6 Benefits of Nursing Agency Work 

Whether you’ve been with a nursing agency for years, or you know someone who may be interested in the work, there are many benefits when it comes to nursing agency work.  You may be asking: “what does it mean to be an agency nurse?” or even “what is the difference between agency work & regular shift work”. […]

How to get involved in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness

The McGrath Foundation estimates that approximately 57 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia every day in 2022, with 20 640 having already been diagnosed so far. Although there have been significant advancements in research and treatment in recent years, raising awareness of the impacts of this disease for those diagnosed and their loved ones still remains important. 

Your ultimate guide to a healthy social life as an agency nurse

It’s no secret that nursing is a more intense career than most. With long shifts that often involve working while everyone else sleeps, it can often feel like you’re missing out on having a vibrant and fulfilling social life. Whether you’re juggling practical placement with nursing school or picking up extra shifts due to shortages in your workplace, it’s understandable that many nurses feel their social life is lacking.

How you can participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a nation-wide initiative to raise awareness of risks and treatment options available to men in Australia. Although there were an estimated 18 110 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in 2021, making up 23% of all male cancer cases diagnosed last year, the disease is often not discussed as much as other cancers. 

Feature: Australia’s chronic skills crisis: The jobs we need to fill, but can’t

Angela was recently interviewed and featured in an article for Yahoo Business.  Angela Thwaites runs a boutique nursing recruitment firm in Sydney. Even at the best of times, she might find herself one or two nurses shy of being able to fully meet demand. That was before the pandemic. These days, she’s facing a candidate drought […]

The Coronavirus: What you need to know

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has certainly been a topic of conversation and concern ever since news of the outbreak was first reported on 31 December 2019, in Wuhan, China. The coronavirus first appeared to be pneumonia in a group of individuals who had been to a seafood market in Wuhan. Since then, the virus has […]

The Royal Commission’s Interim Report: Simplified

On 31 October, the royal commission into aged care released its interim report after ten months of investigation, revealing the insufficiencies of Australia’s aged care system and recommendations that spurred the government into action. But through all this jargon, what did the report actually say and what has the government done about it? Here are […]

Australia’s RN shortage: Why and what next?

Written by: Melanie Wong The Australian healthcare industry is seeing the start of a dire shortage of nurses, a shortfall unable to meet patient demands that will continue for another decade. This desperate situation made itself known in the last year to most in the healthcare industry as hospitals and aged care centres began to […]

The cracks in Australia’s aged care workforce

In a 2017 report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, over one in seven Australians were aged 65 years and over. Australia undoubtedly has, like so many other Western countries, an ageing population. It comes as no surprise then that the number of Australians receiving home care has been steadily rising in the […]

From university to the workforce: The Pandora’s box of graduate life

Written by: Melanie Wong Published by: Jay Lee Graduation. For most students, this is the most pivotal transition between studying and working to pay off your HECS debt; the peak of the mountain, so to speak, that defines whether or not you make the cut for professional life. In recent decades, this has been the […]

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