Each year, ACNP hosts friendly, interactive and professional education and events highlighting the latest for Nurse Practitioner Practice and Advanced Practice Nurses. These include National Conference, Symposiums, Masterclasses and Professional Development Workshops.

ACNP runs a variety of workshops aimed to provide targeted professional development through practical and useful tools for delegates.  The workshops will be running around the nation to help support our members with their CPD hours. 

The Workshops will run for one day and will be delivered in a friendly, interactive, small learning environment with participant resources provided.  The four different workshops will help members in four key areas including:

  • Diagnostics for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses

  • Prescribing and Pharmacology

The workshops will support members professional development with a certificate of participation provided for all programs at the completion of a short quiz.

"This was a very interesting and challenging day, the presenter was so knowledgeable and experienced, an expert in her field. She also was a very good teacher and facilitator. The day went so fast. Good to network with NP colleagues also." Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop Attendee, 2018


With limited numbers for each workshop, these will fill quickly.   Get in early to secure your place.


Prescribing & Pharmacology - This updated workshop with BRAND NEW content will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

Program Overview

This workshop will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

  • Key issues: legislation, ethics, PBS, scheduling changes 
  • Evidence based prescribing  and essential resources 
  • Communication  and patient-centred approach 
  • Update on recent new drugs,  guidelines , cautions,  controversies, drug interactions

Course Dates:

Friday 13th March - Adelaide 

Friday 27 March - Hobart - click here to find out more and register


Diagnostics for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses - This workshop focuses on providing Nurses with the skills to refer and Interpret X-Ray. Gaining knowledge of your role and responsibilities when utilising diagnostics in everyday practice.

Program Overview:

This session will cover:
Virtual X-ray patient assessment

Anatomy and physiology are reviewed using innovative virtual reality technology
Integrate elements of assessment and pathology through clinical simulation

Emphasising the concepts of quality clinical assessment skills, clinical deterioration and patient safety.

Course Dates:

Wednesday 2nd September 2020- Pre ACNP National Conference Workshop


Save the date - Survey Monkey

A meeting of Nurse Practitioners and their supports to advocate, educate and facilitate the role across the Australian health system. 

Running from the 3rd-5th September, 2020 at OT Hotel Surfers Paradise.  The National Conference includes workshops, educational sessions, sponsors stalls and networking. 

The State and venues change each year ensuring access is shared around the country creating equal access for all members.

Click here to find out more.


Symposium General 

All Symposiums are State based to enable best practice in addressing relevant local issues.  This is needed as each State Government Health Department has differing requirements.  This set out also allows for increased access to members who are not able to travel great distances.

Symposiums are designed by members to ensure their highest preferences are addressed.  This can be done through guest speakers, Case Study sessions, Facilitated discussions and sponsored presentations.

"I was so impressed with the knowledge and passion of the presenter and the energy that flowed through the room. A dynamic workshop that kept my brain buzzing and wanting more. This workshop was so relevant and beneficial to my everyday clinical practice. Thanks Jenny and ACNP." Prescribing and Pharmacology Workshop Attendee, 2018

More Testimonials 

"Thoroughly enjoyed expanding my knowledge, discussing solutions and incorporating deprescribing"

"This workshop was extremely useful. I wish it was every month - I would come."

"This was an informative and worthwhile session to attend."

These programs will be delivered around the Nation, however if you have an interest in a particular program, not currently published in your state, please complete an expression of interest for the ACNP Events and Education team at events@acnp.org.au