The Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) team had a great time at the National Nursing Forum (NNF) in Darwin this year. It was wonderful to see so many attendees excited to have a chat with our team and learn more about remote health.

The Australian College of Nursing’s NNF brings nurses, students and other Health Professionals (HPs) from around the world for an annual leadership and educational event. 

This year, the theme was ‘Nursing Leadership Unmasked’. Attendees enjoyed a hybrid forum experience, ensuring virtual and face-to-face attendees had access to live sessions and exhibitor information. 

“I think that was the best part; speaking with nursing students about remote nursing and why it is important,” said Placement Team Leader, Kristy-Lee. 

RAHC’s RAWR Placement Coordinator Luke agreed his favourite part of the conference was meeting HPs and discussing the importance of remote health. 

“By chatting with everyone, I better understand what people need and are looking for when considering a remote placement. It was great to see people excited to learn more about the programme and support we offer,” he said.

For Regional Coordinator Leila, attending the NNF and meeting guests was a chance to learn how the wider industry supports nurses with expanding their scope of skills.

“RAHC attending the conference was also a great opportunity to showcase that we aren’t just a programme but an organisation that aims to make a difference in remote communities across Australia. We support our HPs with valuable ongoing cultural and clinical support throughout their time on placement,” said Leila. 

“Speaking about my role within RAHC and listening to feedback has helped me better understand the needs of HPs and what I can improve within my role and RAHC to provide the best quality support and service,” she continued. 

If you missed the team at the NNF, come and say ‘hi’ at the CRANA Conference in Adelaide or contact us at the RAHC website.