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There will be a meeting of the student network in Melbourne as part of the ICN congress. It will take place from 16:00 to 17:20 on May 19th in Room 218 of the Conference Center. The network provides an important global voice for student nurses and provides a recognized platform for students to address key professional issues.
The existing leadership group will provide an update on progress since Malta in 2011. This will be followed by presentations and discussions on two key issues for nursing students. The first relates to the economic crisis and in particular the challenges many new graduates are facing finding employment in their chosen career in current times of lay-offs and cutbacks. In addition to challenges, potential actions or strategies will be discussed. The second planned area for discussion is regarding professionalism and the image the next generation nurse wishes to portray of the profession.
This will be followed by environmental scanning and discussion of the future goals of the network to set the context for the coming two years.
Nursing Students Assembly
This is not a student network function but will of interest to students and network members. The ICN Congress Student Assembly will be held on Saturday 18 May 2013 from 09:00 to 13:00 in room 203 and 204 of the Conference Center. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. The Assembly provides nursing students enrolled in basic nursing education programmes (first entry level) the opportunity to meet and explore priority issues. In addition, the students are given the possibility of presenting a summary of their discussions to the ICN Council of National Representatives.
While this meeting will be facilitated by ICN, the students themselves develop and implement the assembly. Students contributed to the development of the programme agenda and student representatives from Australia will chair the Assembly.
ICN Consultant, Nursing and Health Policy