Gloria was an unemployed new grad in 2012. This is her story from early 2013 where she said that finding employment is the biggest hurdle for nursing's new graduates. Like many young people coming to the end of high school, I had...
Nurse Uncut has carried many articles about new grad unemployment (see our list of links at the end of today's post). There's no doubt conditions are especially tough at the moment (possibly tougher in states other than NSW). Today,...
Guest post by Anna Scott-Murphy. This year I am a new graduate in nursing. I started the year with no idea of what to expect. High off my summer of just-graduated euphoria mixed with absolute dread of what could be...
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...
Most young people who are about to graduate from university or any course go through stages of feeling unprepared or overwhelmed by the task ahead of them. So it's no wonder that one of our Nurse Uncut readers Jess...
There was a bit of a debate going on in the Nurse Uncut forums a few months ago about nursing training and whether it should be returned to hospitals or left in the tertiary sector. One of our commenters...
Mariel Rufina Tan worked fulltime through her Nursing degree and is now doing postgrad study while also working fulltime as an RN. She has some valuable advice for other working students. Mariel : Some students choose not to work while...
The NSWNMA is proud to introduce The Shift, our new series of thought-provoking podcasts. We start our series with speakers from Professional Day. The Shift is also available on itunes. Associate Professor Thomas Gottlieb talks about the increase of antibiotic resistance, at...
The debate between those who advocate for hospital training versus university training still goes on. However, being cared for by a nurse with a degree increases your chances of leaving hospital alive, according to research by Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing...
Did you see last night's Four Corners on the decline of academic standards - including in nursing degrees - in Australian universities? The program exposed mass plagiarism, 'soft marking' and the bribery of academics as common in Australia's higher education sector,...