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More health training for undergraduates

Clinical training for health professionals has been given a shot in the arm. Extra undergraduate places for health professionals will be supported by a boost in clinical training days, with nurses to see the highest increase. The government has announced ...

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Over 1300 children without case workers

Retired nurses, policemen and school teachers may become the new front line against child abuse under a new proposal. More than 1300 children at risk of abuse and neglect don't have allocated case workers in Victoria, despite money being thrown ...

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Rocky start

It has been a rocky start to the national registration and accreditation scheme, with AHPRA coming under fire for its handling of international students and overseas-qualified nurses. Annie May reports. In the two months since taking over the registration of ...

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It’s time to get over it

University-trained nurses are here to stay, writes Peter Kieseker. Four second year nursing students from the University of the Sunshine Coast stand excitedly – and nervously – in front of a ward office in Nambour Hospital awaiting their first “real ...

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More talks for SA nurses

Negotiations resume as government agrees to “genuine talks”. South Australian nurses have suspended industrial action over staffing levels and resumed negotiations with the state government on a new enterprise agreement. Nurses recently accepted a 15 per cent pay rise over ...

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Reprieve for international students

International nursing students who feared they would be deported at the end of the month because of changes to nursing registration rules have won a reprieve. Hundreds of international nursing students caught up in the transition to the new national ...

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SA nurses begin industrial action

South Australian nurses say work proposals unsafe for staff and patients. South Australian public sector nurses and midwives will start industrial action today in support of an enterprise bargaining claim. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation SA secretary Elizabeth Dabars said ...

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The delivery man

With less than one per cent of practising midwives in Australia being male, those few who take on the role tend to turn heads. Danny Ruspandini reports. When Jason Whileblood registered as only the 52nd male midwife on the UK ...

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Meet your colleagues

Christine Hallinan MRCNA, Community and Primary Health Care Faculty Advisory Committee My name is Christine Hallinan and I am currently an Adjunct Research Fellow at the School of Nursing, University of Ballarat. In this capacity, I am very well positioned ...

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National registration for nurses, except WA

Western Australian nurses are also not expected to join up to the national scheme until mid October this year. Nurses have largely welcomed the transition to the national registration and accreditation scheme, but have expressed some anxiety over the requirement ...

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