Thriving in the Nursing Profession:

A conference focused on wellness in the individual and the workplace

14 – 20 March 2021 | Hamilton Island, Queensland

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

07 4151 3884
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Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

 02 6674 2577
[email protected]  

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

07 4151 3884
[email protected] 

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

 02 6674 2577
[email protected]  

Thriving in the Nursing Profession:
A conference focused on wellness in the individual and the workplace

A Conference for all Nurses

32 CPD Hours


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 6674 2577.

How do you maximise our Nursing life in this diverse, unpredictable, everchanging world in which we live in. This conference will explore our psychological, physical, and spiritual response to our world and provide you with vital information, resources, tips and fun strategies to maximise your health and wellbeing and live your best life.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

In this conference you will:

  • Develop your knowledge in regard to the pillars of wellness
  • Explore strategies to achieve wellness
  • Investigate new ways to communicate and interact with your Nursing peers
  • Discuss the anatomy of stress and the concept of resilience.

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenters:

Mark Aitken

Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager, RN

Mark Aitken is the Consultant and Stakeholder Engagement Manager at Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) and has been a proud Registered Nurse for 30 years.

Mark meets with nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students across the country to spread the message about the service and listen to what you think should happen next. 

Mark has worked in many and varied areas of nursing and midwifery, including general surgical and medical units, critical care, sexual and reproductive health, education, research, project management, maternity services and residential, community and speciality aged care services.

Nicole Nash-Arnold


Nicole Nash-Arnold is a nurse sharing 15 years of senior & executive health leadership experience to transform accomplished nurses into great nurse leaders. With ten years of clinical experience before moving into management roles, her transition from nurse to nurse manager was difficult – cloaked in self-doubt with little support. 

Nicole helps nurses who are the clinical cream who rise to the top but find the role unsatisfying with difficult work-life balance.  Nicole brings post-graduate qualifications in nursing and coaching with membership in the International Coaches Federation, Australasian College of Health Services Managers and Nursing Professional Association of Queensland.

Sue Walker


Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great 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.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to 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 presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to 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.

day one: 14/03/21 | Hamilton Island

Settle into your accommodation and relax.

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

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day two: 15/03/21 | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Managing in a Crisis – a “World Café” approach to unpacking our experience
  • Movement to support health and wellbeing
  • The 5 pillars of health and wellbeing

day three: 16/03/21 | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Health and wellbeing self-assessment and care plan creation – what you need in your wellness toolbox
  • The 4 Keys to Having a Workplace Full of Camaraderie and Free from Bullying: Relationships in the Workplace

day four: 17/03/21 | Let’s Explore

There are so many fabulous things to do on Hamilton Island.

You may choose to explore on your own or join other conference delegates on one of the optional tours that we will create for you.

More information about the optional tours and dinner will be available closer to the conference date.

Evening: Optional dinner and networking session this evening.

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day five: 18/03/21 | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Movement to support health and wellbeing
  • The anatomy of stress and the impact for mental health
  • Nurse and midwife support explored – a journey in what is causing concern to Nurses and midwifes in Australia
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day six: 19/03/21 | Conference Day

Today’s Session Include:

  • Movement to support health and wellbeing
  • Learning How to Speak Other People’s Language
  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Conference Summation and Q&A
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day Six pm:

Evening: 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.

day seven: 20/03/21 | Time to head home

Safe Travels!

Want to know what Hamilton Island has to offer?


The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by the Education Governance Committee of the Nursing CPD Institute (NCI). The NCI is committed to providing high quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses. They believe that the knowledge and skills of an individual Nurse has a huge impact on the success of a patient's experience in the healthcare system and provide a range of education content to do just that. The education sessions are provided by and in consultation with subject experts with proven experience in their field of speciality.

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look what others have said…

Nicole is an excellent presenter and I felt that my time was well spent in the sessions.


How to be a Nurse Leader in the 21st Century | South Pacific

Sue has a lovely manner and was both confident and competent in her delivery. She provided a sensitive and safe learning environment wherein she encouraged the participation of all. She (plus the course) has inspired me to learn more in depth.


Mental Health First Aid | Gold Coast

A great way to get CPD and holiday at the same time. The information from the presenters is great, informative. Good participation from everyone”


How to be a Nurse Leader in the 21st Century | South Pacific

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Costs and Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Conference Presenters that 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 Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • 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
  • 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. 

Registration Cost


Including GST

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.

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



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