Nursing Fundamentals Unleashed:

Building Strong Foundations for Exceptional Health Care
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22 Feb-09 Mar 2025 | Cruising the Panama from Miami | 39 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 contact the team from Education at Sea, our conference partners, on 02 7908 7774 or [email protected].

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Conference Synopsis

Nursing fundamentals refer to the essential principles, skills, and knowledge that form the basis of nursing practice. They encompass a wide range of foundational concepts and abilities that nurses must master to provide patients safe, effective, and therapeutic care. 

These essential principles change based on the latest research, and this conference will update this core knowledge to reflect what is expected in 2025.

Some of the critical components of nursing fundamentals that our presenter will explore in this conference program include:

  • Patient safety
  • Effective communication
  • Latest infection control guidelines
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethical & Legal Awareness
  • Cultural Competence
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Medication Management

These key components improve patient outcomes and enhance the overall healthcare experience.

Additionally, our presenter will explore the concepts of finding joy in the work, managing the response to workplace stress, and developing great relationships in the workplace.

This will include a workshop focusing on stress management techniques and strategies to promote the clinician’s psychological health.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Explore workplace issues that impact on job satisfaction and strategies to amend same
  • Investigate updates in the fundamentals of Nursing Practice, Nursing Ethics, and Code of Conduct in 2025
  • Review core competencies, including basic life support, advanced life support, and medication management
  • Understand the concept of incivility and why workplace manners are so important
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You Will Also Learn

  • How to find joy in your work
  • About stress and how it can lead to burnout
  • Strategies to get the joy back into your work experience
  • Techniques to employ to assist you manage workplace stress
  • How to get your voice heard
  • About patient safety and what adverse events are trending in 2025
  • The latest medications on the market and practice your maths
  • How critical thinking can impact your work and how to mentor others
  • What’s happening in the world of infection control
  • What role does leadership play in collaboration and what skills do we need to work effectively as part of a team
  • How knowledge of ethical principles and legal responsibilities provides a solid foundation to navigate ethical dilemmas and legal complexities with confidence, ensuring the safety and rights of both the Nurse and the patient.
  • About our code of conduct and look at the legal situations that can arise.
  • How cultural awareness enhances your work
  • Why you need to understand professional boundaries
  • How the mandatory notification system works
  • Why and how social media can get you into trouble
  • A whole lot of concepts that will support your work in 2025 and beyond

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 & Health Administration, a Masters Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, & Training & Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, & Clinical Supervisor.

Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, & senior manager. She has presented at local & international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do & 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 & Loss, & Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community & Nurses experience the healthcare system.

“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system & work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional & community expectations Nurses & Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery & assert their collective strength to safeguard the community & ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised & 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 & skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness & health outcomes of each & every client”.


Conference Program:

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and the online library 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 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 – full conference program still to be finalised.

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Day one: 22 Feb 2025

Depart Miami, Florida

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: 23 Feb 2023

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Scope of Practice
  • The Concept of Incivility
  • Why Workplace Manners Matter and what do the look like in 2025

Self-directed activities included:

  • Dealing with difficult people and how do I know I’m not the difficult person?
  • Why Personality Traits Matter

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Three: 24 Feb 2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Finding Joy in the Work I do
  • Let’s Investigate Workplace Stress
  • The Techniques we can Employ to Find Joy in the Work and Minimise the Impact of the Work on us

Self-directed activities included:
• Let’s Practice those Techniques!
• Unlocking the Power of Journaling: Benefits and Daily Integration Strategies

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Four: 25 Feb 2025

Cartagena, Colombia

Discover the Captivating Charms of Cartagena, Colombia!

Cartagena, where history, culture, and natural beauty unite to create an unforgettable travel experience. Get ready to embark on a journey through time and immerse yourself in the vibrant colours, rich traditions, and breathtaking landscapes that define this enchanting city.

Self-directed activities included:

  • Review of Basic Life Support
  • Review of Advanced Life Support

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Five: 26 Feb 2025


Colón proudly stands as a gateway to one of the modern world’s engineering marvels—the Panama Canal. Stroll through the charming streets of Colón’s historic district, where echoes of the past still resonate. Admire the colonial architecture adorned with intricate facades and colourful balconies. Immerse yourself in the rich blend of cultures that have shaped this city.

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Six: 27 Feb 2025

Transit the Panama Canal

Experience one of the world’s best short cuts! Journey 40 miles through the Panama Canal for an unforgettable experience. Witness first-hand one of the world’s manmade short cuts that has changed travel and the transport of goods worldwide.

