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NurseCentral / Handover / 2 Dec 2005


Handover Newsletter 2 Dec 2005

Volume 1 / Number 2

Welcome to the second edition of Handover. Handover is being distributed to make it easy for members to stay up to date with news, events, forums, polls and other things from NurseCentral.

I would also be very happy to hear from you if you would like to see different things included in Handover. Please feel free to post in the Suggestion Forum if you have ideas. I hope you enjoy this edition of Handover.

Recent Happenings

The first edition of Handover was well received and I received a number

Best Forum Topic

Congratulations to nursemorgan on the topic " aboriginal womens business and male midwives" while it hasn't received much of a response yet, it was the most interesting new topic. A Lanyard is on the way.

of positive comments. Over the next few editions I will be trying some new things, so please let me know what you think.

I would like to introduce a section in the newsletter and probably on the website for contributions from members. If you have something you would like to let other nurses see such as poetry, article, action research results, short story, artwork or something else, please send them to me and I will include the best in future editions.

I have started a Forum Topic on the Handover format , so please tell me what email program you use, how the Handover email looks for you and if there are any particular problems. If it's possible, we might be able to tweak further to cover as many email clients as possible.

Recent Forum Topics

HELP - Quality improvement project 1st year grad program

EN? RN?

aboriginal womens business and male midwives

All Enrolled Nurses

 

Have you got your NurseCentral Lanyard yet?

 

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Poll Results

Should Australia be recruiting nurses from 3rd World Countries?

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Yes - good for the nurse – 12%
Undecided – 15%
No - bad for their country – 42%
No - not trained well enough anyway – 31%

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