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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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Honouring the work of nurses - Whitehorse Lleader

TODAY marks the 192nd anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

From hairdresser to nurse - Northern Star

BALLINA resident Emma Hommen celebrated her first International Nurses Day yesterday as a recently graduated enrolled nurse.

Nurse thought teen would be 'fine' - The West

Update, 6pm: The nurse who sent teenager Andrew Allan home from Northam Hospital with childrens panadol and two hydrolyte sticks when he was only hours from death has given an emotional testimony to Northam Coroner's Court.

Nurse of year dedicated to his patients - Central Western Daily

HE is still relatively new to his role in mental health but Bloomfield Hospital’s Matthew Rowe was yesterday awarded nurse of the year for the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD).

Cap will restrict growth: ACMHN - Ballina Shre Advocate

PEOPLE with severe mental disorders will be victims of a government cap on capacity to employ mental health nurses in primary health care, says the chief executive of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Cheers to our ward heroes - The Mercury

NURSING has changed a lot over the years but it is still the little things that keep nurses loving their jobs.

Nurses step back in time - Sunshine Coast Daily

THE male patients at Claremont Private Residential Care were in for a treat yesterday as staff donned nurses uniforms from eras gone by.

Kids have crack at hospital career - Queensland Times

HIGH school students eager to land careers in the health industry were treated to a sneak peek at what their dream jobs would involve at the Ipswich Hospital's career days last week.

Early blitz vital in battle of the bulge - The Australian

IT was originally a career in HIV research that awaited Anna Peeters. But a desire to work more closely with people and policy led to her confronting another epidemic: obesity.

Qld Health ordered to pay nurse $20k compensation - ABC

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has ruled against the state's health department, awarding a nurse more than $20,000 in compensation for discrimination.