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A passion for emergency care

In her mission to educate and to promote evidence-based care, Lauren Boxsell has been a source of inspiration at the Melbourne hospital where she works.  Meet Lauren Boxsell, Clinical Nurse Educator in the emergency department  at Box Hill Hospital in ...

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Leadership the key to quality of care

At the recent National Nursing Forum, a searching and necessary conversation opened up the pressing issue of standards of care and the public perception of nurses.  "The causes of disasters in care, such as at Mid-Staffordshire, were identified: inadequacy of ...

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Leadership and the future of nursing

There’s a growing call for nurses to make their voices heard in public life, to stand up for the disadvantaged and for the future of the profession.   "As a profession, it’s up to all of us to think about ...

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The Mindset Nurse

Nurse with open hands, hearts and minds. Nursing practice is based on a biopsychosocial model of nursing care. Nurses interact with their clients from biological, psychological and sociological perspectives. The biological component of the model includes the use of our ...

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Why nurses stay – and why they go

A study that takes a generational approach to exploring nurses’ attachment to the workforce has thrown up some surprising findings.  Considering the impact of a nurse’s generation on their intent to continue in the profession may yield some effective retention ...

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Trials upon re-entry

Officials sound off after regulator requests feedback on refresher courses for nurses and midwives. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (National Board) has called for public consultation on its guidelines for re-entry to practice. In a media statement, the ...

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Advocate and leader recognised

In a field of outstanding mental health nurses, one award candidate stood above the rest.  A nurse from Western Australia has been named the Mental Health Nurse of the Year at the 39th International Mental Health Nursing Conference in Perth ...

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Capacity to help build a nation

Lance Jarvis returned to East Timor to help the young country he loves raise its standard of care.  A love for Timor-Leste (East Timor), developed whilst serving time there with the Australian Army, inspired paediatric nurse specialist Lance Jarvis’s return ...

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Skill up, any time

Nurses for Nurses webinars provide round-the-clock access to materials for professional development.  Since June 2010, nurses in Australia have been required to meet the refined legislated requirements set out in a national registration and accreditation scheme. Nurses for Nurses Network ...

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