International nurses leading Australian Aged Care

International nurses leading Australian Aged Care

GANA & AAG Co-present an online event

International nurses leading Australian Aged Care

International Nurse’s Day (IND) is celebrated on Florence Nightingale’s birthday, 12th May, every year. This year’s theme is Our Nurses Our future; The economic power of care. Aligning with the IND theme, GANA will highlight the vital contribution of our overseas born or trained nurses in delivering high quality care in Australia. Join this webinar to listen and share the journey of a number of our professional colleagues with international backgrounds as they describe their experiences that led them into a career in Aged Care in Australia, and the care and system achievements they are proud of.

  • Celebrate our International nurses and acknowledge their contribution in Aged Care  

  • Understand the extra challenges faced when commencing work in Australia

  • Consider what organisations can do to support International RNs and carers

Hear from our speakers:

Shrijana Gautam
RN, General Manager
Warrigal Stirling
Shrijana Gautam, originally from a hilly region of Nepal, Shrijana holds a bachelor’s degree from RGUHS Bangalore, India and is the General Manager at Warrigal Stirling. With a career spanning 8 years in aged care, Shrijana started as a care service employee and steadily progressed to her current role. Her passion lies in looking after aged residents, with a dedication to providing compassionate care.

Khera Kim
RN, Nurse practioner
Khera Kim is an endorsed nurse practitioner specializing in geriatrics, palliative care, dementia care and delirium management. 

She has extensive experience as a registered nurse for 17 years in the areas of Medical-surgical nursing, intensive care, aged care, palliative care and dementia care in countries such as the Philippines, USA, and Australia. She has various experience and the first official Dementia and Delirium Nurse Practitioner for Queensland Health in Metro North Brisbane.
Her post-graduate studies are in Chronic Disease and Palliative Care and Nurse Practitioner Studies at the UoQ.

Prosper Bamford
RN, Nurse Practitioner, PhD Candidate

Prosper Bamford was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. She migrated to Australia over 20 years ago. She completed her undergraduate degree at Latrobe University Bendigo in 2005, and her honours the following year. She fell in love with aged care nursing during her first year of university training and requested that a part of her graduate year be undertaken in residential aged care facilities. Prosper completed her Certificate in Gerontological Nursing with Collaborative Health Education and Research Centre (CHERC) and was awarded the Lyn Gale award for the most outstanding student. She has worked in multiple roles at multiple levels in RACFs, and in 2015 Prosper completed her Nurse Practitioner APHRA recognised training.

Currently, she is a PhD candidate at Curtin University looking at ‘the role of nurse practitioners in rationalizing chemical restraints in residential aged care facilities.

Facilitated by:

Professor Helen Rawson
RN and Professor
Monash Nursing and Midwifery

Helen Rawson a Registered Nurse and Professor at Monash Nursing and Midwifery. Helen completed a BSc Honours, Nursing Degree in London and a Masters in Human Biology at Oxford University. She has over 17 years of experience in academia involved in teaching and research.
Helen has extensive clinical expertise working with older people in acute and residential care settings.
Helen's research agenda is to enhance wellbeing and promote safe and evidence-based care for older people across three interrelated areas.

and with an introduction by:

Professor Kasia Bail
GANA Co-President

We plan to record this event and make that recording
available to all 
registrants subsequently
If you can't make it on the day we encourage you to register
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Thursday, 09 May 2024
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm AEST
Free to register