The Pending National Nursing Workforce Crisis

The pending national nursing workforce crisis is being experienced in different ways in every sector, including the acute system, critical care, aged care, primary health as well as during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
ACN is bringing together a panel of high-profile nurse leaders to discuss how to use workforce modelling, nursing skill and skills mix to address this looming crisis and safeguard the provision of appropriate nursing care. The discussion will be based on ACN's coming Surge Workforces Position Statement which will be sent to all registered participants before the webinar.
The consequences of our ability, or inability, to provide care and services during COVID-19 are severe as the Government considers alternative options including relying on unregulated workers and undergraduate students. The Surge Workforces Position Statement can be downloaded here


Panellist

Chair: Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward RN, MMgt, Dip App Sci (Nursing), Acute Care Cert, FACN, FACHSM(Hon), Wharton Fellow, MAICDCEO, Australian College of Nursing. Kylie has served as the CEO of Australian College of Nursing (ACN) since 2015. Over that time, ACN has grown to become Australia’s beacon for Nurse Leadership. Kylie has led an extensive program of works including establishing the ACN Foundation, launched Nurse Strong and has been instrumental in numerous key national policy campaigns which support greater access and equity for all. Kylie holds honorary academic appointments with five Australian Universities, was ministerially appointed to ADHA and NHMRC Health Translation Advisory Committee, won Telstra Businesswoman of the Year in ACT for Purpose and Social Enterprise in 2017 and in 2020 Kylie was named as one of the Top 100 Health Voices for LinkedIn worldwide.
 
Professor Christine Duffield FACNRN PhD FACN FAAN FAICD FACHSM President, Australian College of Nursing. Christine has been a nurse for over 40 years, ten of which were spent working in a variety of clinical and managerial roles in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. For over 30 years she has worked in the university sector and for many of these years, in senior management positions such as Head of School, Associate Dean, Centre Director and joint professorial appointments between health services and universities. She is currently an Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the Professor of Nursing and Health Services Management at Edith Cowan University, Perth. Christine has worked successfully with policy and administrative decision-makers nationally and internationally; has been awarded more than $12M in research funding as chief investigator; and is widely acknowledged by practitioners as a researcher who can translate results into practice and policy. Christine has over 20 years experience as a board director in the health and aged care sectors, in both for-profit and not-for-profit companies. She was first elected to the ACN Board in 2013 and is currently serving her final four year term (2024). She was elected President and Board Chair in 2017.
 
Adjunct Professor Alanna Geary FACN, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Metro North Hospital and Health Service. Alanna is the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia’s largest hospital and health service. She is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing, Chair of the Workforce Sustainability Policy Chapter Australian College of Nursing, Board Member of the RBWH Foundation, Deputy Chair of the RBWH Alumni and STARS Education & Research Alliance Board Metro North Health. Alanna has been the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Metro North Health (MNH) for 7 years, during 4 of these years she held the role of Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery and Director of Nursing Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Alanna has professional oversight for approximately 9000 Nurses and Midwives across the health service. Alanna has worked in healthcare as a nurse and midwife for nearly 40 years with the greatest proportion of that in senior nursing and midwifery roles at the RBWH.  Alanna completed her General Nursing Training in 1984, Midwifery in 1988, Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Southern Queensland 1994 and a Master of Health Science obtained in 2001 from Griffith University.  Alanna is a Fellow of the Australian College of Nursing and holds Adjunct Professor titles from University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, Australian Catholic University, and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Alanna has extensive healthcare leadership and management experience and is passionate about the role of nurses and midwives in the delivery of healthcare.  Additionally, she is committed to ensuring that nurses and midwives of are at the forefront of all clinical and healthcare matters.  To this end she has ensured that the professions of nursing and midwifery are appropriately represented in forums, executive committees, working parties and taskforces. In doing this the opinion of the profession is heard and healthcare will continue to evolve utilising interdisciplinary decision-making processes.
 
Professor Leanne Boyd MACN, Executive Director Learning and Teaching / Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, Eastern Health. Leanne joined the Eastern Health Executive as Executive Director Learning and Teaching / Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer (CNMO) in November 2019. Prior to this appointment she was Group Executive Director of Clinical Education, Research and Nursing at Cabrini. She has a clinical background in critical care has over 30 years’ experience in health professional education. Previously, she worked at Monash University as Director of Academic Programs (Middle East) and Head of Department Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice. Leanne holds post graduate qualifications in Education and Critical Care from Monash University and a Masters in Tertiary Education Management from Melbourne University. Her PhD investigated health program evaluation models. Current priorities include Strategic Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Planning, Covid-19 surge plans and models of care, university recognition of industry based learning and teaching and innovative models of care that are centred around the patient/carer and their community with a focus on safety and high quality care.
 
Professor Tracey Moroney MACN, Chair, Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery. Tracey is a Registered Nurse and the current chair of the ANZ Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery. She is a Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, University of Wollongong and is a member of several professional committees, including the Nursing and Midwifery Education Advisory Network. In 2021, Tracey was awarded an OAM for her services to nursing education. An award she is immensely proud of.
 
Ms Tanya Vogt, Executive Officer, Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. Tanya was appointed the Executive Officer of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in July 2014.  Tanya has been working in the area of health practitioner regulation in Australia since 2007, and has been directly involved in the development of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme in Australia. Tanya has qualifications in nursing and law and has practiced in both areas.  The combination of these qualifications has provided a solid foundation for her roles in health practitioner regulation and especially in the role of Executive Officer for the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. 
  


Details
Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm AEST
Where: GoToWebinar
RSVP: Tuesday, 14 September 2021, 4pm
Cost:
 FREE for Fellows, Members and Non-Members

Tuesday, 14 September 2021
6:00 pm AEST to 7:00 pm AEST
Free
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Add to Calendar 09/14/2021 6:00PM 09/14/2021 7:00PM Australia/Brisbane The Pending National Nursing Workforce Crisis The pending national nursing workforce crisis is being experienced in different ways in every sector, including the acute system, critical care, aged care, primary health as well as during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. ACN is bringing together a panel of high-profile nurse leaders to discuss how to use workforce modelling, nursing skill and skills mix to address this looming crisis and safeguard the provision of appropriate nursing care. The discussion will be based on ACN's coming Surge Workforces Position Statement which will be sent to all registered participants before the webinar. The consequences of our ability, or inability, to provide care and services during COVID-19 are severe as the Government considers alternative options including relying on unregulated workers and undergraduate students. Online