The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has called on new graduates to boycott a new grad scheme which would pay nurses only 80 percent of the agreed salary rate. Under the scheme, the Health Services Executive (HSE) proposes to...
Sue Bellino of the Australian Nursing Federation (ANF) writes a guest post on the new grad employment crisis. Politicians must 'stop passing the buck' and work together to solve Australia's nursing crisis. The ANF has launched a new national campaign to...
Thanks to the Croakey blog for permission to reprint the following article about Australia's health workforce needs. David Townsend, a third year medical student from the University of New England and National Chair of the General Practice Students Network, argues that...
Guest post by Jessie. I want to see if any nurses out there are willing to share their experiences with me to give me advice on how to get my career heading in the direction of health promotion, primary health...
This is part 2 of Jennifer Tuckwell's thoughts on the current state of nurse education. Part 1 was published on Tuesday. Whatever the vision was for the current model of education, it is now evident that its current format is...
Guest post by Jennifer Tuckwell RN. Last year Jennifer wrote  a series about the future of the registered nurse. Now she looks at the future of nurse education, which she argues is a 'self-serving bureaucracy'. She calls for a...
Sydney University is looking for nurse alumni who would be willing to be mentors for newly graduated students as they make the transition from classroom to the workplace. Even though graduating nursing students have had 900 hours clinical experience, making...
This is the first of a three-part series on becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia. We’d love your comments and feedback so please share your experiences below. If you have a question about your own registration, please contact the Nursing...
Since the move of nursing education from  the hospital setting to the university setting, nurses have debated where the best place to educate the fledgling workforce is,  university or hospital? University-based education means nursing is seen as a profession with baseline...
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...