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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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NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Maitland nurses union says budget is a mixed bag - Maitland Mercury

Maitland nurses and midwives have described the 2015-2016 NSW Budget as a mixed bag for the city’s public nursing staff.

Diary of Clementina Hays Marshall highlights crucial role of forgotten World War I nurses - ABC News

The role of Australian Army nurses has often been forgotten in the Anzac legend, but the diary of a World War I nurse has revealed a little more about their vital work.

Nurses need jobs at home - Daily Mercury

After wanting to be a nurse since high school, an internship program launched two years ago helped the mother of two make that dream a reality.

Nursing students putting patients at risk through cheating - SMH

Medical students at a leading Sydney university are selling essays to future nurses as universities become so concerned about the level of cheating that they have employed forensic investigators to crack down on the booming essays-for-sale market.

Nurse's story: the pain and challenge caring for dying teen - Northern Star

PALLIATIVE care nurse Jenny Burt can remember how difficult it was losing a 14-year-old patient in her care.

Nursing director says dying at home should be more viable for people in rural areas - ABC Rural

A nursing director says dying at home should be a more viable option for Australians living in rural areas.

Liverpool Hospital nurse is longest serving, chalking up 44 years - Daily Telegraph

IF Evelyn Navarro had stayed in the Philippines, she would have been an architect. As fate or a gentle nudge from her family saw it, she wound up as a student nurse at Liverpool Hospital in Australia.

Plan to remove nurses from nursing homes - SMH

NSW nursing homes could soon be able to operate without registered nurses on site because of changes to the federal funding system for aged care. She says if this move goes ahead, it could leave elderly people without the medical care needed to keep them alive and prevent unnecessary suffering.

Business as usual - RDNS - Bayside News

CLIENT services formally provided by nurses at the former Royal District Nursing Service offices at Rosebud and Frankston are now being handled from Moorabbin.