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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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Meet HESTA’s Midwife of the Year

Midwife April Jardine has been honoured as HESTA's Midwife of the Year for her instrumental role in integrating the continuity of carer model. Ms Jardine became Midwifery Clinical Coordinator and Educator at Dhelkaya Health in regional Victoria three years ago ...

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Aged care nursing worth ‘more than pay’

Aged care can offer nurses more diverse responsibilities, leadership opportunities, and stronger long-term relationships than in hospitals, a Sydney-based aged care provider chief has said. The sector is in dire need of additional staff to meet the 24/7 nursing mandate and 200 ...

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