Forging a successful nursing career


National Health Workforce Dataset (NHWDS) figures show almost 16,000 newly registered nurses and midwives entered the professions in 2016. Earlier this year, 26-year-old New South Wales resident Thomas West joined the next generation when he began a 12-month transition program at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney designed to arm him with the skills and knowledge […]

Hazards in the workplace

Protecting yourself and your patients against workplace hazards is an essential part of the job for any nurse, midwife or carer. What are some of the physical hazards on the ward and how do you handle them? Leslea Johnson trained to become a registered nurse in the early ‘90s when unsafe manual handling techniques like […]

Finding relief through yoga

Finding relief through yoga

It’s no secret that being a nurse or a midwife can be stressful. Finding a healthy way to manage and relieve stress before it takes a negative toll on your body is crucial. Anesthetics nurse Jana Hnatova, believes yoga and meditation are great ways to relieve workplace stress. Since taking up yoga over a year […]

Come to the Table: Maggie Beer urges aged care

It’s fresh, seasonal food that gives energy and pleasure to those in aged care, argues renowned celebrity cook Maggie Beer Yet findings of a new study show a decrease in spending on raw food and an increase in spending on supplements in some residential aged care facilities (RACFs). The study published in Nutrition and Dietetics […]