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Sep 20, 2013, 12:10 pm

evie63 said "Well I'm 49 and have an interview on Wednesday 21/08/13 in mental health - my first choice, my second choice was aged care. It is true that many young students do not want to work in these areas they want ED, theatre or children's nursing jobs, areas that I would really dislike. I don't know how I will go in the interview but here's hoping. On another note, the universities have a lot to answer for they are pumping out the nurses in massive numbers - why? for the money. Particularly overseas students who pay way ."

Hi evie63, how did you go with your interview process? Did you get in to the New Grad program? I wish you all the best.

You right 'universities have a lot to answer for their pumping out the nurses in massive numbers' as you have said, but it is also government's (local and federal ) responsibility providing enough places for new grad's to be placed. Therefore it requires sensible co operation for the government and universities, otherwise public health will suffer when new grads no longer interested in nursing and will move on to other professions in rows. We will have more crisis for nursing shortages, and safety ratio's soar..

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR CAREER of NURSING..! :)

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Sep 23, 2013, 10:29 am Last edited Sep 23, 2013, 10:29 am update #2

Hi all,

'AUSTRALIAN GRADUATE NURSES Network' will be available for networking, for membership meeting is going to be @ Charlie's Loveit on Sydney/Broadway on this Friday(27th September 2013) @ 6pm
 Be there if you care..

Loveit on Sydney/Broadway on this Friday(27th September 2013) @ 6pm
 Be there if you care...

Bea

Our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

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Oct 31, 2013, 10:26 am Last edited Oct 31, 2013, 10:26 am update #1

Hi everyone,

Our petition for the New Graduate Nurses lack of placements is still on, our November Graduate Nurses NETWORK meeting is on 18th of November 2013 in Sydney. For further details of this meeting, please log in to our Facebook page called 'New Graduate Nurses say 'Give us jobs''

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

Our campaign continues, We have great ideas and strategies about the campaign which will be on our Facebook page.

Thank you for all your support and your caring on the issue.

Bea

modified: Thursday 31 October 2013 10:28:34 am - bea

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Nov 19, 2013, 01:02 pm

We held our New Grad Network meeting yesterday, decision was made that, we had enough of waiting on the governments endless list for over one or two years, some of us walked away from their passion, committed nursing profession and have gone to another profession to chance their careers. This is very sad in deed.

We decided to do something about it. So we have made following anouncement on the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association.

Please support us with your comments. in the following links, or here, thank you for your ongoing support for New Graduate Nurses.

"nough is enough, waiting is over for New Graduate nurses!
We are going to do something about it.
We urge all New Graduate nurses to UNITE and fight for equal opportunity to get jobs, and placements.

We just posted this announcement on the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association. Waiting for their response.

"We like to know the exact numbers of New Graduate nurses who are missed out from government's New Grad placements state by state, because we are in the planning of a rally for New Graduates to attend in New South Wales, this rally will end NSW Parliament house, to protest the long waiting lists, not utilizing new grads for severely under staffed public hospitals in terms of public patient's safety ratio.
Can you help us to organise this rally please thank you."

https://www.facebook.com/nswnma

https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Graduate-Nurses-say-Give-us-jobs/557231054310095

http://www.communityrun.org/petitions/nsw-graduate-nurses-say-give-us-jobs

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Nov 28, 2013, 08:48 am

Dear all

Our heartfelt thanks to all of you who supports and make constructive comments, as well as signed up for our petition and our Facebook page.

Latest update is, that New Graduate nurses are organising a rally for next year. For more details please click below link which is the page for Rally supporters.

'New Graduate Nurses No Longer Waiting'!

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Enough is enough, waiting is over for New Graduate nurses! New Graduate nurses who are missed out of placements after their graduation, still waiting on the waiting list and difficulty getting nursing positions due to the so called 'requirement' of 'post graduate experience', are going to do something about it. We urge all New Graduate nurses to UNITE and fight for equal opportunity to get jobs, and placements. Turn up for your event, it is your call!"

https://www.facebook.com/events/354207581390465/

This is your RALLY, come and show your solidarity with your colleges. Stand united. See you at there.

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Dec 30, 2013, 12:10 pm

Hi all,

This is for nurses who have dual registration, APHRA is planning to scrap your dual rego, say NO to this change.

Write emails to APHRA forward your concerns.

Are you both an EN and RN?

