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PapScreen Victoria Nurse Scholarships

Thursday 28th November, 2013

PapScreen Victoria is once again offering scholarships of up to $1000 for Registered Nurses to complete a Pap test provider course. This scholarship is now open. Read more

But what about your plans to sell public hospitals, Mr Newman?

Wednesday 27th November, 2013

The premier’s failure to rule out the sale of public hospitals, when confronted by protesting nurses, midwives and electrical workers outside the Toowoomba community cabinet meeting on Monday 25 November, is further evidence it is the long-term goal of the LNP State government to privatise Queensland’s public hospital system, the QNU said today. Read more

Protesting nurses to walk off job for 24 hours

Wednesday 27th November, 2013

Nurses at Bathurst Base Hospital will strike on Friday to protest plans to close five beds. Members of the Bathurst branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association will strike for 24 hours, starting at 7am on Friday. Read more

Prescribing pathway receives green light

Tuesday 19th November, 2013

A new report recommends extending the scope of practice of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to diagnose and prescribe medication. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Federal Secretary Lee Thomas applauded the move. Read more

Extended prescribing power for nurses

Thursday 14th November, 2013

A new report recommending an extension of nurses’ scope of practice to diagnose and prescribe medication will lead to optimal health outcomes for patients across the national health system, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). Read more

Typhoon Haiyan Appeal

Monday 11th November, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful on record, destroyed thousands of homes as it tracked across central Philippines before going on to strike Vietnam. Winds of more than 300km/h, flash flooding and landslides have left families without shelter, food and water. You can help by donating to the Australian Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal. Read more

ANMF welcomes scrapping of education cap

Tuesday 5th November, 2013

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed the axing of the controversial $2000 a year cap on tax deductibility on work-related self-education expenses. Read more

Standing up for the ethics of health care

Monday 4th November, 2013

On 17 September this year Global Nurses United (GNU) held their first international day of action. The GNU was formed in June this year by nursing and midwifery unions from 14 countries. The QNU and our federal body the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) are foundation members. Read more

Nurses’ roles ‘at risk’

Sunday 27th October, 2013

The Queensland Nurses Union says that up to seven enrolled nurses at Bundaberg RSL Care Fairways Community could lose their jobs under a new care model. Read more

Tasmanian nurses claim bullying over pay deal offer

Wednesday 23rd October, 2013

The Tasmanian nurses union claims its members are being 'bullied and threatened' into accepting a pay deal. Nurses have accepted a 2 per cent pay rise over 12 months but are set to take industrial action over certain aspects of the offer. Read more

ANMF apology to mothers, fathers and children affected by forced adoption practices

Tuesday 22nd October, 2013

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation including its State and Territory Branches joins the Parliament in unreservedly apologising, on behalf of the nursing and midwifery professions, to the mothers and fathers and their children, for the part played by nurses and midwives in giving effect to the unacceptable policy of forced adoptions. Read more