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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,...
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...
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...
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...
Most young people who are about to graduate from university or any course go through stages of feeling unprepared or overwhelmed by the task ahead of them. So it's no wonder that one of our Nurse Uncut readers Jess...
New grad registered nurse Alexa struggled to stay afloat when she landed in a toxic environment on her first ward. But she did not break. Today on Nurse Uncut she tells the story of that ward, the stress, tension...
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...
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...
Nurses have written to the NSW Nurses Association expressing their confusion over the new registration guidelines. Confusion includes lengthy delays in renewing registration, frustration with the amount of paperwork and anger with delays in the return of phone calls and email. In response,...