Heart Health Yarning Tool: new resource for shared decision making

A new shared decision-making tool is now available to help health professionals discuss cardiovascular risk with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally safe and meaningful way. The Heart Health Yarning Tool is designed to help health professionals and consumers make informed choices once cardiovascular risk has been assessed using the new Australian […]

My 7 top revision tips for nursing students

Undertaking a nursing degree is demanding and challenging. From assignments to clinical placements and everything in between, the amount of learning you need to absorb can seem overwhelming. It’s why it is important to hone revision tips and strategies to keep up to speed and on top of your nursing studies. NSW registered nurse Taylor […]

Nurse academic recognised in Australia Day 2022 Honours List

Southern Cross University’s Professor Marianne Wallis has been honoured for her contribution to nursing, research and tertiary education by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this week’s 2022 Australia Day Honours List. Associate Dean of Research at Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Health, Professor Wallis has been a chief investigator […]

Bring in the ‘RUSOM’

What is a RUSOM, you ask? Well, RUSOM stands for a Registered Undergraduate Student of Midwifery and is a new employment role at Western Health, Melbourne; the first health service in Victoria to trial this new role. Fourteen RUSOMs from three different universities, currently completing either a four-year dual nursing and midwifery degree or a […]

Respiratory failure

The following excerpt is from the ANMF’s respiratory failure tutorial on the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) website. Respiratory failure is one of the most common reasons for admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) and a common comorbidity in patients admitted for acute care. It is the leading cause of death from pneumonia and Chronic […]

Study: Reflection as a learning strategy for the training of nurses in clinical settings

Interventions, tools, approaches and the measurement of nurses’ reflection in clinical settings are highly varied, a new paper has found. Reflection is a formal process that can help nurses and nursing students develop crucial skills and competencies when undertaking training in clinical practice settings. The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Registered nurse standards […]

How do I become a Nurse Practitioner?

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are registered nurses (RNs) with the experience, expertise and authority to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a broad range of acute or chronic health conditions. The innovative role, which requires education at Masters Level, aims to improve access to treatment, provide cost-effective care, target at-risk populations and provide clinical […]