Guest: Kylie Ward
Presenter: Henry Acosta
Guest Bio: For over 20 years, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward has had a successful career as a Nursing Leader and as a Health and Aged Care Executive in Australia. She is passionate about advancing professionalism in the field of nursing and acknowledges the significant contribution of nurse leaders to health, aged care, and community.
Kylie’s approach to leadership is modern, ethical, progressive and focuses on humanity and building mental and spiritual resilience to meet organisational challenges and lead people through change. Her expertise is in transformational leadership and management, organisational culture, change management, models of care, redesign and clinical informatics.
Kylie wears multiple hats. She has been a lecturer for Masters Degree and undergraduate Masters Degree nursing students at Monash University. She has held positions of Managing Director, Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Director of the Division of Medicine, Associate Director of Women’s and Children’s Health and Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery in three major health services in NSW and Victoria. She has been a NUM, After Hours Coordinator, Campus Manager, Bed Manager and Patient Flow Manager. Her clinical background is in intensive care and aged care.
Segment overview: For Kylie Ward of Australian College of Nursing, “To be a nurse is to be a leader.” She is passionate about advancing professionalism of nurses and acknowledges their contribution to public health. In this interview, Kylie talks about National Diabetes Week, Choosing Wisely Australia Campaign, and the importance of people living with diabetes to self-monitor their blood sugar level. The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is the national professional organisation for all nurse leaders and its aim is to ensure that the Australian community receives quality nursing care now and in the future. ACN is a membership organisation with members in all states and territories, health care settings and nursing specialties.