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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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New guide helps nurses navigate Facebook, Twitter - Nursing Careers Allied Health

Nurses and nursing students have been warned to think carefully before allowing employers, other nurses, doctors and allied health professionals access to their personal information on social networking sites, such as Facebook and MySpace.

An important month for nurses in Australia - Surf Coast Times

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (the national board) recognises that May is an important month for Australia’s 340,000 enrolled and registered nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives and eligible midwives.

Nurse continues to shine - NewsMail

A BUNDABERG nurse is now better equipped to tackle the demands of her job after graduating from the University of the Sunshine Coast with a Master of Advanced Nursing Practice.

Agreement reached with nurse’s unionAgreement reached with nurse’s union - My Sunshine Coast

The Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg has welcomed news that Queensland nurses will soon vote on their new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

MP: Reinstate emergency services - The Northern Star

PAGE MP Janelle Saffin has condemned the Northern NSW Local Health District over its axing of night emergency services at Bonalbo hospital and its refusal to reinstate services at Coraki.

Mental health fight heats up - Latrobe Valley Express

THE fight for improved mental health funding and staffing levels is set to intensify, according to unions.

Cases against two men spark euthanasia debate in New Zealand - Herald Sun

The cases of two men charged with helping terminally ill relatives to end their lives have sparked a fresh debate about voluntary euthanasia in New Zealand.

After two years, parents of Andrew Allan to face nurse - Perth Now

ANDREW Allan's grief-stricken parents will come face-to-face with the male nurse at the centre of the schoolboy's death when he gives evidence at an inquest in 10 days.

Doctors versus chemists in war over flu shot - The Telegraph

A NATIONAL pharmacy chain offering discount flu jabs has been slammed by The Australian Medical Association for putting people at risk.

Nurse shortfall to hit 100,000 - The Australian

AUSTRALIA faces a shortage of 109,000 nurses -- 27 per cent of the total nursing workforce -- and of 2700 doctors by 2025 unless co-ordinated national action is taken by federal, state and territory governments, health ministers have been warned.