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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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Mental health freeze leaves workers in the dark - ABC News

Mental health practioners and administrators are angry about a funding freeze on a program bringing nurses to the mentally ill.

Forums to show 'Labor cares' - Weekly Times Now

VICTORIA'S Labor Party will host 100 open community forums across the state in the next 18 months.

Shortage of nurses critical - The Australian

WATCHING people reconnect with work and hobbies, hearing real life romance stories that span the decades, and being at the receiving end of good, old-fashioned manners are three things rehabilitation nurse Debbie Leahy adores about her job.

Retrain childcare staff about allergies annually: nurse - Sydney Morning Herald

One night Rachael Pandeli, a registered nurse, gave her son, then aged four, a fruit and nut chocolate bar.

Coroner Evelyn Vicker finds death of teenager Andrew Allan was avoidable - Perth Now

A CORONER has found a 16-year-old boy who was turned away from Northam Hospital may have lived if the nurse who assessed him followed basic procedural steps.

Joel comes out on top after a busy year - The Standard

MOVING house, welcoming a new baby into the world and having surgery is stress enough for most — but Warrnambool nurse Joel Chadwick decided it wasn’t quite enough for one year.

New recruits for Lake Grace Hospital - Wagin Argus

LAKE Grace Hospital recently recruited two new nurses, Shanavas Mookada Ali and Jomon Jose.

The Valley's Woman of the Year - Daily Examiner

ANNE FARRELL has been described as a quiet achiever with an extraordinary level of care and dedication to her profession, her patients, and her community.

Australia's first stand-alone nurse practitioner clinic closes - ABC News

Just two years ago, the Federal Government hailed historic legislation, giving nurses access to the Medical and Pharmaceutical Benefits Schemes. But now, the nation's first stand-alone nurse practitioner clinic is closing and reverting to a traditional GP model. [Audio]

Wendy Waters: nurse practitioner - Yass Tribune

Coming from her training at a large city hospital, Wendy Waters had no idea how the work of a small rural hospital would compare. After 31 years at Yass Health Service, she says it is quite amazing what the nurses do with such limited resources.