• Chris Raines

Why attend a nursing conference?

Why attend a conference?

Why do people attend conferences and, more specifically, why is it a great idea to attend the Mackay Nurses Conference? With online learning, YouTube and Google to search for knowledge, why does anyone leave home and bother to attend a conference anymore? One good reason is that sometimes taking a break from the job that you do, even if it's a job you're passionate about, can reset your enthusiasm and give you new tools to work with. The Mackay Nurses Conference will be held on your doorstep in Mackay. No travel, no need to find child care and home in time for dinner each night (or you can stay out late and tell everyone at home that you were at a conference networking event- we wont tell anyone). Recharge your batteries and then go back to making a difference in the world with a fresh view of your role and your goals. Conferences are a great place for networking. In the nursing sense, we can feel sometimes isolated and alone in some of our roles, but a conference is a wonderful place to meet people who are in the same boat. Share experiences, swap tips, gather contact details for later. A conference can help us learn new skills, like wound care, sexual health promotion or how best to support our nurses of the future. The Mackay Nurses Conference has a great program that has something for everyone and will help you meet your CPD obligations without the added expense of accommodation and flights. Learning in a new space, away from our day-to-day lives, can enhance learning and bring about new ways of seeing. The energy of like-minded people is always present at a conference and the conference aims to bring together nurses from across the Mackay region to create a wonderful learning, sharing and sociable energy.

Conferences are an opportunity to invest in yourself. And after years of investing in others, it's definitely time to do the same for yourself. And last, but not least, a conference can be great fun. The Mackay Nurses Conference is a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. To have fun, to debrief and to remember why we do the job that we do. The Mackay Nurses Conference - come and join us for an amazing experience.

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