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

  • Communication, Collaboration and Engagement

  • Write to the Point

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 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.

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:

Brisbane: 24 October 2018,  Adelaide: 22 November 2018,  Sydney: 28 November 2018


Communication, Collaboration and Engagement - This workshop focuses on supporting nurses with strategies that they can use in navigating important relationships for their work. Gaining respect for their roles and responsibilities is vital, as nurse practitioners become recognised as an essential part of increased consumer choice and greater cost efficiency in the Australian health system.

 

Program Objectives

• Understanding the importance of value exchange in relationships
• Key ‘rules’ of engagement
• Principles of persuasion
• Navigate the political landscape

Course Dates:

Brisbane: 9 October 2018,  Sydney: 2 November 2018,  Adelaide: 9 November 2018



Write to the Point - Need to be able to write to the point with your government submission, conference abstract, Referral letter to Doctors, Specialist and colleges, Reports and Journal article? 

Program Objectives

This workshop will cover all those principles and more, so you won’t be delaying that writing task by having a coffee.
This session will cover:
• Principles of writing
• Principles of spelling, grammar and punctuation
• 6 steps to perfect copy
• Writing with confidence
• Writing for a purpose

Course Dates:

Brisbane: 16 October 2018

 


 

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

 

This workshop focuses on providing Nurses with the skills to refer and Interpret X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT & MRI. Gaining knowledge of your role and responsibilities when utilising diagnostics in everyday practice.

Program Overview

This session will cover:
• Chest X-Ray assessment of tubes and lines
• Imaging of the Chest – X-Ray, Ultrasound & CT
• Imaging of the Abdomen/Pelvis – X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT & MRI (Part 1)
• Imaging of the Abdomen/Pelvis – X-Ray, Ultrasound, CT & MRI (Part 2)

Course Dates:

Sydney: 18 October 2018


"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 HERE.