A rumour is going around that the NSW Ministry of Health is considering putting mental health nurses back into uniform. It's a familiar trope - in July last year the NSWNMA began a petition to fight against mandatory uniforms for...
Melinda Davis works in a Sydney hospital and is alarmed by the plastic bottle wastage she witnesses every day. Melinda (right] writes: I work in a large tertiary metropolitan hospital. About four years ago, overnight we went from a jug and...
It's the last day of summer, which means the autumn flu season looms ahead of us. It was a particularly bad flu season in the US, officially reaching epidemic levels in January. Also in January, several nurses there were...
Waking aged care residents in order to get them showered before the end of the night shift is a vexed issue which continues to attract attention here on Nurse Uncut, since we posted about it in April 2011. Some of...
Back in October last year, we reported on AHPRA's decision to phase out concurrent registration as an Enrolled Nurse and Registered Nurse. APHRA had set a deadline of May 31, 2014, by which time those with both registrations had...
Are you employed as a casual but don't know how it compares? Or maybe you'd like to be permanent? Ben from the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) breaks down a lot of what it means to be casual...
Guest post by US nurse Kathryn Norcutt.  During her time as a nurse Kathryn helped people from all walks of life and ages. Now she leads a much less hectic life and devotes most of her free time to...
A new study in the US in March found that male nurses earn more than female nurses. How can this be? Don't all nurses get paid according to their award and longevity in the job? Rae Sheo investigates. Nurses get...
Mary asks for advice about changing from aged care to anaesthetics nursing.  I'm an RN who has been working in aged care for the past four years since my graduation. I've enjoyed my work very much. However, I have a dream...
Liesl is a nurse and a mother of young kids who finds rostering a vexed issue - she can feel scared to speak out to ask for a suitable roster. How do we keep work-life balance at these times...