Posted on October 21, 2013 by NU_admin

Occasionally an Enrolled Nurse trains to become a Registered Nurse but holds on to their original EN registration – perhaps because, in some rural areas, having concurrent registration maximises your employment prospects.

Since the introduction of the National Law in 2010, however, concurrent registration is to be phased out. NSWNMA argued in favour of allowing concurrent registration on behalf of our affected members, noting that it had always been possible in NSW and we were not aware of any associated safety issues, but this argument did not win the day.

The period of transition that was implemented by the NMBA for nurses who hold concurrent registration as an RN and EN ends next May.

According to the NMBA position statement:

Views were polarised as to when this should occur, so the National Board applied the principle of no disadvantage in relation to managing those nurses who hold concurrent registration at this time. Given that certificate programs in enrolled nursing will be phased out in 2014, it was decided it was appropriate to cease the transitional arrangements at that time.

…Nurses holding concurrent registration will be required to elect to be either enrolled or registered no later than 31 May, 2014.

Nurses who currently hold registration as an RN and EN can continue to hold concurrent registration until that date.

Nurses who hold concurrent registration must be able to demonstrate they meet the National Board’s registration standards on continuing professional development and recency of practice as both enrolled nurse and registered nurse.

Nurses who no longer wish to hold concurrent registration can either:

  • write to AHPRA and surrender their enrolled nurse registration, or
  • choose not to renew either their enrolled or registered nurse registration when renewing registration on 31 May.

Nurses who have held concurrent registration and have allowed their enrolled nurse or registered nurse registrations to lapse are not eligible to regain both lapsed registrations and must choose to seek registration as either an enrolled nurse or registered nurse.

Hopefully this issue will only affect a small number of members. If you are one of them and concerned about the implications this will have for your employment, we invite you to contact us.

Contact Angela Garvey at agarvey@nswnma.asn.au or on 02 8595 1234 (1300 367962 for non-metro members).

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Dec 30, 2013, 01:42 pm Last edited Dec 30, 2013, 01:42 pm update #4

New Graduate Nurses Network meeting results in 28 December 2013 as follows;

We had our monthly 'New Graduate Nurses Network' meeting yesterday. Our Priorities;
  * Continue to our Public petition,
  * Change our FB page to 'Gradate Nurses Network',
  * Visit to NSWNMA asking their support for next year's 'New Graduate Nurses  Rally'
  * Asking our new graduates to writing articles to NSWNMA highlighting the current new graduate crisis,
  * Establish communication with ASANNA- the new Australia Student and Novice Nurse Association
  * Talking to Nursing Students at NSW University Open Days to highlight current nursing unemployed new graduate nursing crisis.
  * Find out exact numbers of unemployed new graduates who did not get in to New Grad Programs in each states over the last two years.

Any comments are welcome

Have a happy healthy new year, and best of luck in job hunting in 2014

modified: Monday 30 December 2013 1:51:10 pm - bea

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Feb 04, 2014, 03:32 pm

Dear All,

Our campaign is still attracting interest and we have now 900 members on FB page.

We have Free Event page, we are organising an event which will take place on the International Nurses Day, 12th May 2014, we will announce the meeting time and venue later.

We won't be defeated, new graduate nurses will fight back.

On the International Nurses Day, we will rally outside of NSW government parliament house, and ask why thousand of us have not employed?? let down, let to fend ourselves, yet we have staff/nurses shortage in hospitals?? Why??

Plus, Universities also have to be accounted for, why they have still filling their classes where there isn't a job to go to???

We want your support for Graduate Nurses! Please share our FB page and event page information, thank you for your support.

United we stand!

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Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 am Last edited Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 am update #1

Hi everyone, we have ongoing public petition for unemployed new grad nurses. We have more than 500 signatures and comments already. It is getting harder for new graduate nurses to secure jobs as there is no additional new grad programs which is needed to utilize this great potential of grad nurses.

OUR NEW GRAD NURSES ARE AUSTRALIA'S FUTURE WORK FORCE. WHY NOT GIVE NEW GRAD NURSES A CHANCE.

Please come and join us at

https://www.facebook.com/Grad.Nurses.Network

Also sign our petition and leave your comments so you can be counted.

https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/nsw-graduate-nurses-say-give-us-jobs

Graduate Nurses Network have a new meeting place; Sydney/Broadway/ Tall Building UTS, Building one, Concourse/coffee shop. We meet monthly/last Friday of each month.

See you all there..

modified: Wednesday 03 September 2014 10:03:31 am - bea

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