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Recruiting, retaining and developing the backbone of Australia's healthcare system

18 - 19 June 2024

Eora / Sydney

The creation of a sustainable nursing workforce will be vital to upholding Australia's high healthcare standards and improving them to address future needs. Creating this workforce is no easy feat and the challenges to doing so are well documented; less so are the various ways in which different organisations have been rising to overcome these challenges.


Come together as a community in June to hear from colleagues across the nation about how they've been enhancing their recruitment, strengthening retention and developing their staff to achieve exemplary outcomes.

Featuring a program crafted under the guidance of the 
2024 Advisory Board

Alanna Geary

Metro North Hospital and Health Service

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Tracey Moroney OAM

Curtin University

Head of School, Curtin School of Nursing

Featured Speakers



Why Attend?

Grow your own workforce and support them through person centred care models with Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of School & Dean, Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sydney

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Strengthen retention by hearing about the ACT's plan to enable NPs to work at the top of their scope with Sarah Stewart, Senior Director, ACT Health & Patrice Murray, Assistant Director of Nursing, ACT Health

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Gain insights into the converging and diverging strategies various jurisdictions are undertaking to develop a sustainable workforce

Examine common career paths from clinician to management with

Dr Mpilwenhle Mthunzi, Director of Clinical Operations, Monash Health  

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Embed flexibility in your positions without constraining quality to appeal to contemporary desires about work-life balance

Delve into what systems thinking entails to consider how it can be utilised at your organisation with NNW Strategy Steering Committee member Miriam Spano, Complexity Translator/ PhD , Monash Sustainable Development Institute  

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Discuss different perspectives on recruitment across metro and regional areas with a consideration of international options

Investigate the challenges staff face upon moving into new facilities to support smoother transitions 

Who Attends?

Healthcare Private & Public – Hospitals, LHDs, LHNS, PHNs
Director of Nursing & Midwifery, Chief Nursing Officer, Nurse
Unit Manager, Director of Education, as well as those responsible for Workforce, Employee Engagement, Professional Development, Research, Clinical Operations, Occupational Safety,
HR, People and Culture

Government Departments & Agencies
Job titles which include: Workforce Planning, Workforce Performance, Workforce Policy, Workplace Relations, Industrial Relations

Tertiary Institutions (Universities)
Dean, Heads of departments, and Professors of Nursing,
Health, Public Health

"This event was a valuable one and an excellent opportunity to network with National peers on the very challenging nursing workforce situation. Coming together with collaborative leaders was an excellent opportunity to connect and learn. Very well organised."

Nurse Manager, Nursing and Midwifery Directorate, Illawarra Shoalhaven, LHD

Highlights from our Care Series portfolio


Rydges World Square Hotel

389 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Conference Room: Ballrooms 2 and 3


Location, Parking & Directions

Rydges World Square is centrally located - Town Hall, Museum & Central stations are only a short walk as are many main bus routes along Oxford, Elizabeth & George streets. Rydges World Square offers parking at a flat rate of $65.00 per day.



To book discounted accommodation rates at the Rydges World Square, please click on this link: Conference Special Rate | Rydges Hotels & Resorts

Sidney Cityscape
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