In the dynamic landscape of health care, continuous learning and skill enhancement are not just desirable qualities but essential attributes for nurses to stay ahead and thrive in their careers. As the calendar turns to September, the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) again has a range of exciting networking and professional development opportunities on offer to support, inspire and enrich nurses around the country.
Whether you want to boost your knowledge with a quick free webinar, dive into an extensive leadership masterclass or gain hands-on experience in a face-to-face CPD workshop, ACN will help you elevate your knowledge and expertise!
Level up your skills with face-to-face CPD
We are bringing our tailored CPD courses to locations across the country allowing nurses to gain hands-on experience and develop practical skills. From wound management to mental health assessment and urinary catheterisation, we have a wide range of courses on offer to suit nurses working in different settings and specialisations.
We are proud to offer exclusive discounted rates for our valued ACN members. Check out the face-to-face workshops we are running in September below or head to our CPD Centre to view other upcoming workshops and online CPD options.
- End of Life Care in Acute Care Settings: Adelaide (1 September)
- Wound Management Update: Brisbane (4 September)
- Mental Health Assessment for Non-MH Nurses: Adelaide (7 September)
- Urinary Catheterisation Workshop: Parramatta (13 September)
- Lymphoedema Management Workshop: Gold Coast (15 September)
- Wound Management Update: Brisbane (18 September)
- Venepuncture & Cannulation Workshop: Parramatta (21 September)
Apply for funding to support your studies
ACN is proud to administer a number of government-funded scholarships to enable nurses and other healthcare professionals to pursue and progress their careers.
Applications for the Aged Care Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships and Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme are open throughout September.
- Aged Care Scholarships: support personal care workers and nurses to complete qualifications.
- Allied health scholarships: assist allied health professionals to pursue dementia-related qualifications.
- Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme: provides financial assistance to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students who are undertaking an undergraduate course in an eligible health-related discipline.
Join the ACN Roadshow in Perth
After connecting with more than 700 nurses in 2022 the ACN National Nursing Roadshow is back, and we are thrilled to be heading to WA next! Join us on 5 September 2023 for an evening of networking with ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN and connect with like-minded colleagues over canapés and beverages. The event will provide a unique platform to forge connections with fellow professionals who share your passion and dedication.
Check out our photo album from the recent Melbourne Roadshow for a sneak peek of the energy and excitement to look forward to. ACN members and non-members are warmly invited to attend the event free of charge. Join us as we continue our journey of knowledge-sharing and camaraderie, creating memories and connections that will last well beyond the event itself. Register now to secure your place.
Reach your leadership potential
The Mid-Career Nurse Leadership Program is a career consolidator for the next generation of leaders who want to supplement their professional experience with a challenging leadership intensive to advance their careers.
The Nurse Executive Leadership Program is a career accelerator, for those in and those aspiring to nurse executive roles, who want to strengthen their influence and command respect and recognition.
Following the masterclasses, participants will continue to develop their skills and confidence through a six-month program of career coaching and learning sets.
If you are ready to take your leadership career to the next level, take control of your future by registering for an ACN leadership program today!
Upskill on nursing regulation and cultural safety
Dr. Bethne Hart MACN, Team Leader of Mental Health Programs at Honeysuckle Health, will deliver a presentation that delves into the cultural safety of nursing regulators responding to complaints surrounding the nursing care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and/or communities.
Through a case study approach, the presentation will explore the challenges that the nursing profession and its regulatory bodies face in ensuring cultural safety.