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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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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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