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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...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) has managed to get a few more spots for this year's Mardi Gras Parade! So if you a nurse or midwife who wants to be part of the best Mardi Gras float...

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...
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...
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...
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...
Are you a student reader of Nurse Uncut? The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association is looking for a current nursing/midwifery student to work for them and spread the word about what they do. You’d spend half the time visiting campuses and...

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,...
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”...

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