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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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ANF launches positive nursing campaign

The Australian Nursing Federation has launched a national media campaign to raise community awareness of the contribution of the nursing workforce to Australia’s healthcare system. Featuring a two-minute cinema ad, as well as radio and TV advertising, the media blitz ...

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Chief nurses’ plea for resources

Former chief nurses have called for greater investment in resources devoted to the role to strengthen the leadership and influence of nursing at the policy table, writes Linda Belardi. Former department chief nurses in NSW and the Northern Territory have ...

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Peace…well, for three years

Victorian nurses have saved nurse-patient ratios but the long, bitter dispute shows the state should not leave workforce planning to be decided in such a heated environment, writes Pauline Stanton. There is little doubt that the outcome of the 2011 ...

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Call for true primary health care reform

Nursing group oppose a primary health care system around medical models of service delivery. Rhetoric about health reform during the 2010 federal election is all well and good, but nurses fear that current reform will go off the boil, said ...

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