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14-26 July 2024 | Cruising Japan departing Tokyo | 28 CPD Hrs

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 7908 7774

Email: [email protected]

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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 contact the team from Education at Sea, our conference partners, on 02 7908 7774 or [email protected].

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Important information: Book your cabin early for a small deposit because this cruise ship will book out quickly. It would be sad to miss out on this fabulous conference and travel experience.

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Conference Synopsis

This Conference will explore key concepts of Nursing professional and clinical practice.

Attendees will be able to attend presentations on subjects as diverse as the importance of leadership, professional boundaries, getting research into routine practice, career planning and development, stress management strategies, assertive communication,
and a number of changes to best practice guidelines.

The Conference is relevant to the novice practitioner through to the experienced manager. The topics will allow attendees to review their practice and discuss how attendees can use the information presented to enhance healthcare delivery in the modern
healthcare environment.

Learning Outcomes

At this Conference, you will:

  • Explore key elements of Nursing Leadership
  • Discuss professional obligations as identified by AHPRA
  • Review current issues in clinical practice
  • Investigate the impact on the well-being of those who work in Health care
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You will also Lear

  • The importance of Leadership
  • How to love your work by focusing on the concept of red threads
  • How to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Defining the scope of practice – who decides
  • Generational stereotypes in the workplace
  • Negative workplace behaviour
  • The code of conduct for Nurses and Midwives
  • The standards of practice on which we are judged
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Mandatory reporting requirements
  • Social media and your responsibilities
  • Cultural Safety
  • Expectations of Nurses in cosmetic procedures
  • Why it takes so long for research to reach clinical practice
  • Ageism and elder abuseDepression and suicide – a concern for those that work in healthcare
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Well-being statistics from the health practitioners’ survey
  • Compassion Fatigue
  • Workplace stress
  • Interventions you can use to deal with stress
  • Assertiveness and why it is the cornerstone of professional interactions
  • Meditation
  • The importance of self-care

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter

Sue Walker Nurses for Nurses

Sue Walker

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

Sue Walker is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. As a Nurse Education Consultant, Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

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”.


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Day one: 14 July 24
Tokyo, japan 

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

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

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Day two: 15 July 24
Mt Fuji, Japan

On clear days, particularly in winter, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san in Japanese) is visible from as far as Tokyo, 60 miles away.

When Japan’s highest mountain is capped with snow, it’s a picture-postcard-perfect volcanic cone.

One of the best-known symbols of Japan, this iconic mountain has been considered sacred since ancient times and was even forbidden to women until the early 1900s.

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Day three: 16 July 24 Conference Day

Topics included today:

  • The Importance of Leadership
  • How to Love Your Work: Looking for the Red Threads
  • Let’s Explore how to Give and Receive Constructive Criticism
  • What is “Scope of Practice” and how do you know you are working within yours?
  • Interview with Marcus Buckingham
  • How generational stereotypes are boxing us in and harming us at work
  • Negative workplace behaviour in Nursing
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Day four: 17 July 24
Kobe, Japan

Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Kobe is one of Japan’s most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. Home of the heralded Kobe beef, this small city is easily navigated.

Visit the Hatsukura Sake Brewery Museum for a tour or dine in one of the area’s incredible restaurants.

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    Day five: 18 July 24
    Kyoto, Japan

    Visit Osaka Aquarium, one of the world’s largest aquariums which has over 580 species of sea life on display, or Universal Studios Japan, the company’s first theme park outside of the U.S.

    Kyoto served as the nation’s capital for more than 1000 years and is home to 17 different World Heritage Sites including Kiyomizudera Temple and Heian Jingu Shrine.

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    Day six: 19 July 24
    Hiroshima, Japan

    While paying tribute to the infamous nuclear attack that destroyed the city in 1945, Hiroshima is now defined as a beacon of peace and prides itself on its exceptional natural beauty.

    See more than 300 cherry blossom trees in bloom at Peace Memorial Park, journey to the breath taking Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, and take time to sample “okonomiyaki”—a delicious example of Japanese soul food.

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    Day Seven: 20 July 24
    Conference Day

    Topics included today:

    • Code of Conduct for Nurses and Midwives
    • Standards for Practice
    • Professional Boundaries
    • Mandatory Reporting: What you need to know
    • Social Media – How to meet your obligations under the National Law
    • Cultural safety: Nurses and Midwives Leading the way for Safer Healthcare
    • Nursing and Midwifery Board Position Statement on Nurses and Cosmetic Medical Procedures
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    Day eight: 21 July 24
    Busan, South Korea

    It is Busan’s premier trading port, adjacent to the Korean Straits and Japan, that makes it an international metropolis but its beautiful sea vistas that make it a charming place to unwind.

