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NSWNMA members can submit questions to gensec@nswnma.asn.au or in the form below. Past questions and answers can be read below – your question might already have been answered. If your query is urgent, contact your branch officials or the Information team at NSWNMA.
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Access to continuing education allowance

Question: I am a registered nurse in a public hospital and have received some conflicting advice in the workplace regarding the continuing education allowance. What are the broad criteria of eligibility for the allowance? Answer: … Read More

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Making comments about privatisation

Question: I work as an enrolled nurse in one of the public hospitals slated for privatisation. Can I make public comments about this government decision? Answer: Under PD2015_049 (NSW Health Code of Conduct) you are … Read More

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Minimum shift pay

Question: I am a casual employee working in the private sector under the Nurses Award 2010 (Private Hospitals and Day Procedures). Recently I agreed to a shift but it was subsequently cancelled after I worked … Read More

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Maximum number of ADOs that can accrue

Question: I am a Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) working in a private hospital under the Nurses Award 2010. Because I have been busy over the past three months, I have not had the opportunity to … Read More

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Progression through pay points

Question: I am an Assistant in Nursing (AIN) working in the aged care sector on a full time basis under the Nurses Award 2010. I am currently being paid AIN 2nd year rates but should … Read More

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Higher grade annual leave

Question: I work for a small public hospital and have been relieving the Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) who is on maternity leave. I have been relieving for over a year and have been receiving the … Read More

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Mandatory training rules

Question: I am employed in a public hospital and am required to complete mandatory training by the Local Health District. There seems to be an assumption that I will complete some of this in my … Read More

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What am I entitled to if I am sent home early?

Question: I work as a Registered Nurse in a private hospital and employed as permanent part time. Sometimes when demand is low or the surgical list finishes earlier, I am ‘encouraged’ to go home and … Read More

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Losing one of my two roles

Question: I am a Registered Nurse in a Local Health District and work two different roles at the hospital with different classifications. I have heard a rumour that one of these roles may be deleted … Read More

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