Nurses to continue raising voices for change

Nurses across the public, private and aged care sectors are spending International Nurses Day reflecting on their tireless efforts to provide quality care to patients, residents and local communities despite the current workforce challenges. Determined to secure a brighter future for the profession, NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) General Secretary, Shaye Candish, said the […]

Nurses continue raising voices for a stronger future

The incredible courage of nurses and their unwavering dedication to patient care is being recognised this International Nurses’ Day (12 May). As tens of thousands of aged care, public and private sector nurses celebrate, they are united behind the desperate need for governments to invest in nursing and deliver safe staffing. Acknowledging the extraordinary sacrifices […]

New research backs ratios on International Nurses’ Day

Calls for shift-by-shift ratios to be introduced in New South Wales have been bolstered, as thousands of dedicated nurses begin and end their shifts around the clock on International Nurses’ Day. New research released in The Lancet today indicates better patient outcomes are achieved in hospitals with improved nurse staffing, a position backed by the […]

Wage freeze sours International Nurses’ Day

As thousands of nurses prepare for their shifts this International Nurses’ Day (12 May), public sector workers across the state face the prospect of a cruel wage freeze being legislated by the NSW Government. On a day when the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) highlights the achievements of all nurses across the public, private and […]

Stoic mums celebrated this lnternational Nurses Day

As International Nurses Day (12 May) falls on Mother’s Day this year, it’s an opportunity to celebrate the incredible work of nurses, particularly those who also happen to be mothers. Tomorrow, members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) will reflect on the contribution they make towards the health and wellbeing of their local […]

Nurses rally for ratios in aged care this International Nurses Day

Thousands of nurses across the country will rally together and call on the Federal government to make aged care ratios law this International Nurses Day (Saturday, 12 May). The actions are part of a nation-wide push to address systemic problems within aged care after little progress from six inquiries into the sector over the past […]

Celebrating the incredible work of all nurses

On this day each year, nursing staff around the world are recognised for the important contribution they make to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Members of the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are taking part in a range of celebrations across the state today including breakfast barbeques, morning and afternoon tea parties, […]

Nurses most trusted and honest, yet overlooked by government this IND

Nursing has been rated the most ethical and honest profession in Australia for the 22nd year in a row, just in time for International Nurses Day. According to the 2016 Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey, 92 per cent of those surveyed identified nursing as the top regarded profession in Australia. NSW Nurses and Midwives’ […]

Time to celebrate hardworking nurses, past and present

Tens of thousands of dedicated registered nurses, enrolled nurses, assistants in nursing and student nurses will pause to celebrate what it means to be a nurse today and pay homage to the centenary of Gallipoli, including the many nurses who served during World War One. At least 2139 Australian nurses served overseas between 1914 and […]

Global Nurses United mark International Nurses Week

Leading nurse and healthcare union organisations in 11 countries across the globe are holding coordinated actions during International Nurses Week to highlight the global efforts to improve patient care protections, oppose cuts in health care services and stop the erosion of nurses’ workplace and living standards, under attack in many countries. The international actions are […]

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