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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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This is the best career option if you don't want a robot to take your job - Business Insider

A 2013 Oxford study estimates that artificial intelligence (AI) will swallow up about 47% of all employment in the United States in the next 20 years. But there are a few safe bastions left for humans - one of them is nursing.

Systemic 'bullying' at Broken Hill Hospital, nurses claim - SMH

Former and current healthcare workers have levelled serious allegations of bullying and harassment against members of management at a NSW hospital. As many as 50 former staff have left the Broken Hill Base Hospital as a result of a toxic culture of bullying.

Nurse-to-patient ratios to become law - PS News

The ratios of nurses and midwives to patients in Victorian hospitals set out in the nurses' Public Sector Enterprise Agreement are to become law under new moves announced by the Premier

Calls mount for more dementia content in undergraduate nursing degrees - Australian Ageing Agenda

Consumers and student nurses have backed the calls of a leading aged care provider for a greater emphasis on dementia care in undergraduate nursing degrees, but deans say undergraduate courses can’t look at individual diseases at a specialist level.

McGrath Foundation uses 10th anniversary to highlight growing demand for breast cancer services - ABC News

With breast cancer diagnosis rates increasing, as well as better survival rates and an aging population, experts are scrambling to find ways to cope with growing demands around patient care.

Do Something New - AnneMarie White at the Nurses's Museum - 612 ABC

This museum is a living tribute to the Florence Nightingales of yesteryear and today. It is quirky, historic- as museums should be.. [+audio]

Inquiry into nursing homes goes strangely quiet as talk turns to deadly events - SMH

Parliamentary inquiries are usually dry affairs. But a state upper house inquiry into a push to remove registered nurses from nursing homes has taken a dramatic turn from regulation and finance to murder and intrigue.

Nurse and midwife registration numbers up - but more seeking work - Transforming The Nation

The total number of all nurses and midwives registered in Australia rose by almost 7% between 2011 and 2014, but not all are finding work in their field, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Nurses say elderly at risk in aged care homes, with NSW worst in country for staff shortage complaints - SMH

NSW has been accused of leading the country in quality and compliance problems in nursing homes. Nearly 100 NSW nursing homes have failed to meet accreditation standards that protect vulnerable residents' health and safety over the past three years, a parliamentary inquiry has heard.

Inquiry to investigate how aged care residents will fare without registered nurses on duty 24/7 - ABC News

An inquiry will examine how New South Wales' most vulnerable aged care residents will fare in a future without registered nurses on duty at all times.