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Same old won’t do

Aged care nurses are more stressed, make more medication errors and are less satisfied with their jobs now than three years ago, a new report reveals. Annie May reports. Action must be taken to increase the ratio of registered nurses ...

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Support given to advance the profession

The Nurses Memorial Centre, Melbourne, announces its 2011 scholarship recipients. The Nurses Memorial Centre, Melbourne, has continued with its drive to advance the profession with the announcement of its 2011 scholarship recipients. Provided annually to nurses and midwives who possess ...

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NSW nurses close more than 400 beds

Pressure on the government builds as more beds close across NSW. Nurses have closed more than 400 hospital beds across NSW as their industrial action enters its second week. Another 14 hospitals on Monday voted to join the action to ...

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Variety of the spice of life

There are opportunities aplenty for nurses looking for a change, writes Annie May. Long has past the era where nurses were confined within the walls of a hospital ward. From educators to pharmaceutical sales representatives, researchers to working on oil ...

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Nurses equal better prognosis

Specialist nurses can make a huge difference to the quality of life for people with asbestos-related diseases. Specialist nurses can make a huge difference to the quality of life, access to treatments and compensation for people with mesothelioma and other ...

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AHPRA urges new graduates to apply early

Up to 30,000 health graduates across Australia will soon be seeking registration. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is urging students due to graduate from health profession courses later in 2010 to apply for registration early, to avoid year-end ...

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New recruits

Nurses join aged care workforce from new graduate program. The first cohort of registered nurses have successfully completed Bupa Care’s new graduate nursing program in aged care. The one year program, run in conjunction with The College of Nursing is ...

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Labor’s $1.5 billion health plan

Victoria to get an extra 1700 nurses under Labor government pledge. Victorian Labor has promised to employ an extra 2800 doctors, nurses and health professionals if re-elected in a bold bid to take the upper hand on health. The new ...

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Nurses rally over nurse-to-patient ratios

Protests are due to take place in a number of Sydney hospitals this week, as nurses call for reform. Nurses campaigning for a major reform of the NSW public health system are planning to protest at Sydney's Liverpool Hospital amid ...

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Nursing jobs axed, state opposition says

Hundreds of nursing jobs were cut in Sydney's west and north shore and the NSW central coast in the 12 months to June 2010, the state opposition says. Freedom of Information documents have revealed 340 nursing jobs were shed by ...

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