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What advice do you wish you'd been given as a new nurse? What advice would you give to yourself if you could go back in time? There are plenty of tip lists on the Internet for new nurses but most...
International Women's Day inspired Nurse Uncut to think about the huge influence mothers can have on their children. How many of you have a mother who is a nurse or midwife who influenced you to take up this profession? There...
Australian nurse Kiera Sargeant arrived in southern Nigeria just one month after Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened its clinic for sexual violence care. As Medical Team Leader she watched the project grow within the first year from receiving not...
Registered Nurse Nawal Khatiwada, a child refugee from Bhutan, tells his story of hope and resilience. June 2016: I'm a registered nurse at Nepean Hospital in Sydney's west. I'm also an artist and former refugee from Bhutan to Nepal. ...
This nurse really needed to get something off her chest. Do you share her frustrations? I worked my first shift as a ward registered nurse yesterday on a busy surgical ward in a public hospital. When I finished my degree I decided...
There are some great posts buried in the Nurse Uncut archives - so over the coming months we've decided to share them with you again. Here's one from January 2010 about 'my first day as a nurse'. This nurse found...
Kathy, a final year nursing student, worked as an AIN (assistant in nursing) to make ends meet. But she discovered that she was treated very differently when she worked for an agency compared to working for public health. Her...
Clinical Midwifery Educator Sharyn Corboy spent 12 months as a Midwifery Mentor in the Solomon Islands for the AVID program, funded by the Australian Government. The maternal mortality rate in the Solomons is 130 per 100,000 births (in Australia it is six),...
Ruth Hemingway-Frior tells a story about one Christmas Day at work.  She stands in the shower long after the water has stopped running. Her dripping wet hair is shrouded in a towel. Her hands are cupped around her face as she is...
Nicole writes: My mum Trish Thompson retired from 50 years as a registered nurse in July 2016. This is an account of her career. Trish started her general nursing training in January 1966 at Ryde District Soldiers Memorial Hospital and completed...

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