Students gain access to national nursing conference
Published on 25 May, 2012
Four CQUniversity Nursing students will embark on an opportunity of a lifetime when they participate in three days of learning and professional development at a national nursing conference on the Gold Coast in June.
Alissa Heale, Mary Sorensen, Mary Young and Lisa Dunkinson have been offered a place at the Nurses in Management - Aged Care (NIMAC) annual conference ‘Nursing with Attitude'.
CQUniversity students will get the opportunity to travel to the Gold Coast to take part in the NIMAC Conference. The opportunity will cover three days of networking, seminars and forum sessions, morning, afternoon tea and lunch on all days, including attendance at the conference dinner.
NIMAC is a Professional Association for aged care managers with a quest to raise awareness of the aged care industry and to enhance professional interaction with colleagues as a means of networking.
CQUniversity Head of Program Julie Bradshaw said the opportunity for students to be involved in the conference resulted from a Regional Aged Care Director of Nursing meeting, organised through the Queensland Centre for Professional Development (QCPD), which was held at CQUniversity in February.
NIMAC President Pam Bridges saw the benefits of partnering with CQUniversity and working with students as they prepare to enter the healthcare industry.
"Most of the students selected to participate have an interest in aged care or currently work in aged care," Ms Bradshaw said.
"The students will mix with the leaders in the area of aged care and be exposed to cutting edge research."
"The conference will give students a chance to see aged care as a dynamic and exciting area of health care."
The CQUniversity students selected come from Emerald, Cooroy, Noosa and Bundaberg.