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Canberra Hospital to receive $10m boost to nursing numbers if Liberals win ACT election 20-08-2016

The Canberra Liberals have pledged $10 million to hire more nurses at Canberra Hospital and to improve security for frontline health staff if they are elected at October's poll.

A bunch of Gaylord Fockers': The prejudices failing male nurses 20-08-2016

Men in nursing and other caring industries dominated by women face prejudices and challenges because of their gender, writes Samantha Selinger-Morris. But could the increase in men in nursing be a sign that stubborn stereotypes are beginning to break down?

Call for aged care to reflect “pivotal” role of nurses to deliver quality care 17-08-2016

Nurses are pivotal to the delivery of care in aged care and the sector needs to better support them to use their full scope of practice, the head of the national professional organisation for nurses in health and aged care has said.

Michael Calder: Nurses' records on man who died inconsistent, Brisbane inquest hears 16-08-2016

A coronial inquest into the death of a 33-year-old after he was given painkillers in a Brisbane hospital has heard there were inconsistencies in nurses' records about how much pain he was in.

WA nurses call for sick pet leave as they negotiate work agreement 05-08-2016

The head of the nurses' union in WA says calls for days off to care for sick pets is not silly or frivolous and would be a first in Australia.

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Canberra Hospital to receive $10m boost to nursing numbers if Liberals win ACT election - ABC News

The Canberra Liberals have pledged $10 million to hire more nurses at Canberra Hospital and to improve security for frontline health staff if they are elected at October's poll.

A bunch of Gaylord Fockers': The prejudices failing male nurses - ABC News

Men in nursing and other caring industries dominated by women face prejudices and challenges because of their gender, writes Samantha Selinger-Morris. But could the increase in men in nursing be a sign that stubborn stereotypes are beginning to break down?

Call for aged care to reflect “pivotal” role of nurses to deliver quality care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Nurses are pivotal to the delivery of care in aged care and the sector needs to better support them to use their full scope of practice, the head of the national professional organisation for nurses in health and aged care has said.

Michael Calder: Nurses' records on man who died inconsistent, Brisbane inquest hears - ABC News

A coronial inquest into the death of a 33-year-old after he was given painkillers in a Brisbane hospital has heard there were inconsistencies in nurses' records about how much pain he was in.

WA nurses call for sick pet leave as they negotiate work agreement - ABC News

The head of the nurses' union in WA says calls for days off to care for sick pets is not silly or frivolous and would be a first in Australia.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

The mystery of the vanishing Vietnamese nurses - IN Daily

It’s one of the policy aspirations touted during the Labor decade that prompted early sound and fury but has since disappeared into the ether.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

Perth mental health nurse banned for putting patient in chokehold, poking him in eye - Perth Now

AN experienced mental health nurse has been banned from the profession for a year after he put a patient in a chokehold and poked him forcefully in the eye during a violent altercation.

Mental health nurses: take a walk in their shoes - ABC News

Despite the best efforts of educators, mental health is still surrounded by stigma, prejudice and judgement within the community.