Meet Australian Army Nurse Kylie Hasse

Kylie Hasse was studying nursing at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and waiting for a lecture to begin, when she heard that an Australian Defence Force recruitment talk would be delivered before commencement. “I listened and thought – ‘why not?’ she recalls of the session. Intrigued, Kylie joined up as a Reservist within the Army […]

Q&A: Cancer Nurse

Meredith Cummins has been a cancer nurse for nearly 40 years, with the speciality allowing her to take up a variety of roles in the public sector across major metropolitan and regional hospitals, and community oncology units. In the private sector, she has been a key stakeholder in the development, commissioning and accreditation of four […]

Continence nursing offers opportunities for autonomy and direct client feedback

Janie Thompson, a continence nurse and Clinical Services Manager at the Continence Foundation of Australia, has spent more than two decades working as a continence nurse. She says being able to make a difference to improve people’s lives through continence management has sustained her in her speciality. “When you do a continence assessment and then […]

From simulation to mentorship: Tips on how to manage students and graduates

James Cook University lecturer, Associate Professor John Smithson, who has delivered several research projects on simulation within nursing and pharmaceutical education, says that modelling good habits is crucial to helping practical students and new graduates succeed in the workplace. Acknowledging simulation as an important transition layer in a nursing student’s learning process, he notes that […]

A day in the life of a NICU Nurse

For Melissah Burnett, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Nurse with more than 25 years of experience in the area, the appeal of neonatal nursing is about her young infant patients and their families. “It all comes back to the babies, and the families, they really are the centre of my care,” Melissah says. According […]