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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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Canberra Hospital to receive $10m boost to nursing numbers if Liberals win ACT election - ABC News

The Canberra Liberals have pledged $10 million to hire more nurses at Canberra Hospital and to improve security for frontline health staff if they are elected at October's poll.

A bunch of Gaylord Fockers': The prejudices failing male nurses - ABC News

Men in nursing and other caring industries dominated by women face prejudices and challenges because of their gender, writes Samantha Selinger-Morris. But could the increase in men in nursing be a sign that stubborn stereotypes are beginning to break down?

Call for aged care to reflect “pivotal” role of nurses to deliver quality care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Nurses are pivotal to the delivery of care in aged care and the sector needs to better support them to use their full scope of practice, the head of the national professional organisation for nurses in health and aged care has said.

Michael Calder: Nurses' records on man who died inconsistent, Brisbane inquest hears - ABC News

A coronial inquest into the death of a 33-year-old after he was given painkillers in a Brisbane hospital has heard there were inconsistencies in nurses' records about how much pain he was in.

WA nurses call for sick pet leave as they negotiate work agreement - ABC News

The head of the nurses' union in WA says calls for days off to care for sick pets is not silly or frivolous and would be a first in Australia.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

The mystery of the vanishing Vietnamese nurses - IN Daily

It’s one of the policy aspirations touted during the Labor decade that prompted early sound and fury but has since disappeared into the ether.

Nurses union demands Tasmanian Government hand over overtime data - ABC News

The Tasmanian Government has been accused of hiding how much overtime the state's nurses are working.

Perth mental health nurse banned for putting patient in chokehold, poking him in eye - Perth Now

AN experienced mental health nurse has been banned from the profession for a year after he put a patient in a chokehold and poked him forcefully in the eye during a violent altercation.

Mental health nurses: take a walk in their shoes - ABC News

Despite the best efforts of educators, mental health is still surrounded by stigma, prejudice and judgement within the community.