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VR helping midwives in rural Qld deliver babies

Virtual reality (VR) is helping to create safer birthing experiences for Queensland mothers and their babies in remote towns. Nurses in the remote and predominantly Indigenous towns of north-west Queensland are learning how to prepare mothers for childbirth with the ...

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New scholarships to boost aged care nurses

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) has opened scholarships to help boost the aged care nursing workforce. Last week, scholarship applications for aged care nursing and allied health opened at ACN – a move labelled by ACN as “vital”. ACN’s ...

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Surge in students for fee-free nursing diploma

Mater’s nursing diploma applications have soared since the Queensland Government’s Fee-Free TAFE initiative. Applications for the Diploma of Nursing at Mater Education have surged by more than 330 per cent since the fee removal, with almost 400 applications to join ...

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Midwife shortage must be addressed: Q&A

Chronic shortages of midwives in hospitals are causing various workforce issues, such as ineffective leadership and burnout – leading to a dire future for the midwifery workforce. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reported a record number of babies ...

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