COVID: ‘Tightening the screws’ on existing workforce pressures

An Australian nurse researcher and co-author of a new study looking at nursing workforce shortages during COVID-19 has said that the pandemic has exposed pre-existing healthcare pressures, exposing shortfalls in the retainment and recruitment of workers. Dr Judith Anderson, Head of Discipline in Health Management and Leadership at Charles Sturt University (CSU), said issues such […]

Virtual reality in nursing and midwifery

University of Newcastle researchers are leading the world in ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) technology in the nursing and midwifery curriculum. The world-first technology was presented at the Professional Day of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association 73rd annual delegates’ conference recently. Project lead and Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Newcastle (UON) Donovan Jones […]

NSW nurses and midwives demand mandated nurse to patient ratios

The NSW Health Minister was grilled on safe staffing by the state’s nurses and midwives at their union’s annual delegates’ conference last week. It came as the NSW Opposition promised nurses and midwives a new ratios system would be delivered if Labor was elected. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) members expressed distress to NSW […]