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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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Hospitals’ ice violence sees staff having to restrain patients in emergency departments and wards - news.com.au

A GROWING number of ice-affected patients has led to episodes of uncontrollable, unpredictable and violent behaviour in the state’s hospitals.

Family place medals and flowers on grave of heroine WWI nurse Alice Cashin - SMH

A little piece of World War I history has been discovered after The Sun-Herald last week told how a highly-decorated Sydney nurse was lying in an unmarked grave.

A pioneer of personalised care - Australian Ageing Agenda

The rapid pace of reform is the current challenge for the sector, says community care pioneer Sue Mann.

Nurse writes open letter to Tony Abbott - Women's Weekly

We miss weekends with our families to take care of yours

NSW Upper House to investigate role of registered nurses in nursing homes - ABC News

A Legislative Council inquiry in New South Wales Parliament is set to investigate the role of registered nurses in the state's nursing homes.

Maitland nurses union says budget is a mixed bag - Maitland Mercury

Maitland nurses and midwives have described the 2015-2016 NSW Budget as a mixed bag for the city’s public nursing staff.

Diary of Clementina Hays Marshall highlights crucial role of forgotten World War I nurses - ABC News

The role of Australian Army nurses has often been forgotten in the Anzac legend, but the diary of a World War I nurse has revealed a little more about their vital work.

Nurses need jobs at home - Daily Mercury

After wanting to be a nurse since high school, an internship program launched two years ago helped the mother of two make that dream a reality.

Nursing students putting patients at risk through cheating - SMH

Medical students at a leading Sydney university are selling essays to future nurses as universities become so concerned about the level of cheating that they have employed forensic investigators to crack down on the booming essays-for-sale market.

Nurse's story: the pain and challenge caring for dying teen - Northern Star

PALLIATIVE care nurse Jenny Burt can remember how difficult it was losing a 14-year-old patient in her care.