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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.

Nurses and midwives look at Ratios and 'excellence in care' 11-05-2018

International Midwives Day was celebrated globally on May 5, while International Nurses Day will be recognised tomorrow, Saturday May 12. These days are an occasion to celebrate, commemorate and increase awareness of the contribution of midwives and nurses towards patients all over the world.

Babies 'don't count' when calculating nurse-to-patient ratios 26-04-2018

Our ageing and growing population has not been matched by hospital staffing levels, creating compound problems on wards, nurses say. And babies need to be counted when nurse-to-patient ratios are calculated, for the sake of hospital patients as well as staff.

Nurses demand new legislation around aged-care staff ratio 12-05-2018

AROUND two hundred nurses, aged care workers and the community have taken part in a rally to call on the Federal Government to legislate for improved staffing ratios in residential aged care.

NSW teachers, nurses, face housing despair 05-02-2018

Skyrocketing housing prices have pushed teachers and nurses out of Sydney prompting fears of worker shortages in critical areas.

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Nurses to refuse dangerous, drunk and high patients in attempt to stop violence against hospital emergency workers - 9 News

South Australian nurses will reportedly enact a zero-tolerance policy for violent, drunk or drug affected patients in an attempt to reduce violence against hospital emergency workers.

Queensland's Griffith, UQ, QUT universities make global nursing top 50 - BT

Griffith University has Queensland's highest-ranked university nursing program in a global list, with the University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology also making the QS World University top 50.

Health authority urged to rethink after-hours nurse service cuts for south-west palliative patients - ABC News

Cuts to an after-hours nurse service, for people in Western Australia's south-west living with life-threatening illnesses, have come under fire.

Employment: Private health nurses and midwives lead jobs charge - AFR

Fiona Corbet, a postgraduate-trained emergency nurse, had barely pressed "send" on her job application to Melbourne's Epworth Hospital in December when she received a positive reply.

Rural doctors call for more generalist nurses and allied health professionals in the bush - ABC News

Rural doctors are calling for nurses and allied health professionals to be trained as generalists to tackle the inequality in health outcomes for rural and remote people.

Tresillian nurse reflects on time with historic service nearly 50 years after Greycliffe House closure - Daily Telegraph

IT HAS been almost 50 years since Evangelyn Carr worked as a mothercare nurse at Greycliffe House. Now retired, the Elizabeth Bay local has many memories of the Tresillian organisation in Vaucluse where she started her long nursing career.

ANMF launches powerful new advertising campaign targeting protection of penalty rates - Adelaide Now

NURSES have launched a powerful new advertising campaign targeting the protection of penalty rates for staff, following fears they could be cut in the future. [+video]

Cancer Council Victoria's Support Services and Clinical Network - HPR

Interview with Katherine Lane, a qualified oncology nurse who has worked across various hospitals and cancer settings over the past 9 years, including acute inpatient oncology and palliative care, out-patient chemotherapy and apheresis. [+audio]

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.