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Introducing NurseTalk, a new way to network with nurses across Australia while topping up your CPD bucket.
NurseTalk is a 1-hour virtual meeting for APNA members to come together and hear about a trending topic. The meeting is conducted via Zoom—making attendance easy and accessible anywhere in Australia—and presented by an APNA member. NurseTalk is a time to connect with your nursing colleagues, with a dedicated 15 minutes at the end of the meeting for discussion, while racking up some free CPD.
NurseTalk will be held every second month on a Wednesday evening. Check out our events calendar to sign up to a NurseTalk meeting.
This is a member-only benefit; the meetings are presented by and for APNA members. If you’re interested in presenting on a topic for a Nurse Talk meeting, click here and fill out this short EOI.
Attending a virtual meeting means spending less time and money on participation in all day face-to-face events. With COVID-19 still looming, you can also ensure you stay safe by attending meetings virtually.
NurseTalk meetings fosters leadership, and helps to engage, support and nurture nurses and nurse leaders. It also means primary health care nurses can meet regularly, build relationships, create professional development opportunities and share knowledge and experience.
Not only will you expand your knowledge and professional development opportunities, you’ll reduce your isolation and expand your professional networks so you can discuss everyday issues you may face.
What happened to the APNA Local Nurse-Networks?
Since 2014, APNA has been supporting groups of primary health care nurses to meet locally and engage in peer-to-peer support while also receiving education; these groups were called APNA Local Nurse Networks. The Networks originally commenced under a government-funded program called the Nursing in General Practice Program (NiGP Program). Once the funding ended, APNA decided to continue supporting these Networks in terms of administration and marketing resources. However, most of these Networks have stopped running since COVID-19, which is why APNA has decided to re-brand and re-vamp the way we support nurses to network with one another—hello, NurseTalk.
If you’d like to run your own local nurse network, APNA is still here to help. You can promote your network event to nurses in your area via our new APNA Online Community events section.