The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have joined forces to deliver a free webinar examining the international perspective to COVID-19 and the future of nursing.
The webinar will be held between 7:30pm – 9:00pm AEDT on Monday 23 November and is the exploring the nursing response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It will feature the perspectives of senior nursing leaders from both countries as well as the first-hand experiences from the nursing staff who have been on the frontline of fighting the virus.
Some of the key topics the webinar will cover include:
- experiences of frontline staff in both countries
- lessons which can be learned from the COVID-19 response
- opportunities available for nursing beyond the pandemic.
There will also be the opportunity for the audience to have their COVID-19 questions answered by a panel of clinical experts from Australia and the United Kingdom (UK).
ACN is delighted that four of our Fellows will be sharing their expertise during the event including our:
- President Professor Christine Duffield FACN: 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.
- CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN: A renowned leader and a passionate CEO who has shaped ACN to become a prominent and influential professional organisation.
- Victoria Network Chair Professor Jennifer Weller-Newton FACN: A highly experienced educational researcher who explores graduate transitions and reflective practice.
- Queensland Network and Advanced Practice Community of Interest Chair Christopher O’Donnell FACN: An innovator, informatician and a health economist with a desire to build stronger, more effective and more efficient health care systems.
These nurse leaders will be joined by representatives from RCN – the world’s largest professional nursing body and union – including President Professor Dame Anne Marie Rafferty DBE FRCN and Director of Nursing Policy and Practice Susan Masters.
A full list of speakers can be found in the event program.
Registrations are now open for the free event and can be made via the ACN website.
Please note that, when booking a place, only UK residents will be able to use the postcode ‘lookup’ facility. International registrants will need to enter their address manually.