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...
Burnout is seriously affecting our nursing and midwifery workforce, putting themselves and their patients at risk.
A nurse who works with refugees untangles the facts from the fiction about ‘boat people’, asylum seekers (onshore and offshore) and nurses’ responsibilities under the Code of Ethics for Nurses in Australia. Ruth Sheahan RN writes: I’m privileged to work...
Our story on plastic water bottles in hospitals drew a huge response. Chris Nimmo on the south coast of NSW has also been trying to reduce plastic useage in his hospital. Chris discusses the difficulty of making changes in...
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia recently released a consultation paper on a draft re-entry to practice framework. The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has responded to this with a submission - these are the main arguments we put...
A comprehensive survey of international workers and temporary migrants in Australia has found a third earned $12 an hour or less, or half the legal minimum wage.
The NSW Health Minister recently announced 60 scholarships to cover the $10,000 cost of the only accredited re-entry program for those who want to return to nursing but who don’t meet the new recency of practice requirement that has...
NSW Emergency Departments aren't coping with increased demand.
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. Many nurses and midwives have told the...