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,...
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',...
A shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs have led to an increase in the employment of unregulated nursing workers. In 2012, the average weekly salary for full-time nursing professionals in non-managerial...
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
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...
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...
Tara Nipes is a registered nurse on a multiple medical specialty ward at one of Melbourne's most acute tertiary hospitals. In the first of three blog posts about assisted dying, Tara writes about why her experience as a nurse...
Today Deborah Lang writes with some urgency about the current review of the NSW Public Health Act which could remove the requirement for nursing homes to have a registered nurse on duty at all times. Deborah asks us all...
The issue of new grad nurse unemployment has been getting some media airtime, with unions calling for the Abbott Government not to relax the laws that regulate the use of 457 visas in Australia. The Federal Government has appointed...
Mark Quealy works as a registered nurse in a major metropolitan hospital. After his colleague, an operating theatre nurse, contributed to a newspaper piece about living as a Muslim in Australia and the hurtful comments she had to listen...