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This is a guest post by Peter Kwong RN. Peter was recently an intern with NSWNMA in the Union Summer program. He was going to write for Nurse Uncut about his experience as a union intern but the bigger...
People who work in healthcare are the most susceptible to workplace burnout. Whether you're a nurse, carer, or midwife, working in hospitals or aged care, you face the same things. Long shifts, taking care of patient after patient, dealing...

Men in nursing – the forum

The Men in Nursing forum held at NSWNMA yesterday was a resounding success, with over 40 men in attendance for a full schedule of presentations with lively audience interaction. Here are some highlights: Tom Schrader, final year nursing student at...
We know that most nurses and midwives will work night shifts at some stage in their careers. Here's our best tips for helping you get to sleep during the day Avoid light before going to bed Light tells your body that...
The constant justification of low pay used by aged care providers needs to be scrutinised. Providers are attempting to shift the ownership of low wage increases to the federal government, stating “aged care funding cuts” as the reason why...
The workplace relations agenda of the federal Liberal government has become clear with the start of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into “all aspects” of working conditions. Penalty rates are under attack and aged care nurses are particularly vulnerable. Why?...

Are you both an EN and RN?

Occasionally an Enrolled Nurse trains to become a Registered Nurse but holds on to their original EN registration - perhaps because, in some rural areas, having concurrent registration maximises your employment prospects. Since the introduction of the National Law in 2010,...
In the lead-up to the May 31 deadline, Nurse Uncut brings you a series of articles on subjects that nurses and midwives frequently enquire about when renewing their registration. Last week we covered CPD. Today we look at criminal...
Sally has been out of nursing for around six years because of family commitments. Like many other nurses who take time off work to look after young children, she's discovered that she does not satisfy the “recency of practice”...

My adoption story

When the NSWMA made a public apology for the part nurses and midwives had played in the forced adoptions of the 1950s and 1960s era, Maryanne contacted Nurse Uncut to say thank you for the apology. She is a...

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