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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,...
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...
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...
As the number of bariatric patients continues to increase, so do the associated risks and costs. In addition to specialist equipment, there is also a need for systems to be in place to ensure a safe environment for both...
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...
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...
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...
One of the joys (not!) of  being a nurse is working at odd hours, just like doctors, call centre employees and the like. Every nurse gets the dreaded graveyard shift. This week is my 'lucky' week where I have to...