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2018 Nursing Summit - Eastern Caribbean

The Latest Advances in Health Care Delivery and their Implication for Nursing Practice. | #nursing #nurse

10 November - 18 November 2018

Would you like to join us on a nine-day, eight-night Eastern Caribbean cruise in November 2018?

Let's combine education with pleasure as we explore the eastern Caribbean together.

Nurses from all practice areas join us for an action-packed, memorable nine-day adventure, featuring education, networking, exploration, relaxation & fun. 

The Conference theme is:
 "The Latest Advances in Health Care Delivery and their Implication for Nursing Practice"

The content will be both relevant and of interest to Nurses working in the acute hospital setting, community health, public health, aged care, and doctor surgeries.  As well as those Nurses working in the area of policy development, health education, and Nursing research.

Nurses who work in speciality fields such as child health, paediatrics, dermatology, mental health, operating theatres, and day surgery, to name a few, will also benefit from the Conference content as the topics will impact on the delivery of Nursing services across the healthcare spectrum.

We'll combine education with pleasure: with education sessions provided and/or facilitated by Cheryl Dezotti and Sue Walker, both industry-recognised education experts. 

You don’t have to be a member to attend this Cruise Conference but if you are then you get so much more – click to see our Member Rewards

The Venue:
Harmony of the Seas

Seen one cruise ship, seen them all?  Not so when it comes to this amazing vessel!

We will explore a number of different ports and you will spend time with fellow Nurses in an exclusive setting, on one of the most exceptional ships sailing in the Caribbean - the Harmony of the Seas.

Harmony of the Seas is the largest cruise ship in the world and the provides the ultimate cruising adventure. It boasts 7 different neighbourhoods, 20 different dining options, a world-class casino, amazing kids area,  including a Dreamworks Experience, a plethora of duty-free shopping and much more.

Here are a couple of videos to whet your appetite for fun!


Let's talk about your accommodation - all you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure. 

Delicious discoveries - Big flavors, originality and vast variety make the restaurant options on Harmony of the Seas so spectacular. From fast snacks to destination dining, let your cravings be your guide.

Harmony of the Seas is boundless with onboard thrills. Amp up your adrenaline on the tallest slide at sea, the Ultimate Abyss. Keep the thrills multiplying at the Broadway musical, Grease. Savor red-carpet, rustic Italian at Jamie’s Italian, by Jamie Oliver. Care for a cocktail, shaken not stirred? Our robotic bartenders at Bionic Bar are on it.

Can I bring the family?

Your family and friends are more than welcome to join you and they will be spoilt for choice with the many activities to keep them busy onboard the ship while you attend the Conference program. After hours, they can join you for all the onboard activities as well as our exclusive shore tours. 

Just talk to the Team at Travel Direct and they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements 02 6674 2577.

What if I need some kid free time?

If you only want to mix with adults this ship has an adults only area including a pool, bar and relaxation zone in the Solarium located on Deck 16.

While you're soaking up the vibe of the adults-only Solarium, grab a refreshment from the Solarium Bar, where friendly bartenders serve wine, beer, cocktails and chilled umbrella drinks perfect for sipping beneath your poolside umbrella.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, you can!

As you know Nurses are very friendly people and once you have spent a few minutes in conversation it's like you've been lifelong friends.

So don't limit yourself, we do many things as a group and you will soon find yourself swept up in the fun.

NfN's Ultimate Guide to Cruising

Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship this guide is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure. 

Click here to download your copy >>

Shore Excursions:

When we travel it is great to explore the culture of the place we are visiting. The awesome team at Travel Direct create optional shore excursions that explore the location to show you the best the destination has to offer. Don't forget to ask them about these options when you call.

What's included in your Conference registration?

All Attendees

  • Conference program presented by experts in their field
  • Opportunity to meet with Group Leaders (Conference Convenors) and Conference Presenter/s for networking and discussion
  • Access to the online Conference library so that you can create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • Editable presentation note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • Note paper and pen
  • Conference satchel
  • Lanyard - important on a Cruiseship to attach your credit card room key and cruise money
  • Complimentary farewell drinks and canapes function
  • Access to the Conference closed Facebook group

NfN Member Extra Benefits

Conference pack valued from $185.00 that includes:

  • A complimentary (all you can drink cocktails), exclusive Member's only function during the Conference where NfN Members can relax together
  • NfN Cruise Reward Voucher starting at $100 - click for more info>>
  • Rikaro shopping tote as your Conference satchel
  • Limited edition NfN Pen
  • Limited edition NfN Lanyard
Not a member yet?

