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Ipswich nurse's tale of the high seas 03-08-2018

AN IPSWICH nurse navigator has returned from a global aid mission around the world. West Moreton Health Nurse Navigator Gail Rogers took the transition in her stride when she swapped the familiar wards of Ipswich Hospital for a 1000-bed hospital on the high seas during a recent seven-week deployment with the Navy.

Nurse allegedly assaulted at Canberra's Dhulwa Mental Health Unit 01-08-2018

Nurses have been punched in the face and kicked in the head during multiple assaults by a patient at Canberra's secure mental health unit, the ACT nursing union has alleged.

Nurses deliver first book of its kind in Australia and New Zealand 18-08-2018

FIVE Townsville clinicians have literally helped write a book on neonatal care, the first to be written in Australian and New Zealand.

Premier announces boost to Vic nurse numbers 21-08-2018

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews speaking to media outside state parliament in Melbourne about legislation to ensure increased patient to nurse ratios in the state. Andrews says he is confident the legislation will pass through parliament even with a tight deadline. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Victorian Secretary Lisa Fitzpatrick says in reality the boost will mean nurses can do their job properly rather than be constantly under pressure.

Plenty of care in the air 13-05-2018

With about 350,000 registered nurses in Australia, it’s no surprise to find them in our hospitals, community health centres and aged care facilities. But there are some environments where seeing a nurse makes most of us do a double take.

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Children taking legal action against retirement village that hired nurse who killed their mother - 9 News

The children of a woman killed by a Ballina nurse who injected two of her patients with fatal doses of insulin have labelled their mother's killer "a monster". [+video]

Graduates rake in bonuses, other perks as nurse shortage bites - The Australian

After years of relative equilibrium, the job market for nurses is heating up, driving up wages and sign-on bonuses for the nation’s fifth-largest occupation.

There's no such thing as 'just a nurse' - SMH

In Trumpian terms – and by that I mean in the terms determined by men who rate women simply according to their decorative value – Florence Nightingale was a "nasty woman".

Queensland nurse’s viral post after being called ‘just a nurse’ - news.com.au

A QUEENSLAND woman’s post hitting back at people who belittle her profession as a nurse has gone viral. Caitlin Brassington, from Toowoomba, shared a story on Instagram about running into an old acquaintance last week who had never seen her in her nursing uniform.

NSW nurse Megan Jean Haines the centre of misconduct investigations before allegedly killing two residents - SMH

As Megan Jean Haines sat with her boyfriend watching an episode of CSI, she scoffed at the TV show. They are stupid, she remarked, before talking about how to kill a person.

Project underway to identify nursing competencies in aged care - Australian Ageing Agenda

Registered nurses are being asked to have their say in the development of Australia’s first set of aged care nursing competencies.

Pharmaceutical companies splash millions on Australian nurses - SMH

Pharmaceutical companies have spent millions of dollars wining and dining Australian nurses in recent years, as well as paying for them to attend overseas conferences, training courses and even coffee meetings.

Man who died in oxygen tube mishap was left 'unsupervised' with student nurse, inquest hears - ABC News

A former Socceroo who died at an Adelaide Hospital after an oxygen tube was connected to his catheter was left in the care of an unsupervised student nurse, a coronial inquest has heard.

Remote nurses face ‘constant threats’ - NT News

MORE than 40 per cent of remote area nurses have directly experienced or observed threats, bullying or harassment in the past year and say it’s the main reason for clinicians resigning or not extending contracts.

Coroner slams police investigation into death of former Socceroo Steve Herczeg - 9 news

A key piece of evidence in the agonising and "highly unusual" death of a former Socceroo should have been fingerprinted, the South Australian coroner says. Steve Herczeg died in hospital last month because his urinary catheter had somehow become attached to an oxygen supply, bursting his bladder and collapsing his lungs.