Julie writes: As a student EEN about to graduate in two weeks, I wish I’d looked into employment options prior to enrolling. According to our teachers there are plenty of jobs. I would say that jobs are scarce even...
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has joined the chorus of criticism over the hefty pay increases handed out to federal politicians from last weekend - the very same weekend thousands of workers across three different sectors had...
In March this year, Nurse Uncut posted an article by Sujay Kentlyn which considered the special position of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex) people  as residents in aged care facilities. Yet even in March, incredibly for a country...
Bullying is always a hot topic of conversation on Nurse Uncut and continues to be a problem for many nurses and midwives. It really is concerning that so many people continue to be affected by this disappointing behaviour of...
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,...
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...
A major component of working life for most nurses and midwives is shiftwork, including nights, weekends and public holidays. When you work unsociable hours, miss out on time with family and friends and subject your body to the stresses of...

Bullying

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal (ANMJ) is currently preparing a feature story on the issue of horizontal violence and bullying in nursing (nurse to nurse). We’d like to hear from nurses and midwives who have experienced bullying, who know...
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...
With a number of public holidays in April, nurses and midwives 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 this information to...