Nurses are being called on to stay up-to-date with the latest in wound care and prevention to help reduce the impact of Australia’s ‘hidden affliction’ of chronic wounds. Wounds Australia is highlighting the central role that nurses play in the...
Every year on the 12th of May we celebrate International Nurses Day and by no coincidence, the 12th of May also happens to be Florence Nightingale's birthday. Florence Nightingale was born in Florence, Italy on the 12th May 1820 and died on...
NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association Assistant General Secretary Judith Kiejda clarifies the options that staff have for taking Long Service Leave in the NSW public service.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is one of more than 20 such inquiries into aged care stemming back to 1997. This latest inquiry, announced on Sunday, will no doubt highlight the systemic...
The NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association and Nurse Uncut proudly support the 16 Days of Activism from 25 November to 10 December, to raise awareness for global action on violence against women and girls.   More than 70,000 Australians (calls and...
It’s the end of another month and we’ve had some fantastic blog posts and forum discussions during November. It’s fantastic to see nurses supporting Nurse Uncut, the community site for Australian nurses where you can share tips and advice, good...
Staff shortages and a lack of training have once again emerged as key issues underpinning the nation’s aged care crisis, as the aged care royal commission hears testimonies. Registered nurse Noleen Hausler shared the experience of her 98-year-old father, Clarence,...
We all need to get active to win our mandated nurse-to-patient ratios campaign. During September, the New South Wales Nurses Association (NSWNA) is campaigning for ‘nurse staffing ratios and skill mix’. They are encouraging members to reach out to the...
A comprehensive survey of international workers and temporary migrants in Australia has found a third earned $12 an hour or less, or half the legal minimum wage.
Ongoing attacks on the nursing profession by Governments across Australia have been reflected in the results of a new workforce survey being conducted by the Australian Nursing Federation. In Victoria, nurses and midwives continue to fight to protect cuts to...