The Nurses for Nurses Network was established by two Australian Nurses, initially to provide a dedicated online CPD education platform now known as Nursing CPD. We believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse significantly impact the success of a patient’s experience in the healthcare system.
Based on what other healthcare professions have been doing for decades, we decided to provide Nurses with the same opportunity and hold Nursing Conferences in some great and exciting locations in Australia and overseas, with the same exacting education standards currently available in the online CPD platform.
“Great opportunity to update nursing knowledge and earn CPD points whilst discovering new places in the world and interacting with other nursing professionals from around Australia.“
Kathleen | Contentment or Mediocrity: The Nurse’s Role in Enhancing Quality of Life | The Mediterranean
The Governance oversight for the content of the Conference programs and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by Nursing CPD. Nursing CPD is committed to providing high-quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.
Nursing CPD is an economical, one-stop CPD solution providing an extensive CPD library, an Evidence Portfolio to house all your CPD certificates. Make sure you visit our Sister Site.
MEET THE TEAM
R.N. Bach Nursing (Admin), M.P.H.C. (Palliative Care), Nurse Education Specialist
Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.
As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor.
Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager. She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.
Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.
“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met.
Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession. The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.
Business Development and Corporate Subscriptions
Geoffrey is the Business Development and Corporate Subscription Accounts Manager for the Nursing CPD Institute. Geoffrey has extensive experience in both Business Management and IT Infrastructure large scale deployments. Over the past 20+ years, Geoffrey has worked extensively in the Human Services sector in Queensland for some of the Industries largest providers.
As a Senior Operations and Business Manager, Geoffrey has worked extensively in both the Aged Care sector (a number of years in the early days with NCI Director Sue Walker) as well as the Disability sector, employed by two of Queensland’s not-for-profit providers, Uniting Care and Endeavour Foundation.
Geoffrey’s roles with both Organisations included Regional Accountant, Program Manager for a large ICT Project, Business and Senior Operations Manager for Central and North Queensland.
Geoffrey is passionate about Customer Service and strives to provide the absolute best customer experience for everyone involved.
Events, Sales and Marketing
Helen is a specialist in Continuing Professional Development events organisation. Helen has worked in this field for the past 8 years and during this time has gained a thorough understanding of the CPD requirements of Nursing Professionals.
In addition, Helen manages the intricacies of providing an excellent Conference Program with the key requirements to ensure an exceptional educational travel experience. She has a vast array of administrative skills that she applies to ensure that every NFNN Conference attendee has a most enjoyable and fruitful CPD education travel adventure.
Helen enjoys exploring various cuisines and the challenge of recreating them at home for her family.
Admin Support & Customer Service
Lisa is an integral part of the Nurses for Nurses team with her extensive experience and provides expert administration support. In addition, she is highly involved in content creation and implementation on various websites and has a keen eye for design.
Lisa also provides exceptional customer service, both over the phone and via email, to our clientele.
R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training & Assessment, CertIV in Mediation
Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years of lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.
Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences and seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertiveness training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.
Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.
She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.
R.N., BACH NURSING
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University he developed an interest in mental health and has been working in this field of nursing since completing his studies in 2008.
In this time, Jason has undertaken varied roles including Acute Inpatient Nursing, Community Nursing, clinical facilitating and Nurse Unit Manager positions. In 2012, Jason combined his passion for nursing with his love of travel and founded CPD Cruise Pty Ltd with the view to providing Nurses the opportunity to update and improve their skills in diverse and unique locations.
Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)
RN, CDE, MSc
Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Metabolic and Chronic Disease and Weight Management. She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney. She has worked within the Diabetes, Weight Management and Metabolic and Chronic Disease arena for over 20 years.
Working both independently and within specialist clinics, Jules coordinates the care of clients with complex diabetes, metabolic and chronic conditions. She has participated in research projects involving weight management, diabetes, metabolic and chronic diseases and has presented at nursing, allied health, medical and community events at local, State and National level. She is a mentor for diabetes educators with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and also provides education and mentorship for student nurses, RNs, EENs and other health professionals within private organisations. She is also an member of External Advisory Committee for Queensland's University of Technology Master of Nursing programme.
Jules as is also part of the Global Midwives and Nurses Rotary Group and is currently part of the Leadership team.
Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN
Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practioner), BA (Hons), RN
Louise has over 25 years of experience in Wound Management and established her Private Practice (Wound Therapies) in 2014.
She has worked in several public hospitals and Community settings in Australia and overseas. She currently works collaboratively with several Aged Care Providers and private hospitals and runs her specialist community wound clinic.
Louise was previously an Honorary Clinical Fellow for Australian Catholic University and continues to participate in research projects with a leading Queensland University.
Louise is passionate about wound care and strives for best practices. Additionally, she has participated in several international working groups for Pressure Injuries and Leg ulcers and frequently presents at workshops, conferences & seminars.
She is a mum of two, loves the Sunny Coast lifestyle and attempting to play golf!
Dr Paula Foran
PhD., R.N., FACORN, FACPAN
Dr. Paula Foran has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in professional education and training and has received her Ph.D. for her doctoral thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”, undertaken at Deakin University.
Paula has a number of publications and book chapters to her credit, has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. Paula has been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses (ICPAN) and presented at the ICPAN (International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses) conference in Cancun, Mexico 2019.
Paula was recently awarded the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ award at the European Operating Room Nurses (EORNA) conference in The Hague.
Paula is currently a unit co-ordinator of two master level subjects with The University of Tasmania, is a senior lecturer for Critical Care Education Services, the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN). and was the ‘Chief Examiner’ for Perianaesthesia nursing in Australia until 2018 with the Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses.
She is a delightfully relaxed and humorous presenter.
Dr Wendy McIntosh
RGN, RMHN, GRAD. DIP MH, MN, CERT IV WORKPLACE ASSESSMENT & TRAINING, GROUP LEADERSHIP CERT, MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AANZPA
Dr Wendy McIntosh
RGN, RMHN, Grad. Dip MH, MN, Cert IV Workplace Assessment & Training, Group Leadership Cert, MRCNA, MANZCMHN, AANZPA
Wendy has over 30 years of experience as a health professional (clinical, education, and research), twenty-five of those years in mental health. Areas of specific interest and passion for Wendy include professional supervision, professional boundaries, professional identity, links between childhood trauma and mental illness, and workplace bullying.
Wendy has over 20 years of experience as a psychodrama trainee – lifelong learning. She is committed to using experiential learning in the work she does with individuals and groups.
Wendy maintains a full diary of workshops throughout Australia and London UK and consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator.
Wendy is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does within professional boundaries. She has developed internet training tools and education packages for individuals/organisations and delivers webinars for organisations.
With the assistance of six podcast episodes titled ‘Professional Boundaries’, Wendy is exploring and guiding listeners on their own personal and reflective journey through boundaries. Further podcasts are currently in production.