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The National Nursing Forum 2016

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The National Nursing Forum is ACN’s signature annual event bringing together nurses from around the country. In 2016 the Forum took place in Melbourne, Victoria from 26-28 October at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. Our theme for 2016, The Power of Now, explored where we are as a profession and how we operate as teams and as individuals. We looked at the current and most vital issues nurses are facing and the creative way nurses are leading necessary reform.

As nurses we lead busy lives and The Power of Now brings us back to the moment of being mindful and self-aware and offers an opportunity to take a closer look at our own wellbeing. This creates a flow-on effect that has a positive impact on what we have to offer in our everyday lives. Our ability to have the confidence to know and trust in ourselves helps us to constantly evolve as leaders so that we can be our best selves every day.

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