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  1. HELP!? So confused!! Midwifery vs nursing?!
    I would finish your en, then work as an en whilst completing your RN via distance. Once you have completed your RN, then apply for graduate entry midwifery. In nsw at least it is a 0.8 paid position,...
    Aug 16
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  2. new grad blues
    Kasey, do you have grad coordinators that can help? Where I work we have 3 and are just a page away. It is hard. I have just started my second rotation & the new ward seems so much more hectic...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  3. Sydney public hospitals
    They are all much of a muchness really. They all have major specialties, however, if trauma is your thing, rpa, st George & westmead are trauma centres. St Vincent's, rpa and pow do transplant,...
    Mar 3
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  4. Places that still use Nurse Uniforms?
    Yep scrubs have been rolled out in all of nsw now. There are a variety of styles though, but all made from the same hot polyester.
    Feb 18
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  5. Wanna work in ICU/emergency after I graduate
    Actually most of the major hospitals in Sydney do. At rpa it is only in 2nd rotation and you have to interview for them. POWH also takes new grads in ICU and ED, not sure if you have to interview...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  6. Nursing Graduate Program
    They will probably ask 6 questions and you will be interviewed by 2 to 4 people. During my interview I was asked 1) what are my personal & professional strengths. 2) situation question. 3)...
    Feb 12
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  7. 2013 RPA Graduate Nurses
    I have had pretty good experiences at RPA. I had two educators on my first ward as the first one went on maternity leave. They were all very supportive etc. there are 3 graduate coordinators and they...
    Feb 10
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  8. Incompetent nurse
    As a new grad 3 months into my grad program, I have to agree with others, that asking questions is a good thing. We do not know everything and it is better to ask questions of things you are unsure...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  9. How do you turn off the stress response?
    I'm in week 6 of my new grad and I have had a few crap shifts, but mostly good. Each day I learn something new and make a point of looking at each day as a new learning experience. I get my jobs done...
    Sep 18, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  10. Rural work!!!
    Enjoy the rural placements. I loved my times away on country placements. The people were always lovely, warm and welcoming.
    Sep 17, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  11. Nursing student studying a cert3 in aged care...isnt that a waste of money?
    I'm not sure what state you are in, but you can do the course through Oten (online version of Tafe). The course is $793 for the full year + $50 Oten fee + approximately $100 for text books. In my...
    Sep 11, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  12. Length of orientation
    I recently started my new grad. I am in Australia and we get basically 7 days. 4 days classroom orientation & 3 days shadowing on the ward then we are off on our own. We get 4 pts on morning and 4-5...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  13. Benefits - I'm In Shock
    That's just the paid part, you can also have the unpaid portion of up to 2 years.
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Benefits - I'm In Shock
    Paid mat leave = to 14 weeks pay, it can be taken at 1/2 pay over 28 weeks. 10 sick days and the paid FACS leave (for funerals or other family emergencies etc of family members) which is 4 days in...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. No Peds clinical site- does my school suck?
    I'm in Australia, so things are a little different here. We have blocks of placement. When it came time for the unit that related to paeds, it was combined with rural health, maternity & community,...
    Sep 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  16. I was so excited
    Perfect post Grntea. I remember reading your post about the learning to drive thing. As a new grad on my 5th week, I think half the stress we put ourselves under is because of our own...
    Sep 7, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Connecting the dots- Will it ever happen?
    Try not to stress to much. I felt the same. In my final 2 semesters of uni, I had 4 weeks of community placement (therefore no patient load, then in my final 12 weeks of uni I had 4 weeks of icu, 2...
    Aug 31, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  18. Encouragement for those newly on orientation/new hires :)
    Thanks for the words of encouragement. I have started my new grad in Australia this week. We have had 3 days of corporate orientation/bls assessment. Tomorrow we start 2 days of supernumerary on ward...
    Aug 14, '13
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  19. CDU vs CSU for Bachelor of Nursing
    Has it changed? When I was there a few years ago, we did 3 weeks placement in 1st year, 4 weeks in 2nd year and 12 in 3rd year I think. I left a few weeks before I was due to do the 2 year placement....
    Aug 7, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  20. CDU vs CSU for Bachelor of Nursing
    I have studied at both, started at CDU then changed to Csu. Each Uni has it's good and bad points, but I would take Csu any day. They are much more organised in terms of residential schools and also...
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  21. AGENCY NURSING
    It is. I had iv morphine at Christmas when I had cholecystitis. I also had sc morphine post op after having my gallbladder out when the pain was breaking through the endone.
    Aug 5, '13
    Forum: Nursing in Australia / New Zealand
  22. Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines
    Yep, one of the BP students asked the NUM if there were positions and she said no, they were not taking on anymore full time staff & for people to be sponsored, they had to be full time. They were...
    Jun 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  23. Meeting AHPRA requirements as a International Trained Nurse from the Philippines
    As Ceridwyn has said, be aware that people are finding it harder to find jobs, especially sponsored positions. On my final uni placement last week, there were about 6 BP students. From what I...
    Jun 1, '13
    Forum: Nurse Registration
  24. 5 must knows when you graduate nursing school
    Wonderful advice and definitely things I can take into practice. I finish my last placement tomorrow and therefore uni as all my final assignments have been submitted. I will be starting a grad...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  25. What does it cost to renew your license?
    I have just paid $157 registration fee for 1 year plus $160 application fee in Australia. We have national registration. It is my first year so I have to pay the application fee as well.
    May 8, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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