Nurse Executive Leadership Program participants during the June 2021 masterclass
Participants of the Australian College of Nursing’s (ACN) 2022 Nurse Executive Leadership Program intakes will have the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest executive minds in the Australian health care system.
The program is the only of its kind in Australia and will develop those in, and those aspiring to, nurse executive roles with the capabilities required to meet the future social, political and economic challenges in health and aged care.
The exclusive program supports participants to meet the requirements of the Nurse Executive Capability Framework, navigate the current health care landscape and strengthen their knowledge and influence in their existing and future roles.
We are proud to feature some of our 2022 masterclass presenters below. Head to the Nurse Executive Leadership Program page to view the full speaker line-up and learn more about the program.
If you are ready to accelerate your leadership career by joining the prestigious program in 2022, you can apply now to secure one of the limited places available.
Emeritus Professor Christine Duffield FACN
Emeritus Professor Christine Duffield FACN is an internationally renowned nurse who has worked tirelessly across direct care, consultancy, academia, research and in leadership roles to spearhead the advancement of the nursing profession in Canada, New Zealand, the UK, and Australia for over 40 years. She is a Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management at Edith Cowan University, Perth; Emeritus Professor University of Technology Sydney and President/Chair Australian College of Nursing. Learn more about Emeritus Professor Christine Duffield on our Nurse Executive 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 Kylie Ward on our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Professor Mary Chiarella AM FACN
Professor Mary Chiarella’s AM FACN career spans 40 years both in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is Professor Emerita, Susan Wakil School of Nursing at the University of Sydney. In 2003/04 she was the Chief Nursing Officer, NSW Health Department and prior to that was the Foundation Professor of Nursing in Corrections Health, with the University of Technology, Sydney. Learn more about Professor Mary Chiarella on our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary FACN
Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary FACN is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Metro North Hospital and Health Service (MNHHS), Australia’s largest hospital and health service, Board Member of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation and Deputy Chair of the RBWH Alumni. Alanna has been the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, MNHHS for six years, during four of these years she held the role of Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and Director of Nursing RBWH. Learn more about Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary on our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Mark Kearin FACN
Mark Kearin FACN is the Manager, Membership Organising 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 Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Professor Leanne Boyd FACN
Professor Leanne Boyd FACN joined the Eastern Health Executive as Executive Director Learning and Teaching / Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (CNMO) in November 2019. Prior to this appointment she was Group Executive Director of Clinical Education, Research and Nursing at Cabrini. She has a clinical background in critical care and over 30 years’ experience in health professional education. Learn more about Professor Leanne Boyd on our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan MACN
Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan MACN was appointed the Commonwealth Government Department of Health’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in November 2019. A registered nurse, she holds a Bachelor Degree in Education, a Master of Business Administration and in 2009 received a National Emergency Medal in recognition of service following the Victorian Bushfires. Learn more about Adjunct Professor (Practice) Alison McMillan by visiting our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Angela Ryan FACN
Angela Ryan FACN is the Australian Digital Health Agency’s Chief Clinical Information Officer and General Manager, Workforce & Education. Angela is a clinical leadership and health informatics professional with 30 years’ experience in hospitals and public sector organisations and more than two decades’ experience as a paediatric and adult intensive care nurse. Learn more about Angela Ryan on our Nurse Executive Leadership Program Speaker Page.
Be inspired by the Nurse Executive Leadership Program presenters
If you would like to have the unique opportunity to receive direct access to these high-profile thought leaders during a five-day face-to-face masterclass, followed by learning sets and mentoring with C-Suite Executives, apply now to secure one of our limited places for the 2022 program intakes.