Nursing is a diverse profession. Six students discuss why they decided to become a nurse.
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A voice to lead: health for all
International Nurses Day is just around the corner! Around the world, people take this day to celebrate all of the wonderful care that nurses provide for patients and communities on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year, the theme for International Nurses Day is “A Voice to Lead: Health forContinue reading “A voice to lead: health for all”
Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners
They’ve been working across Australia for 18 years and are the most senior clinical nurses in the nursing workforce. With the expertise to diagnose and treat people of all ages with a variety of acute and chronic health conditions, nurse practitioners can: prescribe medications design and implement therapeutic regimens order diagnostic tests and interpret theContinue reading “Celebrating our Nurse Practitioners”
Burnout: when there’s no room left for self-care
By Nurse Robbie (Robbie Bedbrook) We’ve all met that one nurse that makes you think, ‘why on earth did you ever become a nurse?’. You know the one I mean; this nurse is tired all the time and gets by doing the bare minimum. Maybe she rolls her eyes every time a patient’s buzzer goesContinue reading “Burnout: when there’s no room left for self-care”
Meet the Nurse of the Year
Did you know the Nurse of the Year is right here at UTS? Judy Smith, UTS nursing lecturer and perioperative nursing coordinator, has been awarded ‘Nurse of the Year’ at the Australian Healthcare Week Excellence Awards! This award recognises Australia and New Zealand’s most outstanding nurses who’ve demonstrated exceptional performance in patient care, education, leadership, research andContinue reading “Meet the Nurse of the Year”
Heparin, pigs and vampire bats: What are you really administering?
By Dr Tamara Power, Director of Health Simulation at the UTS Faculty of Health Photo: Anna Zhu The next time you are out on clinical placement, pick up a vial of Heparin Sodium Injection and have a good look at it. Heparin is an anticoagulant, used (among other things) for prophylaxis (prevention) and treatment ofContinue reading “Heparin, pigs and vampire bats: What are you really administering?”
Nursing, midwifery, or both?
UTS has a range of Health degrees on offer and, for many, choosing one can be a difficult decision. What’s the difference? – The role of a nurse is to provide care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Nurses care for those who are unwell or going through an adverse stage in their lifeContinue reading “Nursing, midwifery, or both?”
Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?
By Caroline Homer and Vanessa Scarf Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney Having worked in the Australian health system for more than 30 years we both looked forward to “Keeping Australia Alive” series on the ABC. Health care in Australia is complex with its governance and provisionContinue reading “Keeping Australia Alive – only requires men?”
Nurses: A force for change
The following has been summarised from the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) International Nurses Day 2016 Kit. International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Each year the IND provides a comprehensive examination of how nurses can contribute to the annual focus (the theme). This year, the theme isContinue reading “Nurses: A force for change”
A line of defence
Cristy Rowe is a UTS Bachelor of Nursing alumna. Cristy worked full time in the Australian Army for four years. She is currently a Reserve Nursing Officer and is in her third year of studying medicine. Was working in the Army Reserves something you have always wanted to do? How did it come about?Continue reading “A line of defence”