Note: In order to qualify for the NfN Member extras benefit you need to be a financial member at the time of booking and at the time the Event takes place. 

The Program (Click to download a 1-page program) (Click for a condensed itinerary) 

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship holiday to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important as your need for rest and relaxation.  We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing continuing professional development to ensure you get the most out of the education experience.


Late Afternoon: Set Sail
Evening: VIP Travel Club Function Click here for more info>
VIP Travel Club members invitation will be emailed prior to sail date.


A full day of education, today's topics include:

  • A review of the latest Nursing research and the implications for Nursing Practice
  • Implications for the Care of the adult client
  • Implications for the Care of the child client
  • The latest in advanced life support
  • What will the hospital of the future look like and what are the implication for the care of the client in the community

A full day of education, today's topics include:

  • The latest in wound assessment and wound care management
  • Legal implications for care delivery
  • Medication management – and patient safety
  • Emerging Issues in aged care
  • Nursing education and the use of a simulated environment

Optional tour available - details to be confirmed

Two Hour CPD session:
What does the future of Nursing look like?


Optional tour available - details to be confirmed

Three Hour CPD session:
Maternal and Child Health issues of global concern

1830 - 1930: NfN Member's drinks & canapes session - will be great to catch up.


Optional tour available - details to be confirmed

Three Hour CPD session:
Zika Virus and other vector-borne diseases of concern


Optional tour available - details to be confirmed

Three Hour CPD session: 
Communicable diseases of concern


A full day of education, today's topics include:

  • Diabetes Management
  • What is the future for the delivery of mental health services
  • Leading the Nursing Team
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • A review of Nursing ethics
  • Let’s explore Nursing competencies and Nursing Boundaries

Farewell reception

Early morning arrival and disembarkation in Ft. Lauderdale      

What you need to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Travel Direct Australia to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

What are you waiting for? Send Travel Direct a no obligation enquiry by simply filling in your contact details in the box on the right-hand side of the page by clicking here>> 

2018 Nursing Summit - Eastern Caribbean

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Location / Venue
Harmony of the Seas
Cruising the East Caribbean

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
35 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
10 November - 18 November 2018

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Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Cheryl Dezotti -Education Consultant,  R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.

Presenter: Cheryl Dezotti -Education Consultant, R.N., M.Q.I.H.C., Grad Dip Q.I.H.C., A.F.A.A.Q.H.C., M.A.C.N.
Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Networ ... Read more »

Sue Walker R.N.

Presenter: Sue Walker R.N.
Sue Walker is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Primary Health Care. Sue has worked in the acute sector, ... Read more »

You don’t have to be a member to attend this Cruise Conference but if you are then you get so much more – click to see our Member Rewards


Conference Registration

Contact Education at Sea
(Travel Direct Australia)
02 6674 2577

Optional Tours
Contact Education at Sea

(Travel Direct Australia)
02 6674 2577


All bookings for this event are being handled by Education at Sea (Travel Direct Australia)
Please contact Helen, Jason or Elita on 02 6674 2577


Exclusive Online Library:

We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. 

The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Library Content Includes:

  • Webinars and their corresponding note pages
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.



Please Note: Due to travel weight restrictions and an attempt to help save the planet, paper-based handouts will not be provided on board.
We encourage you to download any documents from the online library to your device of choice, that you want to refer to during the conference program.

Writing paper will be provided in your Conference pack.

The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

Enjoy all that this behemoth of the sea has to offer including 18 decks, 23 pools, one of which the deepest pool at sea and 11252 works of art.

Things to do onboard

Enjoy the lavish aqua productions at the Aquatheatre.

Visit Vitality Spa at Sea.

Strap in and go for a ride 10 decks up and 120 feet above the Boardwalk.

The Ultimate Abyss: A 10-story high slide.

Ice-skating at sea? 

Once you have booked and paid your deposit, we will send you an invitation to be a part of a closed Facebook group, to discuss and share info about the upcoming CPD adventure.

Remember education expenses including airfares, food and accommodation may be claimed as a tax deduction. Please consult your tax accountant for individual advice.

The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time