Tara writes: For almost all of us, everything about dying is fraught, even when the person involved has 'had a good innings', a happy life, is ready to go and faces a peaceful death. We live, most of us,...
Tara Nipes is a registered nurse on a multiple medical specialty ward at one of Melbourne's most acute tertiary hospitals. In the first of three blog posts about assisted dying, Tara writes about why her experience as a nurse...
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...
Alexandra Ryan was runner-up in the NSWNMA Short Story Competition 2017 with this story, ‘Light and Shade’. "Oh you are a midwife? That is so exciting - that must be such a happy job."  I always nod and smile and...
Alice Suttie CNS works in a surgical hospital in Sydney - but she has some doubts about the extensive use of gloves. Do you agree? We'd especially like to hear from other theatre nurses - but all nurses and...
We'd like to hear from former midwives about why they left the profession. According to last year's Australian survey of nurses' and midwives' workplace wellbeing, 32% indicated they've considered leaving the profession and 25 percent reported they were either likely...
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...
Helping a young Vietnamese woman with stage-four pressure sores was confronting for nurse volunteer Susan Elliott, but she says it has opened her heart and changed her future path. The photos in this post might be confronting for readers...
This nurse really needed to get something off her chest. Do you share her frustrations? I worked my first shift as a ward registered nurse yesterday on a busy surgical ward in a public hospital. When I finished my degree I decided...
Vanessa Muir is a Registered Nurse who works in aged care in Queensland. When she read an article about the high rate of medication errors in nursing homes, Vanessa was not surprised. Here Vanessa outlines some of the factors she thinks...