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,...
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...
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...
An e-module to help nurses and midwives develop their skills in communicating risks and benefits with their patients has been made freely available from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. The module, Helping Patients Make Informed Decisions:...
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...
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...
The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) is once again offering The Joan Hardy Scholarship for students studying nursing. The Joan Hardy Scholarship is available for any student undertaking a study of nurses, nursing culture or practices, or historical aspects of nursing as...
Guest post by Jennifer Tuckwell RN. Last year Jennifer wrote  a series about the future of the registered nurse. Now she looks at the future of nurse education, which she argues is a 'self-serving bureaucracy'. She calls for a...
A $1.3 million mobile simulation centre launched in August will revolutionise the way clinical training is delivered in regional and remote areas of NSW. Named after midwifery legend Sister Alison Bush AO, the education centre on wheels is unique...
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