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...
This is a guest post by Arlyn Owens, a young Sydney RN. Around the time of the NSWNMA strike in late July, Arlyn came across some questions from his friends on Facebook and wrote this piece in reply. The...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...