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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

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Perth mental health nurse banned after fight with patient - ABC News

A registered nurse has been reprimanded and banned for 12 months over a violent altercation with a psychiatric patient at Joondalup Health Campus in northern Perth.

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

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

Candidate’s nurse title trouble - Herald Sun

A TASMANIAN Liberal election candidate could be in hot water after promoting herself as a nurse when her registration had lapsed.

Nurse's union demands urgent intervention over Launceston General Hospital safety concerns - ABC News

Fears for nurse safety and their professional well-being at Launceston General Hospital have prompted the union to demand an urgent intervention by Health Minister Michael Ferguson.

Nurses and security guard injured in brawl at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital - ABC News

At least four nurses and one security guard have been allegedly assaulted by a patient and his family members during a brawl at Queensland's largest public hospital.

Thank you to unsung heroes - QT

INTERNATIONAL Nurses Day provides a rare opportunity to thank those who tirelessly serve us when we are at our weakest.

LETTER: Govt does well to care for nurses - QT

THE Queensland Government should be congratulated for addressing the workload of nurses and midwives in public health facilities. For the first time, Queensland will have mandated nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios.

Vic nurses finally get pay rise to level NSW counterparts - Ten News

It’s been a historic 24-hours for Victorian nurses who were finally awarded a pay rise of up to 20 percent under an unprecedented eight-year deal.

Celebrating nurses, the 'heartbeat' of aged care - DPS News

Today is a great opportunity for us all to reflect on the amazing work nurses do each and every day and to congratulate them on the care they provide people right across the community, from early childhood, to the elderly and vulnerable living in nursing homes.

On International Nurses Day an Australian nurse writes about the weirdest parts of her job - news.com.au

NURSING as a profession can be funny, amazing, awe inspiring and rewarding, but it can also be dirty, tragic and exhausting.