Project aims to build new generation of gerontology nurses to work in aged care

The University of Canberra will lead a $2.1 million Commonwealth project aimed at building and sustaining the nursing workforce in aged care settings. The project will have two main educational components: training and support for nurse educators, and clinical placements for second and third-year nursing students in residential aged care. Professor of Gerontological Nursing, Kasia […]

‘Never walk alone’: Mentoring Men program helps men get back on track

On average, nine people in Australia take their own lives every day. Glaringly, seven of those are men. With nearly half of men experiencing mental health challenges during their lifetime, Australian charity Mentoring Men was established to provide a listening ear from time to time for men experiencing challenges. Focusing on a proactive approach, engaging […]

Engage men earlier for better health this International Men’s Health Week 2023

International Men’s Health Week which runs from 12-18 June each year, is an opportunity to highlight the importance of men’s health, and to promote and support the health and wellbeing of men and boys in our communities. Men are known as late presenters for health concerns and so it’s about engaging them earlier and better […]

Final-year university placement helps transition to aged care career

A novel final-year university placement is helping nursing students’ fast-track their transition into aged care. One of the first in Australia, a final year placement program by the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) and aged care provider Lutheran Services, could become a model for the sector. The ‘Transition to Practice’ program provides UniSC Bachelor […]