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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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Minister calls meeting over nurse safety - skynews.com.au

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford: WA nurse resigns after fearing for her safety at remote Aboriginal community - ABC News

A West Australian nurse working in a remote area has resigned from her position after becoming increasingly concerned for her personal safety following the killing of SA nurse Gayle Woodford.

Gayle Woodford's death prompts calls for greater safety practices for remote nurses - ABC 7.30

The death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford has sent shockwaves across the country. It has also prompted a review of safety measures for all staff working remotely. [+audio]

Groups to meet over nurse safety - 9 News

The federal government will bring key groups together to improve the safety of remote health workers after the death of outback nurse Gayle Woodford.

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.