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Indigenous students thrive with a helping hand

University nursing courses are not only increasing intakes of indigenous students, they are also learning how to keep them. By Mardi Chapman. Changes in recruitment and retention strategies are ensuring university nursing courses are not only getting more indigenous recruits, ...

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Trained but nowhere to go

Nurses around the country are struggling to find graduate placements so industry leaders are calling on state and federal governments to solve the urgent problem. Flynn Murphy reports It's an ugly time to be a graduate nurse in Australia. A ...

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Trained up & nowhere to go

We need to find graduate positions for new nurses to prevent a future staffing crisis. By Penny Paliadelis More than a decade ago, the National Review of Nursing Education report, Our Duty of Care, found that not all nursing graduates ...

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SA $14m cut ‘short-sighted’

Taking money out of primary and preventative care will cost more in the long term, say nurses and health advocates. Leading South Australian health groups have joined forces to launch a petition against recommendations for cuts made in the McCann ...

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Grads flock to Gold Coast

Planning and forecasting for the future workforce should be a nationwide focus to protect the needs of our graduate nurses, says Professor Ged Williams, executive director of nursing and midwifery at Gold Coast Hospitals and Health Service. By Amie Larter As ...

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Campaign to fight shortage in RNs

A major shortage of nurses in one of NSW's largest residential centres for people with disabilities is driving a campaign that hopes to get 10,000 signatures. Stockton Centre has about 122 full-time registered nurses positions, with only 60 filled with ...

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Boost for indigenous nurses

A Sydney private hospital hopes more institutions will follow its lead in offering cadetships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. By Jeremy Gowing and Thelma De Lisser-Howarth Working within their Reconciliation Action Plan, St Vincent's Private Hospital has created an ...

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Coping with the wait

A surgical liaison nurse can help families and friends cope with a very worrying time and assist with the smooth running of a hospital. By Michelle Stubbs A push to lure staff to this area of nursing has been hit ...

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