How the History of Nursing Frames our Current Practice

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30 Sept-11 Oct 2024 | Land tour of Turkey | 28 CPD HRS

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Conference Synopsis

In this study tour, we will review Florence Nightingale’s contribution to Nursing, visit her Museum in Istanbul – we will tour Gallipoli and, look at the founding of the Nursing Profession in the military – then look at how that foundation is still evident in the current hierarchical structure of modern Nursing in Australia.

We will compare and contrast modern Australian practice to Turkish Nursing practice through a number of hospital visits and presentations from our Turkish Nursing colleagues, both Clinical and Academic.

This conference will assist conference participants in connecting the dots between the rich history of nursing and their daily practice, fostering a greater appreciation for the profession’s evolution and its continued relevance in the modern healthcare landscape.

The conference sessions consists of a mix of face to face sessions, visits to local health facilities, the Florence Nightingale Museum, and Gallipoli, as well as an Online library that will house a number of additional papers and webinars to meet the learning outcomes for this conference study tour.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

On this study tour, you will:

  • Gain an Historical Perspective on Nursing Evolution which will provide you a deeper understanding of the historical developments and key milestones in the field of nursing, from its early origins to the present day. You will learn how historical events, figures, and innovations have shaped and continue to influence contemporary nursing practice.
  • Investigate and appreciate the contributions of influential nursing pioneers and leaders throughout history. You will understand how these individuals have laid the foundation for modern nursing principles, ethics, and standards.
  • Explore practical ways in which historical knowledge can inform and improve current nursing practice. You will learn how lessons from the past can be applied to address contemporary healthcare challenges, enhance patient care, and guide ethical decision-making.
  • Develop an awareness of how historical nursing practices and societal norms have influenced the ethical and cultural aspects of nursing today. You will gain insights into how historical biases and advancements have shaped the profession’s approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC, MACN, Specialist Nurse Educator

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 Walker

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”.


Delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning, the live presentations are delivered during the event, and the online library prior to the start date. The library is an essential component of the entire program.

The library consists of material supplied by our Presenter, which may include any of the following:

  • Research documents, links to external information and recorded presentations

The research documents and recorded presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities. They are delivered to you before the commencement date so you can start your education early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two-week window post event where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual study tour.

Below is a snapshot of the Program:

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Day one: 30 Sept 2024

Istanbul | Dosso dossi downtown hotel

Unpack your bags, order a cocktail and relax.

Evening: Welcome Function

Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and registration function.

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Day Two: 01 Oct 2024

istanbul | Conference Day

Session included today:

  • The History of Nursing

Afternoon: The Nightingale Museum

The exhibits encompass a collection of Florence Nightingale’s personal possessions, which consist of photographs, certificates, medallions, and even the bracelet gifted to her by Sultan Abdulmecid. To visit this museum, it is essential to secure an official permit in advance due to its location within a highly secure military zone.

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Day Three: 02 Oct 2024


Full Day Tour:
Enjoy a day of spectacular sites and sounds which will include stops at the following:

  • Topkapi Palace
  • The iconic Hagia Sophia
  • The Hippodrome
  • The Blue Mosque
  • The Grand Bazaar
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Day Four: 03 Oct 2024


This morning we will visit a local hospital where we will visit the facility with our Nursing Colleagues and discuss the delivery of nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

Evening: 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show

The 1001 Turkish Night Dinner Show is a delightful combination of great food, mesmerizing entertainment, and cultural enrichment. It’s a perfect way to spend an evening while visiting Turkey, whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple, or a family looking for a memorable experience that will transport you to the enchanting world of Turkish folklore and traditions.

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Day Five: 04 Oct 2024

Travel to Çanakkale | kolin hotel

This morning we will embark on our journey to Canakkale. Along the way we will stop at Gallipoli shores (ANZAC Cove, Arıburnu, Kumsal), the Respect to Mehmetçik Statue, and the Memorial Cemeteries (including the Lone Pine Australia monument, the 57th Regiment Turkish monument, and the Chunuk Bair New Zealand monument).

Session included today:

  • WW1 Nursing


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Day Six: 05 Oct 2024


Morning: Troy Ancient Site Visit

This morning we will head to the Troy Ancient Site.

Troy, known as “Ilion” in ancient times, is a legendary city that played a central role in Greek mythology and history.

Troy’s rich history and mythological significance make it a captivating destination for history buffs and travellers interested in exploring the legends of the past.


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Day Seven: 06 Oct 2024

Travel to Kusadasi | charisma de-luxe hotel

Following a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, our journey will take us to Kusadası.

En route, you’ll have the chance to explore the Acropolis of Pergamon via a cable car ride. Pergamon, honoured with UNESCO World Heritage status in 2014, bears witness to its resilient history, having endured countless invasions and periods of destruction.

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Day Eight: 07 Oct 2024


Session included today:

  • Turkish Nurses Earthquake Experience

Afternoon: A Journey to the Ephesus Ancient City

Our next adventure will lead us to the remarkable Ephesus Ancient City. Ephesus is renowned for being one of the most expansive archaeological excavations worldwide, and our expedition will encompass an array of extraordinary sites.

On our visit, we’ll marvel at the Odeon, The Fountain of Trajan, the steam baths of Scholastica, in addition to the temples honouring Hadrian and Domitian. Our itinerary will also include the awe-inspiring Library of Celsus, a structure of remarkable historical significance.

