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Guest post by Gordo. We are forever being told there is a nursing shortage and both state and Federal Governments talk about getting nurses back to work... Well, our new National Registration body is referring former Registered Nurses to a leading NSW...
The search is on to find 1400 nurses and midwives to fill the new ratio positions, yet AHPRA is placing unnecessary obstacles in the way of nurses wishing to return to the profession. We have a chronic shortage of nurses,...
There are a number of issues worth highlighting in Residential Aged Care facilities (RACF) such as the lack nurse-to-patient ratios, government funding not being tied to care and the overall public perception of aged care. However, this nurse describes...
Last weekend some young Sydney nurses found themselves at the centre of a 'selfie' scandal, perhaps even facing dismissal. In case you hadn't noticed, the 'selfie' has become a social media phenomenon - since smartphones became ubiquitous a few years...
A former Aged Care nurse manager speaks of the incredible issues abounding in the sector, and why she decided to take a ‘dignified exit’. A lot has to be said for how any industry treats its people. I want...
SBS television program Insight is working on a show looking at anxiety and ways to treat it. They want to hear from nurses and midwives who have seen significant improvement in their anxiety and what worked for them. If you're a nurse...
NSWNMA Assistant Secretary, Judith Kiejda, outlines why sexual harassment at work should be considered a safety issue in order to make real change. It’s a year since the stories of now-disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein first began to hit the...
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...
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...
This article from an American blog, RealCareGivers, highlights many issues male nurses and midwives experience around the world. Do these challenges sound familiar to you?   When many people think of a nurse, they picture a woman. That might have...

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