Written by: Melanie Wong Australia. Our country is well known for its beaches, summer vibes and strange and dangerous creatures. But does this same stereotype apply to the experiences of those working here? Australia has long been known as a multicultural country, and this diversity is most noticeable when Australians travel to other countries, where…

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Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Nursing homes first appeared in the mid 20th Century and have only become more common in the 21st Century; as family roles have shifted over time and a larger percentage of the population is now contributing to the workforce, the ability of some families to look after…

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Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Letters to ourselves. In an age of digital technology, letter writing has become a thing of the past yet some of you may find yourselves discovering a folded piece of paper from a decade ago, addressed to the you of today. Whether it be from 12 year…

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Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Helen Le Monday blues, ‘Hump’ day, TGIF. These are phrases that have become a large part of the modern vocabulary. But while everyone has heard of them before, not everyone is able to reap the benefits of a five-day working week. ‘Duty calls’ is an expression that undoubtedly shapes…

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Written by Helen Le Do you have a mentor at work? If not, we encourage you to consider seeking a mentor: someone you look up to, someone who genuinely looks out for your best interests, someone who you can turn to in troubling times or perhaps to just offer a non-judgemental listening ear. Nursing Mentors can…

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Written by Helen Le Allen is an international student from Hong Kong completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree here in Australia. Allen is excitedly applying for New Graduate RN positions and we certainly keep our fingers and toes crossed for him! Throughout Allen’s study, he wisely chose to join Healthcare HQ as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) to…

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Written by Helen Le Nurses may choose to opt for night shifts for many reasons, for instance, they may be wanting more time during the day, are attracted by the penalty pay rates or desire a calmer environment and a more reduced workload. Despite these perks, it is a no-brainer that night shifts can be…

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Interview Tips for Graduate Nurses

Written by Helen Le For 3rd year nursing students, the time is approaching where you will soon be at applying for new grad opportunities and hopefully receiving invitations for interviews. Here at Healthcare HQ, we understand that interviews can be extremely nerve-racking especially when it’s your first. However, with some preparation, practice and a few…

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Written by Helen Le If you’ve been in the nursing field for a while, encountering patients who are angry and hostile is not uncommon, and it’s important to keep your cool and address their issues as calmly as possible. Here are tips on what to do when handling aggressive patients. Step 1: Remaining Calm Angry…

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