How to be a Nursing Leader of the 21st Century

Cruising the South Pacific departing Sydney | July 2019

Phone: 07 4153 4215
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

How to be a Nursing Leader of the 21st Century 

Do you want to lead a team that delivers an exceptional health consumer experience and meets key organisational goals?

Business and healthcare is an awkward mix – this conference aims to equip you with the “soft” and “hard” skills that you need to triumph in this challenging role.  If you are a current or aspiring NUM or Nurse Manager of a health service, learn the leadership skills you need to deliver an engaged, dynamic, well-integrated team of Nurses. 

How to be a Nursing Leader of the 21st Century 2019

24 CPD Hours 6 Jul to 14 Jul, 2019

Do you want to lead a team that delivers an exceptional health consumer experience and meets key organisational goals?

Business and healthcare is an awkward mix – this conference aims to equip you with the “soft” and “hard” skills that you need to triumph in this challenging role.  If you are a current or aspiring NUM or Nurse Manager of a health service, learn the leadership skills you need to deliver an engaged, dynamic, well-integrated team of Nurses.

This CPD Travel Conference is brought to you in partnership with Education at Sea and will provide the attendee with 24 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

The venue for the conference is the Carnival Spirit as the ship cruises the South Pacific. The Conference venue will provide the conference attendee the fabulous opportunity to explore the beautiful South Pacific destinations outside of conference hours.

Conference Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your own leadership and management values and develop your professional career plan to get the job you want
  • Learn about transformational leadership and how to build an inspired culture of learning and innovation
  • Discover the future trends of health care delivery and what skills will be needed to manage in this changed environment
  • Comprehend and apply practical management skills to deliver organisational results


The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation – a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program, the full Program can be found further down this page.

DAY 1: 06 July 2019 | Depart Sydney

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

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

DAY 2: 07 July 2019 | At Sea

Session One: Setting the Scene: What does the future of health care look like and why great managers will be needed

Morning Session: What is your Vision: Exploring the fundamentals of Transformational leadership

Afternoon Session: Effecting Change: The 5 step process for mastering change management

DAY 3: 08 July 2019 | At Sea

Morning Session: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence: Brain Mapping to unlock difficult conversations

Afternoon Session: Unpacking Management: The 5 Pillars of the clinical management role

DAY 4: 09 July 2019 | Noumea

Nouméa is the capital of the South Pacific archipelago and the overseas French territory of New Caledonia. Situated on the main island, Grand Terre, it’s known for beaches and its blend of French and native Kanak influences.

Evening: Conference Open Forum
Meet with the Conference Conveners, Presenters and other delegates to reflect on the events of the day and discuss Nursing issues surrounding Leadership.

DAY 5: 10 July 2019 | Mare

The best-kept secret of all of New Caledonia’s islands, Maré is about as close to paradise as any will ever come. Mare has a truly untouched beauty. Jagged basalt rocks are evidence of the island’s first volcanic activity, dark forests stretch to the cliffs’ edges and its central plane is scattered with grottos and natural pools where fish and turtles abound’.

1800-1900: Conference Session – Trivia Night | Venue: TBA
Come and join us and test your Leadership knowledge in a friendly and collegial environment.

DAY 6: 11 July 2019 | The Isle of Pines

It’s easy to see why the Isle of Pines is commonly referred to as the jewel of the Pacific. Its beauty is simply breathtaking.

Evening: Conference Open Forum
Meet with the Conference Conveners, Presenters and other delegates to reflect on the events of the day and discuss Nursing issues surrounding Leadership.

DAY 7: 12 July 2019 | At Sea

Morning Session: Enhancing your Human Resource Management Knowledge and Building HR Management Skills  (including recruitment and appointment processes, establishing a safe workplace, nurturing and supporting staff, coaching and mentoring, building and fostering teams including intergenerational teams, performance managing staff, delegating responsibility, succession planning, managing staff complaints, learn how to manage up)  

Afternoon Session: Risk Management : Consider risk concepts and management, including quality and safety in health care, the regulatory compliance frameworks, and managing patient expectations.

This session will use your organisation’s risk management protocols to practically apply risk management processes and knowledge, so you will be required to bring with you on the cruise these documents. 

DAY 8: 13 July 2019 | At Sea

Morning Session: Practical Management Skills including:

  1. What is governance, and how does it apply within a health service?
  2. Communicating as a manager with those that you report to, and who report to you, including writing to influence, making successful presentations and  managing meetings
  3. Personal productivity, time management, prioritising and decision making
  4. Project and program planning and management
  5. Understanding finances, including budget compliance and reporting and CAPEX
  6. Establishing and measuring KPIs
  7. Latest legal developments in health care management

Afternoon Session: Creating a personal brand and your own Career Plan. This session includes a panel discussion and Q&A

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 9: 14 July 2019 | Arrive Sydney

0630: Arrive Sydney

Safe Travels


Nicole Nash-Arnold

Nicole Nash-Arnold

Director | Nurse Manager HQ

Nicole Nash-Arnold is a Nurse educator and facilitator who helps transform accomplished clinical nurses into empowered and respected leaders.

She shares her 15 years of experience in senior and executive health leadership roles to germinate great leaders: whether that’s leading a team of fellow Nurses on night duty or senior Nursing executives.

Nicole has over 10 years’ experience in the theatre, many years in education and post-graduate qualifications in Nursing. 


CONFERENCE convenors

Brad Bosward

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Cheryl Dezotti

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Jason Dawson

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Sue Walker

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Conference Education Governance

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.

Click here to find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>


Carnival Spirit

The Carnival Spirit has grown to become one of Australians’ favourite cruise ships. Like a true Aussie, it’s laid-back, fun and friendly – and that describes the crew, your fellow passengers and the atmosphere onboard. 

Let's Talk About your Accommodation

– 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.

Enjoy a nightly turn-down service, room service, a personal safe, an ensuite and plenty of closet space. With all this comfort and all these standard features, you’ve gotta try real hard to get homesick. 

Dining Options

You will be spoilt for choice and you can eat 24 hours a day if you want to.

We know you’ve got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

From first-class restaurants to poolside dining the Chefs on this ship aim to provide you with an exceptional culinary experience…

Dive headfirst into the fun

There are so many fabulous choices on offer when it comes to onboard activities, from gorgeous Stage Show, stand-up comics, karaoke in the piano bar to relaxing by the pool or getting pampered at the amazing day spa. If you are into fitness there is a fully equipped gym and a number of fitness tutorials provided by the expert trainers onboard.

Our affiliation with ACN provides you the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.

Our Sponsors


look what others have said…

I felt privileged to be taught by someone so knowledgeable and passionate in this amazing field. So much valuable knowledge on Leadership and Leading has positively changed my mind about pursuing this area.


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[Nicole] not only encouraged thought about working with other team members, but a reflection on one’s own behaviour.


Nursing Fundamentals | Melbourne

Great opportunity to update nursing knowledge and earn CPD points whilst discovering new places in the world and interacting with other nursing professionals from around Australia.


Contentment or Mediocrity | The Mediterranean


We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Library Content Includes:

  • Recorded webinars
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.


Can I bring the family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your Travel CPD 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. Call the Team on 02 6674 2577 or send an email to [email protected].

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 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.

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 out 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.

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 people at Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577 for more information.

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 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 satchel 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 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, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

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


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

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.

What are you waiting for?

Send Education at Sea a no obligation enquiry by filling in the form below.

Education at Sea Contact Details:

02 6674 2577

[email protected]

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.








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