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With a number of public holidays coming up this week, nurses and midwives have asked us to clarify what they're entitled to. David from the Member Industrial Services Team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has kindly collated...
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,...
The pending termination of Israel Folau’s contract over offensive comments is a straightforward contractual matter, according to a leading lawyer, and nothing else. The concept holds true for the conduct of nurses and midwives. According to lawyer Michael Bradley,...
There are several new steps to finding a nursing job in Britain. Brit Peacock takes us through them. The National Health Service (NHS) is considered one of the best and most effective health service systems in the world. Since its incarnation...
This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
A concerned Clinical Nurse Educator writes: I have been a proud member of the nursing profession for more than 20 years. When I started, I was classed as "one of those new nurses who trained at uni and know nothing!" It was...
Dear both Enrolled and Registered nurses, I would love to receive feedback from nurses who started their profession at midlife and beyond. I'm an almost of 49 year old woman from Melbourne who has had unemployment issues on and off most of...
Nurses and midwives can have many work-related expenses that are claimable at tax time. Last year, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) designed a poster that specifically addresses common work-related expenses for nurses, midwives and carers and Etax Accountants have...
Jess Morton is an undergraduate student paramedic – but that’s not what she’s writing about for Nurse Uncut. Jess works permanently in the Casual pool – and loves it. Here’s why. I wasn’t like the others in my group when...