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Woman raped repeatedly by student nurse working as her carer, Brisbane court told 13-02-2017

A 21-year-old male nursing student from Kenya repeatedly raped, assaulted and threatened a woman in his care between July and November last year, a Brisbane court has heard.

Dying wish: the gift of being able to die at home 11-02-2017

It begins with the lighting of a candle, the bright tone of a ­ringing bell, and a card plucked from a deck of Buddhist prayer cards then read aloud: "Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, ­living near or far, known or unknown, living or departed, or yet unborn – may every living thing be full of bliss."

Keeping hope afloat: Canberra nurse volunteers on a surgery ship 11-02-2017

Canberra Hospital intensive care nurse Therese Knight has just returned home to Kaleen after her second trip to Africa serving on board the world's largest independent hospital ship - the Africa Mercy.

The Nursing Home That's Also a Dorm 02-10-2015

More retirement and nursing homes are asking college students to move in, an arrangement that benefits everyone.

Nursing 457s on the decline as health sector chases workforce renewal 01-02-2017

The number of nurses in Australia on 457 visas has dropped dramatically in recent years, but ongoing staffing challenges mean foreign workers will continue to be an essential part of the Australian health system.

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NurseCentral polls are here for a bit of fun and to gauge the views and opinions of NurseCentral members and visitors on various topics.

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Nurse Cash Lure

Nurses will be paid $6000 by the federal government to come back to work in Australia's ailing health system.

It is estimated by 2010 Australia will be facing a 19,000-nurse shortage.

Nurse Training

With the government's announcement that they intend to reintroduce nurse training on the wards, do you support that direction?

Police Checks

A poll to understand what is happening around the nation following the requirement to introduce mandatory police checks for all staff at aged care facilities.

Nurses Day

A poll to determine how well recognised International Nurses Day is.

New Features

As we are continually striving to develop the site, I am keen to know what features members would most like to see developed.

Smoking at Hospitals

An article in the Sydney Morning Herald states:

STAFF, patients and visitors to Queensland's largest hospital will soon be banned from smoking anywhere on the grounds of the sprawling facility.

Security guards, cameras and loudspeakers will be used to police the ban and anyone, including the hospital's 6,000 staff, caught doing the wrong thing will be ordered to move on.

First-time offenders will be handed warnings, and second offenders risk $150 fines.

Hospital management said the ban was crucial if it was to set an example.

Bullying

Do you see or experience bullying in your workplace and do you think it is affecting nursing recruitment and retention?

NurseCentral News Poll

Please vote to help give me an understanding of what sort of news the NurseCentral readers would prefer to be reading here.

Third World Recruiting

The news article - Bleeding the Third World: our skills windfall makes you wonder whether it is ethically and economically sound to be recruiting from Third World countries.