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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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Walking the wards an aid to education - Brimbank Weekly

STUDENTS at Keilor Downs College are giving up their spare time to make people's stay in hospital a little less onerous, perhaps even enjoyable.

Inquest told David Lee died after being sedated - ABC

The Coroner has been asked to consider whether more mental health services are needed in regional WA after the death of a man in the North West.

Take time to thank a nurse - Daily Advertiser

IF YOU know a nurse, today is the perfect day to say thank you.

More Parkinson’s nurses needed - NCAH

Alexa Jefferson clocks up the kilometres in her role as just one of 33 Parkinson’s nurse specialists in Australia.

Awards recognise Australia’s exceptional nurses - NCAH

A Noosa nursing lecturer, a Rockhampton renal nurse and a young Bathurst nurse have been named Australia’s top nurses in the 2012 HESTA Australian Nursing Awards.

Mother's plea for no repeat of hospital tragedy - ABC

The mother of a 16-year-old boy who died after being sent home from a West Australian hospital in 2010 says she hopes no-one has to endure what her family has been through.

Nurse breaks down during Allan inquest - Sydney Morning Herald

The nurse who sent gravely ill teen Andrew Allan home from hospital with a Panadol will has broken down during a coronial inquest into the teen's death.

Northcote nurse in line for top award - Preston Leader

MIDWIFERY is a labour of love for a Northcote nurse nominated for a national award for her push to give women more say in the birthing process.

Nurse Sebastian Swoboda at loss to explain fatal mistakes - Perth Now

THE nurse at the centre of an inquest into the death of teenager Andrew Allan can not explain why he failed to take notes or seek help from more experienced staff.

Nurse Gay Martin notches up 37 years of care for renal patient - Adelaide Now

FRESH out of school, Gay Martin embarked in her life's work as a nurse. More than 40 years later, she is still doing the job she loves.