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Nursing staff numbers on the critical list

Australia faces a critical shortage of nurses over the next decade unless governments address dwindling job opportunities, an over-reliance on skilled migration, and a lack of training in aged care.  With projections that Australia is to be short more than ...

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Approval ‘too slow’

A nurse practitioner - who prefers to remain anonymous - rails against endorsement delays. The endorsement process by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for nurse practitioners needs to be reviewed. There was a call for a review in ...

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Patchy progress for NP reforms

The growth of nurse practitioners in Australia has been patchy and largely driven by individuals instead of legislative reform. Dr Clare Harvey from the school of nursing and midwifery at Flinders University is midway through a five-year longitudinal study on ...

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Nurse practitioners move into aged care

Aged care providers hope a boost in government funding will be an opportunity for nurse practitioners to showcase their value. Darragh O Keeffe reports. Nieves Murray is pretty excited about her next staff appointment. Her organisation, IRT, was one of ...

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