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...

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...
Angie Gittus, a nurse from Murwillumbah in northern NSW, joined hundreds of other local protestors - or protectors - in a recent bid to stop drilling for coal seam gas in the Northern Rivers. Their Bentley Blockade developed into...
In 2013, the NSWNMA, in partnership with WorkCover NSW, produced a new edition of Work Health and Safety Essentials for Nurses and Midwives. This was the second edition of what was originally titled OHS Essentials for Nurses, to take into...
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?...
Pain is uncomfortable for everyone, and is usually a sign of something more serious that needs to be dealt with – like another condition or a more serious injury. Pain can be especially challenging for older people as they may...
Strictly for fun today, we've done a parody video of one of the biggest hits of the past few years... We think you'll agree that this song was made for nurses and midwives! Play the video through YouTube below.
Keiran Dalton of the NSWNMA will be speaking this Saturday  at a public meeting that was also to have been addressed by Bahraini surgeon Dr Ghassan Dhaif. Dr Dhaif has been denied entry to Australia by the federal Government, despite the...
As a nurse or midwife, making sure you're across your CPD hours can seem daunting, but it shouldn't be. Laura from the Professional Services team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association clears up all you need to know.  Your...
With a number of public holidays in April, nurses and midwives asked us to clarify what they're entitled to. David from the Member Industrial Services Team at the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association has kindly collated this information to...