Midwives on board

19 - 28 March 2023 | Cruising to The South Pacific departing Sydney | 24 CPD Hrs
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Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below.

If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774.

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Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Sue Lawton

BNSc, Grad Dip Mid, Cert IV TAE, IBCLC

Sue is the Midwifery Educator and a Lactation Consultant at Townsville University Hospital and is the Chair of the Statewide Midwifery Educators Group in Queensland. She has worked in the field of midwifery for over 20 years and brings experience across the pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal continuum having worked in the public and private sectors, rural and city.

Sue formed the Queensland Maternity Educators Group in 2020 with the aim of working together and sharing resources across Queensland and trying to standardise education across the state. Her passion is to give midwives the opportunities to grow and develop, which allows them to be the best midwife they can be to improve the outcomes for our birthing families.

Conference Program:

An expert Educator provides the program content with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what Conference you attend, you always need accommodation. A cruise ship provides a fantastic all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines excellent education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and there is the online library which is open one month before the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter/s which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

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

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

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Day one:
19 Mar 2023 | Depart Sydney

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

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Day two:
20 Mar 2023 | Conference Day

Today will consist of conference sessions both self-directed and face-to-face. The full program is yet to be completed but it will be fabulous.

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    Day three:
    21 Mar 2023 | Conference Day

    Today will consist of conference sessions both self-directed and face-to-face. The full program is yet to be completed but it will be fabulous.

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        Day Four:
        22 Mar 2023 | NOUMÉA, NEW CALEDONIA

        An understated and underappreciated cultural melting pot, brimming with stunning views, rich food and turbulent but fascinating history.

        The mix of both French and local Kanak culture, intermingled with aspects of Vietnamese and Indonesian influence, has created a unique travel experience in Nouméa and New Caledonia.

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          Day Five:
          23 Mar 2023 | MARE ISLAND, NEW CALEDONIA

          Wild by nature, the island’s landscapes effortlessly combine the spectacle of steep cliffs and dense, dark forests with fine sand coves and impressive rocky headlands. Quite unlike anywhere else, the scenery provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore what makes Maré Island so unique.

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          Day Six: 
          24 Mar 2023 | LIFOU, NEW CALEDONIA

          With its long, white sandy beaches and cliffs bathed in beautiful crystalline water, Lifou, New Caledonia offers no shortage of spectacular diving spots and hiking paths. The island’s varied landscapes are echoed by the nature of its inhabitants. Open and friendly, they offer visitors a warm welcome.

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            Day Seven: 
            25 Mar 2023 | Isle of Pines, NEW CALEDONIA

            The Isle of Pines in New Caledonia is the southernmost island in the Melanesian archipelago. It’s nicked-named “the closest thing to paradise’. With its emerald green water you will thoroughly enjoy your time at this gorgeous port of call.

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              Day Eight:
              26 Mar 2023 | Conference Day

              Today will consist of conference sessions both self-directed and face-to-face. The full program is yet to be completed but it will be fabulous.

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                  Day Nine am:
                  27 Mar 2023 | Conference Day

                  Today will consist of conference sessions both self-directed and face-to-face. The full program is yet to be completed but it will be fabulous.

                      Day Nine pm:
                      27 Mar 2023

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

                      Nursing CPD Conference Wellness Cardiac Patient Good Bye

                      Day Ten:
                      28 Mar 2023 | Arrive Sydney

                      Safe Travels home.


                        The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.

                        Click here to find out more about the NCI >>

                        The Venue:

                        Carnival Splendor

                        Carnival Splendor has it all! Being the length of 3 football fields it holds a huge amount of fun-filled activities onboard for you to enjoy.

                        Refurbished in 2019, including Fun-Ship 2.0 upgrades including the Green Thunder Waterslide & Waterpark, Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

                        Take time to relax, explore and have fun. 

                        Let's talk about your accommodation

                        Relax in a style & smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

                        All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

                        Dining Options

                        You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

                        There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

                        Relax and unwind

                        Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

                        Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

                        take in a stage show

                        Here's your chance to dip a toe into onboard entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you're ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

                        There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

                        CPD Conference Partner

                        Education at Sea

                        Education at Sea is an Australian business founded by experienced Nurses who wanted to offer a better alternative for CPD education for their fellow Nurses.

                        Cruise your way
                        to professional development

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                        Can I Bring the Family?

                        Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

                        Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid’s club program.

                        Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion’s travel arrangements.

                        Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

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                        What if I need kid-free time?

                        If you want to mix only with adults, most ships have an area with entry only available to people over the age of 18.

                        Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else.

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                        Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

                        We sure can……whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship our Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

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                        Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

                        We can’t promise – but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

                        Contact the fabulous people at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

                        Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.

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                        Happy attendees

                        It (CPD Travel) is an excellent act of Nursing/Nurses – initiative to integrate education and holiday, to bring Nurses together learning together.


                        Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient, Port Douglas

                        Just thank you. It was inspiring and I’m sure will be so so useful. Met some fabulous people, realised my work place is actually pretty good after hearing other people’s stories! My family are too!


                        Exploring Psychological Workplace Violence and Personal Resilience, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

                        The conference was great and I hope other staff will have the opportunity to attend this in future so that they can learn as well.


                        A Holistic Approach to Wound Management, Port Douglas


                        • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                        • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
                        • Conference Presenter who is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
                        • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
                        • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
                        • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key, which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
                        • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
                        • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
                        • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference, including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
                        • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                        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.

                        The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

                        Registration Costs

                        Please Note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.

                        Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

                        This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available.

                        Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

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