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New gerontology framework to ensure skills for nurses

In the wake of the aged care royal commission and a perceived skills shortage in the sector, the University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, has released the Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) framework. The framework ...

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Palliative care nurse blazing a trail to awards

The inaugural Health Minister’s award for nursing trailblazers has been awarded to a Canberra nurse for her work in improving the delivery of palliative care to Australians living in residential aged care. Nikki Johnston, a palliative care nurse practitioner based ...

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Uni’s nursing e-portfolio wins innovation in teaching award

The nursing department at Murdoch University recently received an innovation honour at the 2018 Australian Awards for University Teaching. Awarded for their e-portfolio, the team's platform prepares Murdoch graduates for professional practice by allowing them to construct, explore and discuss real-world problems in ...

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