    Experience the serenity of Beomeo-sa Temple, climb the Busan Tower in Yongdusan Park and rejuvenate at Hushimchung Spa.

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    Day Nine: 22 July 24
    Conference Day

    Topics included today:

    • From Research findings to changes in care delivery
    • Ageism, Elder Abuse, and Mandatory Reporting
    • Let’s Talk about Depression and Suicide
    • Let’s Review the Latest ANZCOR Guidelines
    • Ageism for older women
    • Ageism and Psychological Well-Being Among Older Adults
    • Annual Healthcare Professionals Survey
    • Evidence Based Practice: A Review of the Literature
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    Day Ten: 23 july 2024
    Hakodate, Japan

    A port city on the island of Hokkaido, Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views and the area’s delicious, fresh seafood, sushi, squid, and ramen. From the top of the Mount Hakodate, you’ll enjoy a magnificent view of the city surrounded by the ocean. You can reach the summit by hiking trail, cable car, or auto.

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    Day Eleven: 24 july 2024
    Aomori, Japan

    Aomori Port, the capital of Aomori prefecture, is located on Mutsu Bay, at the northern tip of Honshu. Here, nature and culture fuse as one. The Shirakami Mountains, which embrace the world’s largest virgin forest of beech trees, have been awarded a World Heritage Site designation.

    Stroll Aomori’s premiere Shinsen Ichiba seafood market where restaurateurs hand-pick fresh produce then slurp up delicious ramen noodles at one of its counter restaurants.

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    Day Twelve: 25 July 2024
    Conference Day

    Topics included today:

    • Compassion Fatigue!
    • Understanding Stress
    • Strategies to Assist with Stress Management
    • Assertiveness: The Key to Professional Growth and Achieving Better Outcomes for your Client
    • Let’s explore meditation as a stress management activity
    • Assertive communication
    • The Importance of Self Care
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    Day Twelve: 25 july 2024

    Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home.

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    Day Thirteen: 26 july 2024
    Arrive Tokyo

    Disembark – safe travels.


    The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program 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.

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    The Venue:

    Celebrity Millennium

    As part of our $500-million fleet-wide modernization program, Celebrity Millennium® received a major revamp. Celebrity Cruise Line added new staterooms with elevated design and technology across the ship. Marvel at new bathroom modernizations and wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges. Cruising on this vessel will be the ultimate pampering.

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    Let’s talk about your accommodation

    You will be excited to see the revamped suites and staterooms, which boast a fresh new looks, all new bathrooms and a luxurious Cashmere™ Mattress.

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

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    Dining Options

    Take a flavour-filled journey through the wide variety of free and for-fee dining options onboard.

    You will love the amount of restaurants to choose from which includes Tex-mex, French fair and an American Diner just to name a few.

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    If you are bringing the kids along you will Camp at Sea.

    For the Camp at Sea program, Celebrity Cruise Line has designed more than 500 activities that make every sailing a brand new experience and an unforgettable memory for our junior cruisers.

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    take in a stage show

    Entertainment surrounds you at every turn, making your cruise an unforgettable adventure at every moment of the journey.

    Engaging, visionary performances from award-winning productions blend seamlessly with innovative design to bring you the best entertainment at sea—and beyond.

    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

    Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
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    Can I Bring the Family?

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

    Whilst you are attending lectures, there are many activities to keep them busy, including an exceptional kid's club program.

    Talk to the Team at Education at Sea, and they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements.

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    What if I need kid-free time?

    If you only want to mix with adults, most ships have an adults-only area, with entry only available to people over 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 valuable 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 compatible with sharing a cabin.

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

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    Costs & Inclusions

    • 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/s who are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their 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 Conveners 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 which is 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. The organisers can accept no responsibility for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at the time of publication. However, sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the organisers’ control. 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 from attending, thus incurring 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 conference program will be fabulous – to secure your place at this Conference. But, first, you need to contact Education at Sea to learn about all the available cabin options.

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

    What are you waiting for?

    Send Education at Sea a no obligation enquiry by filling in the form at the top of the page.

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    02 7908 7774

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