Evolution of nursing in Australia to be marked

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) will be hosting its triennial History Conference on Monday to celebrate the evolution of nursing in Australia.

“The History Conference is ACN’s event to honour and pay tribute to the individuals and organisations which have shaped the nursing profession into what it is today,” said Australian College of Nursing CEO, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN.

“This year’s event is also highly momentous as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Lucy Osburn in Sydney in 1868. As she is considered the founder of modern nursing in Australia, it is fitting that our History Conference is being held on this anniversary to showcase how the profession and its many specialties have developed over time.”

To be launched on the day are two books: ‘Unlocking the Past: A Guide to the Australian College of Nursing Archival Collection’ and ‘A Tapestry of Service: The Evolution of Nursing in Australia’. These books will be unveiled by author and editor ACN Honorary Archivist, Professor R. Lynette Russell AO.

Event Details
Date: Monday, 27 August 2018
Venue: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
2684-2690 Gold Coast Highway
Broadbeach QLD 4218
Time: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm