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The struggle for legitimacy: nursing in Australia

At the recent ACN National Nursing Forum Georgina Willetts gave the key note speech on nursing’s past, present and future. Willetts joined the profession aged 17 because she “didn’t want to go to university,” and had no aspirations of leadership or pursuing a ...

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Can working in aged care produce better nurses?

Research by academics at Western Sydney University has found that nursing undergrads who work in aged care while completing their studies are learning valuable skills and enter the profession ahead of their graduate peers. The research surveyed new graduate nurses ...

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Mentors to aide budding aged care workers

A new mentoring program is aiming to improve the perception of working in the aged care industry, amid fears staff demand will outweigh supply. The pilot program involves one-on-one mentoring with an aged care nurse, beginning with tertiary students in ...

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