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Trials upon re-entry

Officials sound off after regulator requests feedback on refresher courses for nurses and midwives. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has called for public consultation on its guidelines for re-entry to practice. In a media statement, the ...

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Advocate and leader recognised

In a field of outstanding mental health nurses, one award candidate stood above the rest.  A nurse from Western Australia has been named the Mental Health Nurse of the Year at the 39th International Mental Health Nursing Conference in Perth ...

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Capacity to help build a nation

Lance Jarvis returned to East Timor to help the young country he loves raise its standard of care.  A love for Timor-Leste (East Timor), developed whilst serving time there with the Australian Army, inspired paediatric nurse specialist Lance Jarvis’s return ...

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Skill up, any time

Nurses for Nurses webinars provide round-the-clock access to materials for professional development.  Since June 2010, nurses in Australia have been required to meet the refined legislated requirements set out in a national registration and accreditation scheme. Nurses for Nurses Network ...

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Learning builds trust

Nurses’ continuing professional development helps build careers and gives the public peace of mind.  Nursing is often rated as one of the most trusted professions in Australia, topped only by other emergency services. While this is a warming statistic, we ...

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Special day for emergency nurses

  ED Nurses Day celebrates dedicated workers who save lives from immediate danger. Seeing the smiling face of a woman whose husband had been rushed into the emergency department with a life-threatening cardiac condition just days earlier reaffirmed to Flinders ...

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Perioperative people skills

Nurses in the operating room should be conduits for communication and teamwork to help prevent errors, educators say. Education providers, including the Australian College of Nursing (ACN) and universities throughout the nation, are putting greater focus on non-technical skills in curriculums ...

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Australian care travels well

There are many opportunities for local professionals to find work or volunteer overseas.  For Abbey McDermott, the opportunity to work abroad was too good to miss. Despite enjoying working as an emergency nurse at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne after graduating from ...

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More nurses fed up, set to bolt

Survey finds heavy workloads, lack of respect driving people from profession.  Preliminary findings from a national survey have shown an increase of 8 percentage points in the number of nurses wanting to leave the profession over the next 12 months. Researchers ...

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Winning them over

Sue Denham, an emergency nurse practitioner, shares her experience implementing the practitioner role into the ED of a regional public hospital, despite many initial objections. It’s hard to believe I’m writing this and even harder to believe that only a ...

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