Party Drugs – The fun, the Risk and the Legality

3 – 12 April 2021 | Cruising the South Pacific Departing Sydney

Phone: 07 4153 4215
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Phone: 02 6674 2577
Email: [email protected]

Party Drugs – The fun, the risk, and the Legality

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.

For most people using drugs is another way to become social – a way to relax, a way to enjoy the party. In the Australian context, we have a prohibition on certain substances where others become enshrined in our collective cultural Psyche.

Health care workers need to be able to respond to patients who may have ingested party drugs and are now experiencing side effects. Health Care Workers should also take the opportunity to educate clients on pharmacology safety – whether legal or not.

There is no point in denying the issue the aim is to enhance safety and prevent unnecessary deaths.

In this Conference we will explore Party Drugs. Who is using them, what are they using, how are they using them, what are the safety issues surrounding use, is drug dependence an issue, does prohibition work, should pill testing be considered?

The social framework that surrounds the use of party drug will be explored including an increase in sexually transmitted disease, drug facilitated sexual assault, and the issue of mental health.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the use of party drugs in Australia
  • Gain an understanding of the use of party drugs in Australia
  • Explore what drugs are at the party and how they are used
  • Investigate the safety issues surrounding the use and how safety could be enhanced
  • Review the darker social aspects of party drug use

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Conference Program

The program content is provided by expert 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  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 1: 3 April 2021

Day 2: 4 April 2021

Day 3: 5 April 2021

Day 4: 6 April 2021

Day 5: 7 April 2021

Day 6: 8 April 2021

Day 7: 9 April 2021

Day 8: 10 April 2021

Day 9: 11 April 2021

Day 10: 12 April 2021

Depart Sydney

Conference Day

Conference Day

Noumea, New Caledonia

Port Vila, Vanuatu

Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Lifou, New Caledonia

Conference Day

Conference Day

Arrive Sydney

Day 1: 3 April 2021 – Depart Barcelona

Day 2: 4 April 2021 – Conference Day

Day 3: 5 April 2021 – Conference Day

Day 4: 6 April 2021 – Noumea, New Caledonia

Day 5: 7 April 2021 – Port Vila, Vanuatu

Day 6: 8 April 2021 – Mystery Island, Vanuatu

Day 7: 9 April 2021 – Lifou, New Caledonia

Day 8: 10 April 2021 – Conference Day

Day 9: 11 April 2021 – Conference Day

Day 10: 12 April 2021 – Arrive Sydney

The Venue:

Voyager of the Seas

Sailings onboard Voyager of the Seas® are one of the very best ways to embark on a culture discovery holiday. Just unpack once, and roam more new shores, with plenty of world-class dining, entertainment and nightlife on deck in between.

Let's talk about your accommodation

Redefining the cruising experience one room at a time. Our staterooms are an alluring escape from the non-stop action that our cruise ships are known for. From our spectacular views to our deluxe amenities, a stay with us is like nothing else at sea.

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.

Dining Options

Take a flavour-filled journey to the exotic Far East at Izumi. Find your element with rustic Italian dishes served with a contemporary flair at Giovanni’s Table. Indulge in the cut above the rest hand-cut steaks at Chops Grille. Or embark on a globe-trotting gourmet adventure at Windjammer Café.

Relax and Unwind

Enjoy some much-needed relaxation - From renewing facials to massages and body wraps designed just for you, the cruise spas Vitality program offers so many ways to treat yourself and leave all your cares behind while enjoying your getaway. If it’s exercise that moves you, sign up for a guided session or follow your own favourite routine at the state-of-the-art Vitality Fitness centre.

Take in a Cruise Show

Royal Caribbean International® sets the cruise industry standard with dazzling, full-scale productions, every night on every cruise – all included in your fare. We're the only cruise line offering awe-inspiring Tony Award®-winning Broadway musicals, as well as ice skating, dive shows and original productions.

Conference Governance Committee

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.

Find out more about the NCI Education Governance Committee>>

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A great opportunity for professional development whilst gaining new travel experience.


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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. Contact the Team at Education at Sea.

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.

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