For many newly qualified registered nurses, entering the health care workforce for the first time as a ‘new grad’ is probably one of the most challenging times they will ever know in their careers. There will no doubt be...
With rising temperatures, surging power prices and an ageing population, there are challenging times ahead in terms of looking after our most vulnerable elderly citizens. But my research suggests that residential aged care facilities are not well regulated in terms...
The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) has resolved to increase registration fees to $175, an increase of 3% from the previous registration period. The annual renewal fee increase applied from September 2019, and will cover the registration period...
Researchers from the University of South Florida and Pennsylvania State University have found out that just 16 minutes less sleep than needed can affect the way you work for the whole day. Have you had a less-than-stellar performance review lately?...
It was a morning shift, my first day as a nurse. We were in the nurses' station of a 30 bedded medical-surgical ward...listening to the handover that the night staff was giving in a low soft...
The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) have developed a national approach to auditing nurses and midwives in regards to their compliance to registration standards. AHPRA conducts audits on a regular...
Want to get a sneak peek into the questions you’ll likely to get in your interviews? Here are the 3 types of questions we reckon you should be prepared to answer! Skills and knowledge-based questions Potentially the most straight-forward of...
Going into nursing can be incredibly daunting. It's a new environment, where you meet new people and learn new skills. Here's our top ten tips for jumping into the profession. You won’t know everything, and that’s ok Everyone knows that...
Nurses and midwives have really embraced social media. From Facebook and Instagram, to Whatsapp and Snapchat, it seems we’re all swiping on our phones more than just a couple of times a day. However, what you say online can have...
NSW man Scott McLellan has been found guilty of “holding out” to be a registered nurse while working at a cosmetic clinic. McLellan, who had been working in Western Australia, was convicted of two counts of breaching the National Law,...
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