Nursing Badges - page 2

Hey there all you quiet Aussie nurses - I know you're out there somewhere. I have a question for those of you that trained in QLD or work there... Do any of you know if QUT School of Nursing has... Read More

  1. by   frannybee
    I worked in a nursing home in New Farm while I was at uni. We got paid by cheque and had to cash it at the National Bank in New Farm. I'm a sucker for biscotti and a good latte, so every pay day I'd pop in to the NF Deli then Aix. It got to the point where the barista would see me walk in and start my latte - didn't even have to say, "The regular?". I lurve the focaccia at the deli, would have them every day if fat intake wasn't an issue.
  2. by   Tookie
    Hi there again Fran

    Wanted to know (I am nosy aren't l) - did you get your badge - Tell me do the English nurses over there still wear their nurses buckles. - There were some beautiful buckles when l nursed over there - (it wasn't a big tradition in general where l have worked in Australia - but found a lot of the English nurses used to wear them) I was thrilled when an English friend gave me one as a farewell gift - l still treasure it - don't wear it - cant find the waited these days so don't really want to emphasis what is not there - LOL.
    Anyway did you get you badge?

    Tookie
  3. by   gwenith
    Glad to see this thread as virtually no-one wears thier badges anymore and you are right they used to be worn as a pride thing. YOu could always spot a nurse from the same hospital and weren't there some beautiful badges - loved Cairnes - it had a palm tree!
  4. by   frannybee
    Finally got my badge, some 2 yrs 3mths after finishing my degree. :chuckle

    Anita, the lady from QUT, sent it in a plain envelope with no padding or bubble wrap etc, so the pin and clasp on the back were all bent and twisted from being under a gajillion letters from Oz to here. Managed to almost straighten the pin and found a replacement clasp - Bob's your uncle, Franny is badged! It's a round pin, navy blue, with the square QUT logo in the centre, with School of Nursing around the logo. Very plain but striking.

    Some nurses still wear belts and buckles here but a lot of hospitals have discouraged them, claiming that they're an infection control risk. Jimmy gave me a lovely solid silver antique buckle for my birthday 2 yrs ago. I've never worn it but would love the chance to.

    A lot of patients have commented on my badges (QUT and QNC). One even thanked me for reminding her of her honeymoon in Oz - just what she needed when she was feeling down.
  5. by   joannep
    I have collected quite a few badges over the years, the first being from my training hospital. It is sad that few nurses wear them anymore. Maybe the universities don't issue them at graduation any more. Although my latest badge is from ACU for a Master's degree, and I sure wear that badge every day with pride!
  6. by   nursebetty72
    Hello, was just reading this thread. Does anyone know how to get hold of a QNC enrolled nurse badge. I never got one with my registration when I moved from WA. Also, does anyone know if there may be a stray victorian SEN badge (circa ?-1993) out there? Mine got lost on an interstate move. I think the ANF have a DIV2 badge. Anyone know anything about that? sort of rectangle, white background and red V. I always wore mine with pride, it represented what I worked hard for (as well as me and my work) and it was always nice to meet someone from the same school and a bit of an ice breaker when you walked into a new shift as agency when other nurses asked where your badge was from.
  7. by   nyapa
    When I did my EN training we received our badges for free (hospital training). But the day I left the hospital - 3 months after I graduated - I lost it. I think it went to the hospital laundry when I handed in my uniforms. It was really different too! I tried to get a replacement but they weren't making them any more. Besides, each person's badge had our own number engraved on the back - very personalised so it wouldn't have been quite the same. We have to pay for our RN ones from the uni. I have seen a nurse wear his badges on his lanyard.
  8. by   nursebetty72
    I still have my training school badge, strangely enough, I also lost mine in the laundry skip but they were able to send me another before the nursing school closed. I also did hospital training. Now that I am back in Victoria, I am so used to saying that I am an EN that some people don't know what I am talking about and thought that I could pin my title on my collar so I could stop saying I am not a PCA, but an EN but now I am called an RN/Div2. My old training school badge has SEN on it, so it just adds to the confusion. Why did they change it????????? Anyone got any ideas on that.
  9. by   nyapa
    Quote from nursebetty72
    I still have my training school badge, strangely enough, I also lost mine in the laundry skip but they were able to send me another before the nursing school closed. I also did hospital training. Now that I am back in Victoria, I am so used to saying that I am an EN that some people don't know what I am talking about and thought that I could pin my title on my collar so I could stop saying I am not a PCA, but an EN but now I am called an RN/Div2. My old training school badge has SEN on it, so it just adds to the confusion. Why did they change it????????? Anyone got any ideas on that.
    Not sure. Maybe to confuse ppl? The thing is ENs are still ENs in nearly every other state...
  10. by   bronween
    I graduated last year and recieved my QUT badge at the graduation ceremony

    hope that helps

    oh and in Vic RN are Div 1, ENs are Div 2. Each state having their own registration system i guess!
    Last edit by bronween on Oct 22, '07

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