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  1. If you had to do it over again.....

    If conditions were still like they were when I started 10 years ago..enough staff, a mix of acuity levels in patient census, patients and relatives who did not spit at me, wave weapons or hit me, enough staff then yes. But now I'm no longer clinical ...
  2. The Big Money Question

    Well here in Australia we have state mandated nursing awards and we are neither Nazis nor communists. It also means we a guaranteed rate of pay related to experience/years of service, cannot be forced to work mandatory overtime, have a minimum of 10...
  3. What Freaks You Out?

    Well I'm a steel stomached ER nurse and the thing I've done that most grossed me out was when I was looking after a woman who fell ot of a window through a pointy tree and into a garden. She partially scalped herself and I had to peel back the scalp ...
  4. nurse anesthetist article

    Well its good to see that Drs protect their turf the world over. I am involved in the implementation of Nurse Practitioners in Australia and doctors here are just as willing to conceal the truth (or lie!) to achieve their aims. The best one I heard ...
  5. Hospital Recruiting Overseas

    Tracy, I can really understand your feelings of being used/abused by your administration. However all countries are short of nurses and all seem to recruit from overseas, nurses from Australia go to Britain Canada and the US and nurses from Britian c...
  6. Recruitment and retention

    Hey Normarae I was kinda afraid that there would be no takers on this one. There is no literature and teh wide spread shortages in all countries would seem to say that no one is getting it right. I waorked in the US for a year and the agency that em...
  7. working abroad

    Well Matt, Given that nursing shortages are so acute in every area in almost every English speaking country, you can go work anywhere. I'm from Australia and I spent a yaer working in the US (Hi to all the Grady ER nurses if any of you are still ther...
  8. So long Nursing

    I don't know whether at 31 I am an older nurse but I've been nursing for 10 years. I now have a desk job trying to improve recruitment and retention practices. I used to love nursing and especially ER nursing and it made me really sad when I realised...
  9. Recruitment and retention

    Hi there I am an Australian nurse who is involved in a project to find innovative recruitment and retention programs. We are trying to recruit nurses here in Australia as well and I have been researching innovative overseas programs that may be usefu...