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Our nursing 'angels' deserve better 09-01-2016

 As a child, I was fascinated by hospitals. It started when my grandmother fell ill, and we began a protracted round of visits.

Contract dispute looms as WA nurses move to protect conditions, workloads 03-01-2016

WA nurses will not demand hefty pay rises from the Government but will take action to protect conditions, the union says, as the deadline to thrash out a new three-year pay deal looms.

Newcastle nurse banned for taking aged care patient on a date and 'making out' 22-12-2015

A man and a woman went to the Stag and Hunter pub in Newcastle for drinks, had lunch, and went back to her room to "make out".

Nurse faces hearing over vaccination 'lie' 19-12-2015

A MELBOURNE hospital nurse who boasts of refusing to vaccinate patients is under ­review for allegedly lying about her immunisation status so she can continue to work.

Australia's most distinguished war nurse Vivian Statham remembered at Australian War Memorial 18-12-2015

The medals of Australia's most distinguished war nurse have been donated to the Australian War Memorial, joining her clandestine diaries, photographs and the bullet-riddled uniform she wore during her captivity as a prisoner of war.

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Our nursing 'angels' deserve better - SMH

 As a child, I was fascinated by hospitals. It started when my grandmother fell ill, and we began a protracted round of visits.

Contract dispute looms as WA nurses move to protect conditions, workloads - ABC News

WA nurses will not demand hefty pay rises from the Government but will take action to protect conditions, the union says, as the deadline to thrash out a new three-year pay deal looms.

Newcastle nurse banned for taking aged care patient on a date and 'making out' - SMH

A man and a woman went to the Stag and Hunter pub in Newcastle for drinks, had lunch, and went back to her room to "make out".

Nurse faces hearing over vaccination 'lie' - Herald Sun

A MELBOURNE hospital nurse who boasts of refusing to vaccinate patients is under ­review for allegedly lying about her immunisation status so she can continue to work.

Australia's most distinguished war nurse Vivian Statham remembered at Australian War Memorial - ABC News

The medals of Australia's most distinguished war nurse have been donated to the Australian War Memorial, joining her clandestine diaries, photographs and the bullet-riddled uniform she wore during her captivity as a prisoner of war.

Nurses must have power to discharge patients from hospitals - Adelaide Now

NURSES should be given more responsibility to discharge patients to clear hospital beds and reduce the number of days people stay, the nurses union says. Specialist doctors are often called into hospitals on weekends, at extra cost, to approve large numbers of patients to go home.

Nurses, midwives may walk away from jobs if they lose penalty rates - The Australian

More than 80 per cent of nurses and midwives would consider abandoning their jobs if penalty rates were stripped from them, with many citing the Christmas period as the worst time to work, a nationwide survey reveals.

Flying on borrowed time: Robin Miller the sugar bird lady - ABC News

Robin Miller was a lauded West Australian pilot and Royal Flying Doctor Service flight nurse who brought modern medicine to north-western Australia while breaking down barriers for women in aviation. [+audio]

New nurse-to-patient ratio to see 250 nurses hired in Queensland - ABC News

The Queensland Government has moved to ensure there are always enough nurses to care for patients in the state's