Lumia Care acquires nursing agency Healthcare HQ

20 February, 2024

Founded by registered nurse Angela Thwaites, Healthcare HQ offers nurses contract and other roles at over 100 client sites across the hospital and aged care sectors.

From an aerialist acrobat to a nurse

12 February, 2024

A career transition from an aerialist to a nurse may not seem obvious, but for Kylie Page — who always aspires to assist others during difficult times — a move to nursing was a well-planned action.

Australia's oldest hospital awarded Nightingale Badge

08 February, 2024

The badge is awarded to individuals and institutions who have made an exceptional contribution to the nursing profession.

Duress safety solutions

05 December, 2023 | Supplied by: Paragoncare Ltd

Available from ParagonCare Group, Duress safety solutions are designed to help staff who need support from a real-time secure location system.

Speedier assessment for internationally trained nurses

22 November, 2023

Overseas-trained nurses and midwives looking to practise in Australia will soon have access to a new assessment facility.

One in four nurses consider leaving primary care: survey

13 November, 2023

One in four nurses working in primary health care are considering leaving their role in the next two to five years, according to a workforce survey by APNA.

NSW rolls out VR training for emergency stroke care

11 October, 2023

A new virtual reality (VR) training program is set to provide emergency department nurses across New South Wales with real-time experience in stroke care.

Midwifery workforce review to tackle growing industry concerns

21 September, 2023

The NMBA has partnered with the Burnet Institute and colleagues to conduct a comprehensive review of the midwifery workforce amid concerns that growth is stalling in the profession.

SA boosts midwifery numbers with re-entry program

05 September, 2023

A re-entry program is assisting qualified midwives in South Australia rejoin the midwifery workforce by refreshing vital skills and knowledge.

Nursing applications soar as staff shortage targeted

29 August, 2023

The number of applications to train as a nurse with Mater Education has surged by more than 330% since fees were removed, with the Queensland Government's Fee-Free TAFE initiative.

NeedleCalm Founder bags Nursing Trailblazers award

14 August, 2023

NeedleCalm Founder and Sydney clinical specialist nurse Lauren Barber has been awarded the Health Minister's Award for Nursing Trailblazers for her outstanding contributions to the medical field with her medtech device.

Darwin Private Hospital recognises placement partnership

10 August, 2023

The Charles Darwin University and Darwin Private Hospital student placement partnership is proving beneficial to the Northern Territory's healthcare system.

VR tool helps nurses tackle aggressive patients

09 August, 2023

A new immersive computer simulation program helps nurses and nursing students practise making decisions when faced with a hostile patient.

Nursing body responds to NASOG MS-2 Step Pill comments

19 July, 2023

ACN CEO Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN said that comments claiming women would be at risk if nurse practitioners prescribed the abortion pill were insulting, patronising and out of touch with reality.

Scholarship opportunity for Pacific Islands nurses

14 July, 2023

The ACN Foundation is offering two international scholarships for nursing leaders from Pacific Island Nations to participate in ACN's Institute of Leadership Nurse Executive Program, with applications closing 25 July.

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