or assistance, please contact the Forum Office:

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T: 0432 651 588