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...
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...
In 2013, the NSWNMA, in partnership with WorkCover NSW, produced a new edition of Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives. This was the second edition of what was originally titled OHS Essentials for Nurses, to take into...
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...
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...
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...
Healthcare workers are, unsurprisingly, one of the main groups who suffer from occupational contact dermatitis (OCD), according to a major report recently released by Safe Work Australia. OCD is the most common occupationally-caused skin disease and one of the most...
It can be really stressful to have a lot of tiny lives in your hands at any given time. But a report from the UK’s Royal College of Midwives shows overstretching of midwives and excessive workloads is pushing some...
Sue Bellino of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) writes a guest post on the new grad employment crisis. Politicians must 'stop passing the buck' and work together to solve Australia's nursing crisis. The ANF has launched a new national campaign to...
Occasionally an Enrolled Nurse trains to become a Registered Nurse but holds on to their original EN registration - perhaps because, in some rural areas, having concurrent registration maximises your employment prospects. Since the introduction of the National Law in 2010,...