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NSW nurses say yes to new pay deal

Ratios will be progressively implemented in NSW hospitals starting March NSW nurses have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a new pay and conditions package which should ensure hundreds more nurses working in state hospitals. The package was offered by the ...

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A strong evidence base

Despite limited funding, the quality of nursing and midwifery research remains high. The quality of research undertaken by Australian nursing and midwifery researchers is ‘on par’ if not better than many of their international counterparts, shows the recent ERA assessment. ...

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Reversing the sense of disillusionment

Annie May looks at the reasons for entering and leaving nursing. Recruitment retention strategies need to be informed by the altruistic and vocational reasons why nurses and students are drawn to nursing, regardless of generational differences, according to a recent ...

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Government urged to review aged care report

ANF says draft inquiry report doesn’t go far enough on workforce issues The Australian Nursing Federation has called on the federal government to urgently review the Productivity Commission's draft report in to the aged care sector. ANF federal secretary, Lee ...

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Ratio discussions continue

Government says nurses given fair offer, nurses disagree. NSW nurses fear their voices are still not being heard, even as they continue negotiations with the state government over nurse-patient ratios. The NSW Nurses' Association (NSWNA) began holding rallies on Monday ...

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Devil in the detail

Nurses in NSW to decide on ratio offer and further action. NSW nurses will soon find out the details of the state governments new offer on their ratios and staffing claim, with the deal to be considered tonight by the ...

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Action threat over assistants

Controversy surrounds new agreement for Tasmanian nurses. The new Tasmanian Public Sector nursing agreement is a positive step forward for the nursing profession and the Tasmanian community, says the ANF. However, the Health and Community Service Union (HACSU) continues to ...

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Shedding light on nursing history

Nurses can be found depicted or memorialised in a number of stained glass windows in all of these settings across Australia. Most people associate stained glass with religious buildings; it forms an integral part of our churches but it can ...

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NSW cancer, heart death rates fall

Report finds NSW is winning the battle against cancer and heart disease. A new report which compares the NSW health system with those in 10 other countries says the state is winning the battle against cancer and heart disease. But ...

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Minimum qualifications needed

The lack of mandatory qualifications for AINs continues to be a concern for the nursing profession, writes Annie May. Patients in community care are at risk of neglect and abuse as a result of no mandatory minimum qualifications for assistants ...

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