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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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Fake aged care nursing director guilty

A man who falsely claimed to be a nursing director at an aged care facility has been fined $60,000. The Victorian man was convicted in the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court last week of charges laid by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation ...

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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the Royal Commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, have released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework provides an evidence-based ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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