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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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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.

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]