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Nurses Making a Difference: Aboard the Africa Mercy

Last month, the MV Africa Mercy arrived in Tamatave, Madagascar laden not with goods to trade but rather with over 400 volunteers and the medical supplies and expertise needed to operate a modern medical centre. The Africa Mercy is the largest private floating hospital in the world. It serves the poorest of the poor […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Nurses Address Baby Boomer Health

Born between 1946 and 1961, Australia’s baby boomer generation is aging. Now in their 60s and beyond, boomers are changing the demographics of elder-care throughout the country, and, according to the Australian government, “putting a greater strain on Australia’s hospitals, aged-care services and pensions.”

 

The United States is experiencing a similar expansion in the need […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

How to manage your career in nursing

If you have just started a career in nursing in Australia you may be absolutely overwhelmed with the job itself as well as the opportunities that you have for employment across the country. Planning your future as well as understanding how to maintain your health and sanity through the first days on the job […]

By |November 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Travel Nurse

by Megan Speight

For those looking for a change, the concept of travel nursing may appeal. The idea was first

brought about to cover the shortage experienced in some hospitals around the Country and nurses

are offered temporary positions within different hospitals and settings. They are expected to be well

knowledgeable, have a couple of years experience behind them, preferably in a specialty role and to

be able to adapt quickly. Many hospitals will have a minimal induction and expect applicants to be

independent and confident in their chosen roles.

There are many perks to this type of role including: –

higher pay rate
free accommodation and travel
more experience in management and senior roles
an increase in skills and adaptability
seeing different parts of the country and world.

Many nurses choose to join recruiting agencies, who submit applications around the country and

once employed, liaise with them on your behalf. H1 Healthcare are currently looking for qualified

nurses to fill positions across various parts of NSW. For help on preparing a Resume, see our

career page or email us on info@nurse2nurse.com.au.

Here are a few agencies to contact that organise placement for travel nurses. I would also advise

talking to people who have had this experience, who might add valuable insight. Have a few places

in mind where you would like to go, and research research research. It certainly sounds exciting,

and a great way to combine a fulfilling career and a beautiful travel portfolio.

H1 Healthcare (02) 9275 8882

Nursing Australia 13 10 95

Express Nursing 1300737599

Healthcare Australia 1300 422 247

Travel Nurse Info personal posts from experience

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By |July 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Fatigue in the work place

by Megan Speight

 

Nurses are no strangers to fatigue. They are often pushed to the boundaries trying to meet the needs

of patients and manage the various tasks set by Employers. Tiredness is very common in the early

years of practise, and we all have our ways of getting through those really long weeks!

This month we are […]

By |July 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Unlocking The Mysteries Of Workplace Madness – An Interview With Mary O’Hagan Part 1 of 3

 

 

I love talking about mental health at work. In our Mental Health First Aid courses, I especially love talking to people about tips and strategies for dealing with a mental health emergency. So when I thought about interviewing Mary O’Hagan, I knew I had to make it happen! Mary brings a distinct flavor to […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Giving Queensland nurses more power

Came across a great interview today on the ABC

by Saskia Edwards

The 33rd annual QNU conference kicked off today.

Nurses came together to discuss the issues affecting them and the industry.

Rebecca Levingston spoke to secretary of the Queensland Nurses Union Beth Mohle about the agenda at the QNU conference.

http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2014/07/giving-queensland-nurses-more-power.html

So why did I want to be a nurse?

So why did I want to be a nurse? Interesting question really, well when I was only 10 years old my earliest memory was of my grandmother being a volunteer for the St John ambulance in central London, a very busy place in the late 1980’s! I found it so exciting to hear her […]

By |July 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|