The search is on to find 1400 nurses and midwives to fill the new ratio positions, yet AHPRA is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of nurses wishing to return to the profession. We have a chronic shortage of nurses,...
Eighty year old Glennis, a retired registered nurse and nursing home resident, has written to her MP, to the NSW Health Minister and the Premier, about keeping RNs in aged care 24/7. A Bill to protect the position of...
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
Sally, a registered nurse who works in a Sydney tertiary hospital, is one of the faces of a beautiful new campaign for marriage equality in Australia. You can watch the ad, which features a surgeon, firefighter, member of the...
Waking aged care residents in order to get them showered before the end of the night shift is a vexed issue which continues to attract attention here on Nurse Uncut, since we posted about it in April 2011. Some of...
April Abbott writes: I wrote this to highlight the difficulties I face as a mother of two young children returning to work. I'm shocked at the inflexibility of our system and the overt attempts to push mothers out of...
In an extraordinary appearance at the Royal College of Nursing Congress in Liverpool (England), 24 year old student nurse Molly Case, who is a performance poet, young adult novelist and blogger, spoke her beautiful and passionate poem 'Nursing the Nation',...
This article by Gerard Brogan RN on the international history of campaigns for nurse-to-patient ratios was first printed in the November 2012 issue of National Nurse magazine, which is published by National Nurses United, the largest union and professional...
A drug and alcohol nurse shares her reasons for supporting pill testing and harm minimisation strategies for substance use.
Working as a registered nurse in aged care led Lauren Todorovic to set up her business, the Aged Care Report Card, a TripAdvisor-style website where people can write reviews of aged care facilities. As well as families, Lauren invites...