After this part of our journey, we’ll shift our attention to The Grand Theatre, where Saint Paul once delivered his sermons. What’s truly fascinating is that during ancient times, this theatre held the impressive distinction of being the largest in Asia Minor, with a seating capacity of up to 24,000 spectators.

Our walk through the Ephesus ruins will last for about 2 hours, giving us ample time to soak in the history. And before we head back to the hotel, we’ll take a relaxing break at a nearby carpet-weaving village.

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Day Nine: 08 Oct 2024


This morning we will visit a local hospital where we will visit the facility with our Nursing Colleagues and discuss the delivery of nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

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Day Ten: 09 Oct 2024

Travel to PAMUKKALE | pam Thermal Hotel

Today, our journey takes us to Pamukkale, a place whose name translates to “Cotton Castle” in English. In times gone by, it was known as Hierapolis and was renowned for its therapeutic thermal and mineral baths, as well as its stunning, snow-white “petrified waterfalls.”

Our exploration of Pamukkale will include a visit to Salt Lake and Hierapolis. Here, we’ll encounter the remarkably well-preserved Necropolis, the bustling main street, the imposing gates, the soothing thermal baths, the enigmatic Devil’s Hole, and the breathtaking Masterpiece Theater.

Pamukkale’s terraces are crafted from travertine, a sedimentary rock formed by the mineral-rich waters from the hot springs. This area boasts 17 hot springs, with temperatures ranging from 35°C to 100°C. The water emerges from the springs and travels an impressive 320 meters (1,050 ft.) to the top of the travertine terraces, where it deposits calcium carbonate along a section measuring 60 to 70 meters in length, covering an expansive area of 240 to 300 meters.

After our exploration, we’ll return to the hotel, undoubtedly with unforgettable memories of this natural wonder.

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Day Eleven: 10 Oct 2024

Travel to istabul

This morning we will travel back to Istanbul to prepare for our departure.

Evening: Farewell Dinner Cruise

Share a dinner and farewell friends and colleagues of this cruise on the Bosporus.


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Day Twelve: 11 Oct 2024


We say our final goodbyes – Safe Travels


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Dossa Dossi Downtown | Istanbul

Dossa Dossi Downtown Istanbul, which is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Istanbul, making it convenient for both business and leisure travellers. It’s situated in the lively neighbourhood of Levent, which is known for its business district and shopping areas.

The hotel offers a range of stylish and comfortable rooms and suites with modern amenities. These accommodations are designed to cater to the needs of discerning travelers and are often elegantly decorated.


Kolin Hotel | Canakkale

The Kolin Hotel Canakkale is a well-known hotel located in the city of Canakkale, Turkey. It offers a range of amenities and services for travellers. It is situated in a scenic location on the coast of the Dardanelles Strait, offering beautiful views of the water and the surrounding area. It’s conveniently located, making it accessible to various attractions in Canakkale.

The hotel offers a variety of room types, including standard rooms, suites, and possibly even special rooms with views of the Dardanelles. The rooms are typically well-appointed with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Charisma De-luxe Hotel | Kusadasi

Charisma De-Luxe Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Kusadasi, offering beautiful views of the Aegean Sea. It’s known for its upscale accommodations and amenities.

The hotel offers a range of room types, including standard rooms, suites, and possibly even some with sea views. These rooms are well-appointed with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.

Charisma De-Luxe Hotel has multiple restaurants and bars where guests can enjoy a variety of Turkish and international cuisine. 


Pam Thermal Hotel | Pamukkale

Pam Thermal Hotel is a well-known hotel located in Pamukkale, Turkey. It is a popular choice for travellers visiting the region due to its proximity to the stunning natural wonders of Pamukkale and its therapeutic thermal springs.

Pam Thermal Hotel is situated in the town of Pamukkale, which is famous for its unique terraces of white mineral-rich thermal waters. The hotel is conveniently located near the Pamukkale Travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis, making it an ideal base for exploring these attractions.

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Happy attendees

Presented so well, Sue captures the audience in a calm & happy way. Meditation should be a daily part of our lives & having the knowledge from Sue l am sure my day will be calmer as l practice what Sue has shown us.


Nursing Retreat | Gold Coast Hinterlands

I always enjoy Sue Walker's presentations. She is very fabulous at including everyone. I always enjoy Nursing CPD presentations. I’ve been attending since 2011 and have never been disappointed. I look forward to my next adventure in learning and travelling.


Weight Loss and Wellness | Port Douglas

Sue was very approachable spoke clearly and was more then willing to answer any questions we had for her, she presented herself in a very professional manner and I would highly recommend this course to anybody.


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Tour Inclusions

  • 11 nights’ accommodation at 4 and 5 star hotels including breakfast
  • Transportation by luxury coach A/C with free wi-fi internet
  • All museum and site entrances as per the itinerary
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Dinner and 1001 nights show
  • Farewell Dinner Cruise by private boat
  • Domestic flight ticket between Denizli Çardak and Istabul airports (One way in economy class)
  • All taxes of the services within the itinerary

Program Inclusions

  • An extensive education program based on current best practice
  • A presenter that is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, and passion with attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-tour education activities
  • A study tour pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic experience
  • A study tour transcript that identifies each session presented, including the session synopsis and session presenter
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio


  • Flights to and from Turkey
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Departure transfer to airport
  • Travel insurance – please contact us at [email protected] for a quote
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Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
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$5550 per person 
Single Supplement (Own room for one) $860 per person
Payments including deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.
Prices are subject to change, Education at Sea has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non-refundable deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 10th July 2024. All funds are non-refundable after the final payment date.
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