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Aged care offers training answers

Providing clinical placements for students is essential and there is a shortage of places around Australia. One sector is underused in this area and wants to help. Linda Belardi reports. In 2009 aged care delivered 4 per cent of all ...

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Student frustrations over clinical placements boil over

Students continue to raise concerns over the quality of clinical placements. The dean of nursing at the University of Technology, Sydney has warned undergraduate nursing students there are penalties for student misconduct after frustrations over clinical placements escalated and resulted ...

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New project supports student nurses

Increasing the amount of clinical placements is the aim of a new Queensland partnership. A new joint project between USQ and Toowoomba Hospital to increase the quality and quantity of nursing student clinical placements has the potential to address an ...

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Funding for regional health

Nurses welcome boost for clinical placements in regional Australia. Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced the start of more funding for health services in regional communities. The opening of applications for the new round of funding under the Health and ...

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Learning at the coalface

Darragh O Keeffe reports on new efforts to provide quality clinical placements for the health professionals of tomorrow. Providing students from various disciplines, such as nursing, physiotherapy and podiatry, the opportunity to learn and work together in aged care facilities ...

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Producing a competent workforce

Universities are finding clinical practice can be improved within its walls, writes Annie May. Clinical placements are essential for undergraduate nursing students in developing the required skills to join the workforce. However, with nurses and healthcare facilities experiencing increased demand, ...

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