Gloria was an unemployed new grad in 2012. This is her story from early 2013 where she said that finding employment is the biggest hurdle for nursing's new graduates. Like many young people coming to the end of high school, I had...
Nurse Uncut has carried many articles about new grad unemployment (see our list of links at the end of today's post). There's no doubt conditions are especially tough at the moment (possibly tougher in states other than NSW). Today,...
An aged care nurse explains the attractions of the field. When you think of aged care, what comes to mind? Old helpless people, showers, making beds, smelly nursing homes (the types you see being sanctioned on TV)? Let’s face it,...
Lorraine is 56 and just finished her new grad rotations as a registered nurse. Being an 'old new' nurse sometimes has its downside but she absolutely loves nursing. I started my nursing degree in 2010 at the ripe old age...
Question: Your patient has fallen in the shower unwitnessed. You are the first on the scene. He is bleeding from the head. What issues might you need to consider and what actions would you take? A seemingly straight forward question,...
Want to get a sneak peek into the questions you’ll likely to get in your interviews? Here are the 3 types of questions we reckon you should be prepared to answer! Skills and knowledge-based questions Potentially the most straight-forward of...
Going into nursing can be incredibly daunting. It's a new environment, where you meet new people and learn new skills. Here's our top ten tips for jumping into the profession. You won’t know everything, and that’s ok Everyone knows that...
It's that time of year. New grads are soon to take up their positions - but what if you're a graduate nurse and you haven't yet managed to get into a new grad program or any other job? Mental...
A concerned Clinical Nurse Educator writes: I have been a proud member of the nursing profession for more than 20 years. When I started, I was classed as "one of those new nurses who trained at uni and know nothing!" It was...
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...
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