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Remote incentives for nurses

There is a desperate need for nurses in rural areas, but there’s also a great sense of potential for the nurses who do relocate. By Flynn Murphy I was at Royal Hobart, and I’d been there for 15 months,” recalls ...

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Healing the child

The time has come for nurses to specialise in specific categories. Should paediatric nursing be one of them? By Louis White For a parent, there is nothing more precious than the welfare of their children. This care escalates off the ...

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Rural health: It’s time to address the issues

Now is the time for the government to direct incentives to the rural workforce.  Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has released an online consultation paper, Nursing Workforce Retention and Productivity, to encourage further feedback and discussion in regards to strategies to ...

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Nurses not taking up vaccinations

Despite risk of exposure to influenza and other infectious diseases, vaccine take-up rates among health professionals remains dangerously low. By Amie Larter Despite almost constant recommendations for an annual influenza vaccination, there has been little change in the levels of ...

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Beyond the future

The career path for nurses is now branching out in many directions, giving rise to new, and challenging, opportunities. By Terry Smyth It’s an image thing. Nurses consistently rate as the most trusted profession, yet the public’s perception of a ...

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Record number support safer staffing levels

Nurses and midwives are committed to better staff-patient ratios. By Aileen Macalintal A record number of NSW nurses and midwives are backing pay and staff ratio demands, according to the NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association. The NSWNMA wants guaranteed safer ...

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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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