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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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Passion is key for award-winning nurse - Daily Mercury

JULIANA Sherman-Dunne's zeal for her profession is infectious. The Mackay Base Hospital clinical nurse said passion for the job was a quality all good nurses had.

Dubbo Hospital's G Ward named Nursing team of the Year - Daily Liberal

NURSES who have made G Ward of Dubbo Hospital a "safer place for patients and a happier place for staff" are being toasted across the Western NSW Local Health District.

'Such a lovely surprise': regional nursing award shocks Maryanne - Central Western Daily

OF the thousands of hardworking nurses in the Western Local Health District (WLHD), Orange’s Maryanne Burgess has been named top nurse for the region in 2014.

Nurses’ day a time to show gratitude - Maitland Mercury

Nurses from Maitland Hospital joined others around the world in celebrating International Nurses Day ­yesterday.

BlueScope nurse nationally recognised - Illawarra Mercury

In her steel-capped boots and hi-vis vest, Lara Tramacco doesn't look like a typical nurse but her passion for the profession has been recognised nationally.

Fears of budget health cuts - 7 News

South Australia’s Health Minister predicts slashing and burning in tomorrow night’s budget will be the same as axing 500 local nurses. Mike Smithson reports. [+video]

Unregulated workers a poor solution to health budget crisis - NCAH

Amid the shortage of qualified nursing staff and rising health costs, expert opinion has questioned the value of replacing registered or enrolled nurses with unregulated nursing workers.

Adelaide University’s Council approves design of new $206m Medical and Nursing School building - Daily Telegraph

THE design of the new $206 million Medical and Nursing School building planned for the biomedical precinct has been approved by the University of Adelaide’s Council.

Get networking to advance your nursing career - NCAH

Nurses are tapping into a unique networking opportunity to discuss local professional issues and advance their professional development. Karen Keast meets a young nurse leader striving to connect nurses through the initiative.

Midwives wanted for emotional well-being survey - NCAH

A new survey will explore the emotional well-being of Australian midwives and create strategies to keep midwives happy and healthy at work.