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NurseTalk is a great way to network with nurses in your local area and across Australia, all while topping up your CPD bucket.
What is NurseTalk?
On a regular basis, APNA runs a series of short education/networking events. There are various ways nurses can join the events:
- Join in person, see the educational presentation face-to-face, ask questions live, and share some nibbles and drinks with other nurses.
- Join at one of our various live sites or replay sites across the country. Watch the educational presentation on a big screen, discuss the topic with the other nurses in the room and also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with local nurses.
- Or, if you can't make it to one of the physical events, join online (via Zoom) wherever you are. You'll be able to participate and chat about the topic at home or on the run.
With these different ways to participate, nurses can meet other nurses, listen to a quality educational presentation, openly discuss the topic, and share their experience and expertise. These events are either listed as in-person, online, live site or replay site on the APNA Events Calendar.
We're adding more Live Sites and Replay Sites across the country, so keep an eye on the Events Calendar or The Connect newsletter for new local sites for you to join face-to-face. In addition, APNA members are invited to host their own live sites! We'll help you set it up and promote it — find out more.
NurseTalk is held multiple times throught the year. Check the events calendar to register for NurseTalk.
NurseTalk events 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.