Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes FACN sharing her expertise during the 2020 Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program
In June, nursing leaders from across Australia will congregate in Sydney for the Australian College of Nursing’s Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program (MCNLP). The program — which is tailored for registered nurses who have more than six years of professional experience or are new to a management or leadership position — is a dynamic course that empowers nurses to lead change in their workplaces. As part of the program, participants will have the opportunity to complete a quality project/quality improvement initiative and receive career coaching. They will also participate in a five-day face-to-face masterclass where they hear from and connect with the high-profile leaders featured below. There are only a limited number of places available for the June program, so don’t miss out on the unprecedented opportunity to be inspired by these renowned leaders. Applications are also open for the next program intake which commences in October 2021. You can learn more and apply on the ACN website.
Professor Christine Duffield FACN
Professor Christine Duffield FACN is an internationally acclaimed nursing workforce researcher and Australia’s leading voice on the impact of nursing workload and skill mix on patient outcomes and the quality of patient care. Christine joined the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) Board in 2013 and is currently the President of ACN. Learn more about Professor Duffield on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN
Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN is a renowned leader and a passionate CEO who has shaped the Australian College of Nursing to become a prominent and influential professional organisation. As well as leading a strong and collective voice for the nursing profession to improve patient outcomes and the social determinants of health for all Australians, Kylie is also driven to improve gender equality and diversity as well as promoting the importance of women in leadership roles both nationally and internationally. Learn more about Adjunct Professor Ward on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms FACN (DLF)
Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms FACN (DLF) is the former Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, a role she held from August 2015 to July 2019. She was previously the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Australian College of Nursing, a position she was appointed to in May 2012 following six years as the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer with NSW Health. Learn more about Adjunct Professor Thoms on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FACN
Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay FACN has over 45 years’ experience in clinical, educative and managerial roles. She is currently a Board Director and Secretary for the newly created Australasian Institute of Digital Health (AIDH), and Chair of the AIDH NSW Branch, AIDH Nursing and Midwifery Community of Practice, and CHIA Education Committees. Learn more about Dr Bichel-Findlay on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Karen Cook FACN
Karen Cook FACN has been a registered nurse for almost 40 years and is a former senior nursing and midwifery adviser to the office of the Commonwealth Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer. During her career she has held a number of high-profile positions in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Learn more about Karen Cook on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes FACN
Adjunct Professor Sue Hawes FACN is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer of the Northern Territory and is also currently working as a senior executive managing the COVID-19 pandemic response for NT Health. Her career spans across many different roles and experiences, including working in academia, consulting with PWC, designing and implementing large scale transformational change programs nationally, to being a senior executive mobilising high level strategic plans. Learn more about Adjunct Professor Hawes by visiting our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program Speaker page.
Mark Kearin FACN
Mark Kearin FACN is the Manager, Membership Organisation Team at the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation and has over 25 years’ experience in senior nursing and heath executive roles in major health services in New South Wales and Queensland. Mark is also a Non-Executive Director on the Nurses and Midwives Health Insurance Board and a Council Member of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards. Learn more about Mark Kearin on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Dr Lynette Cusack MACN
Dr Lynette Cusack MACN is an Associate Professor in the Adelaide Nursing School. Her research focus is on the contemporary role of the nurse/midwife in a range of different contexts; evaluating models of practice, including impact on the health care system, interdisciplinary team and patients’/women’s experience. Learn more about Dr Cusack on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Dr Samantha Jakimowicz MACN
Dr Samantha Jakimowicz MACN is a Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and has extensive clinical and research experience in the intensive care field. Her areas of expertise include compassion, empathy, patient experience and nurse well-being. Learn more about Dr Jakimowicz by visiting our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Deb Pittam MACN
Deb Pittam MACN has been a nurse for more than 30 years and specialises in the areas of community health, sexual health, population health, health promotion, custodial health, practice development and leadership and leadership development. Her passions include women’s health, women in leadership and wellbeing at work. Learn more about Deb Pittam on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.
Dr Christine Dennis
Dr Christine Dennis is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. She is currently an Associate Professor at Flinders University and is dedicated to growing and developing our emerging health leaders. Learn more about Dr Dennis on our Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program speaker page.