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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...
A guest post by Edward Makepeace RN. Edward has been a member of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association (NSWNMA) since 2010 and became very active in the Safe Patient Care campaign that year. Along with many others, his efforts...
We asked NSWNMA branches across the state to show their support for the Ratios put patient safety first campaign by decorating their 'desk' - or workspace - with  streamers, badges, small posters and balloons. We want to improve and...
Chris Morgan, a nurse at Frankston Hospital, spoke to the NSWNMA council of delegates the other day about her experience as an activist in the Respect Our Work campaign in Victoria in 2011-12. Here is her story. I would like...
Yesterday, on a beautiful sunny day outside Parliament House, the NSWNMA launched its campaign to embed and extend ratios for all nurses and patients across the state. Brett Holmes spoke to a gathering of delegates that was colourful and enthusiastic. Here's...
The recent vote to endorse the NSWNMA's draft log of claims for the 2013 Public Health System award was overwhelmingly in favour - 214 branches voted yes. While the vote was underway, our intrepid film-maker was out and about capturing...
Guest post by Tara Nipe. This is a reprint of a post written by Tara for her blog, A Nurse's countdown to the 2014 Victorian election, with a little ranting thrown in. Among many other things, Tara is a clinical...
Have you seen the new ad about nurses in the country featuring Katrina Lee of Orange Base Hospital? The clear message from this commercial is that the Bush deserves a better deal. Every person in every part of the state...
Have you seen the new ad featuring premie baby Sam and his mother Danielle Griffiths? Sam spent 11 weeks in an NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). NICUs don't have the same mandated nurse-patient numbers as their equivalent adult ICUs do....
This article on research into nurse-to-patient ratios was first printed in the November 2012 issue of National Nurse magazine, which is published by National Nurses United, the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in the USA. This...

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