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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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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.