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue


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Day Seven: 28 Feb 2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Communication & Advocacy
  • Patient Safety
  • Medication Administration
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Self-directed activities included:

  • Let’s Practice those Medication Calculation Skills
  • Medication Management
  • Let’s Explore Polypharmacy in the Older Adult

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Eight: 01 Mar 2025

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Puntarenas is a coastal haven nestled between the Pacific Ocean and lush rainforests. Prepare to be enchanted by the beauty of nature, the warmth of the locals, and a range of exhilarating activities that make this destination a dream come true.

Self-directed activities included:

  • Wounds That Won’t Heal
  • Bringing Clarity and Common Sense to Wound Product Selection

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Nine: 02 Mar 2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Leadership & Team Collaboration
  • Ethical & Legal Considerations
  • Standards for Practice

Self-directed activities included:

  • Infection Control
  • Common Mental Health Conditions

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Ten: 03 Mar 2025

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

Discover the hidden gem of Central America – Puerto Quetzal, a captivating destination where natural beauty meets cultural richness. 

Unwind on sun-kissed beaches that stretch along the Pacific Ocean. Feel the soft sand between your toes as you listen to the rhythmic sound of the waves. Whether you’re seeking a tranquil spot to read a book or an active beach for water sports, Puerto Quetzal’s coastline has it all.

Self-directed activities included:

  • Anaphylaxis Update
  • The Difference between Dementia, Delirium, and Depression

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day Eleven: 04 Mar 2025

Conference Day

Sessions included today:

  • Cultural Competence
  • Let’s Explore Professional Boundaries
  • Mandatory Notifications
  • A Little bit on the use of Social Media

Self-directed activities included:

  • Let’s test your knowledge of Professional Boundaries, Mandatory Notifications, and
    Use of Social Media
  • What does the nursing workforce of the future look like?
  • How will Artificial Intelligence impact health care delivery into the future?

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day twelve: 05 mar 2025

Manzanillo, Mexico

Experience Paradise in Manzanillo, promises a harmonious blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and unforgettable adventures. Discover why Manzanillo is a traveller’s paradise where relaxation and excitement come together in perfect harmony.

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Day Thirteen: 06 Mar 2025

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta: Where the charm of old-world Mexico meets the allure of a tropical paradise. Immerse yourself in the heart of Mexico’s cultural tapestry. Wander through cobblestone streets in the charming Old Town, known as “Zona Romantica,” where art galleries, boutiques, and local markets await.

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Day fourteen: 07 Mar 2025

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Prepare to be awestruck by the stunning landscapes that surround Cabo San Lucas. From the dramatic rock formations of Land’s End to the golden sand dunes, every vista is a work of art that will take your breath away.

Self-directed activities included:

  • The Importance of Accepting Constructive Feedback
  • The Techniques we can Employ to Find Joy in the Work and Minimise the Impact of the Work on us

Evening: Catch up on the day at a designated venue

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Day fifteen: 08 mar 2025

Free Day

Take the day to time to practice your meditation and mindfulness strategies and indulge in some self-care so that you are ready to get back into the real world after this fabulous conference experience.

Farewell Function
Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks & Canapes function as the conference draws to a close & we say farewell to new friends & colleagues – safe travels home.
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Day Sixteen: 09 mar 2025


Safe Travels home.

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The Venue:

Norwegian Bliss

Experience Unrivaled Luxury Aboard the Norwegian Bliss

Welcome to a world of luxury, adventure, and unparalleled comfort on board the Norwegian Bliss. Set sail on a journey like no other, where every moment is crafted to indulge your senses and create memories that will last a lifetime.

On the Norwegian Bliss, convenience is paramount. Enjoy hassle-free embarkation, attentive service from a dedicated crew, and innovative technology that enhances every aspect of your voyage.

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Relax in a lively style and 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.

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Dining Options

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

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Relax and unwind

Enjoy some much-needed relaxation – When you want some “me” time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. At our onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let our pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture and a full menu of services.

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take in a stage show

When it comes to the entertainment on our newest ships, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with performances like Burn the Floor and Million Dollar Quartet. Or tickle your funny bone with hilarious comedic performances.

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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.
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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.

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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 team 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

I always enjoy Sue’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

I think the combination of a cruise & education is a terrific way to learn & take time for yourself. It’s tax deductible. Meeting great people, learning something new & being able to pace the knowledge on to my work colleagues.

Jacqueline<br />

Trauma-informed Care, The South Pacific

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 more calm as l practice what we were shown.


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  • 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 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 Presenters
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (which is important 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 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 including the session synopsis
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours to include in your 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 simply 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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