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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
As a nurse or midwife, making sure you're across your CPD hours can seem daunting, but it shouldn't be. Laura from the Professional Services team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association clears up all you need to know.  Your...
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...
With online registration renewals now open, it's time to think about your Continuing Professional Development! Not to worry, the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation are here to help! Nurses and midwives  may feel...