In pursuit of excellence: the career vacation
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by Rachel Longhurst
1M ago
More from In Pursuit of Excellence here Express interest in writing for us here When I initially started to write this piece, I was on a career vacation. I was on long service leave for the first time in my life. When I first wrote those words, I was stunned I had been around long enough for that, and as I look in the mirror today, I have had to face facts, I am a little greyer (okay a lot), a little wrinklier (just a little) but hopefully a little bit smarter than I was all those years ago when I first put on the uniform.  The truth is, my long service leave couldn’t have ..read more
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Day in the life of a Vascular Nurse Practitioner
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by The Nurse Break Team
4M ago
We are excited to interview Frank Guerriero about a Day in the life of a Vascular Nurse Practitioner. Frank is a respected Nurse Practitioner currently working with the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery based at Flinders Medical Centre; a role which entails both clinical and research activities. Frank is the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Vascular Nursing, a committee member of the South Australian Society for Vascular Nursing and past president of the South Australian Wound Management Association (SAWMA), now Wounds Australia. He also holds a lon ..read more
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The broken foot that led to an amazing Infection Control Nurse
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by The Nurse Break Team
5M ago
Jenna Ricciardi MACN graduated with a Bachelor of Nursing from The University of Notre Dame Australia in 2019 and commenced a graduate program at a major tertiary teaching hospital in 2020. She currently works full–time as an Infection control nurse. Explore Jenna’s insights, challenges, and rewarding experiences, providing a unique perspective on the dynamic field of nursing Read more articles from nurses like Jenna here Submit an expression of interest to write an article for us or suggest someone we should interview next Join our Free Australian Nursing Co ..read more
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Navigating Leadership: A Nurse’s Journey from ED to Associate Vice Chancellor
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by The Nurse Break Team
5M ago
Embark on Dr. Penny Sweeting’s transformative journey from emergency nursing to academic leadership at Charles Darwin University. Discover strategies for building trust, navigating leadership, insights into inpatient safety research, and the art of fostering interdisciplinary collaboration. Explore the essential qualities for leadership in higher education and healthcare. Join us as we delve into the personal and professional growth of this remarkable leader. Read more articles from nurse academics and researchers here Submit an expression of interest to write an article for us or suggest some ..read more
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Nurse Leadership in Rural Health Research: An Opportunity
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by The Nurse Break Team
6M ago
We are excited to bring you an interview with Hannah Bek who is a rural generalist registered nurse and research fellow with Deakin Rural Health (a University Department of Rural Health funded by the Australian Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program). Hannah Beks is a passionate advocate for redressing health inequity experienced by rural communities. With a growing track record in rural health research, Hannah has an interest in building an empowered nursing workforce with leadership capabilities in research, evaluation, and policy. WRITE FOR US READ MORE ARTICLES Starti ..read more
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Inspiring Change: Aimee’s Transition from DJ to RN
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by The Nurse Break Team
6M ago
Write your own article! Learn more Read other similar articles Hi, my name is Aimee and I have transitioned from singer/DJ to RN over the last 4 years! My partner Stu and I have survived a pandemic, built our first home and together we have raised a beautiful 5-year-old daughter named Peyton. I am a passionate Disney mum, I do sing-a-longs every morning with my daughter which has effectively prepared me for a life-long career in paediatric/neonatal nursing! I’m also a big Marvel fan, love all things Harry Potter and am happily avoiding the fact that I am turning 30 next year (eek!) Can you sha ..read more
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A Journey in Volunteer Nursing: From ICU to the Pacific Islands
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by The Nurse Break Team
7M ago
Journey from Australian hospitals to the Solomon Islands as Frances Kennedy shares her experiences volunteer nursing. Learn about the challenges, the rewards, and the power of laughter. Dive into this captivating story and explore more articles, engage with vibrant Nurses Collective groups, and share your own adventures – email us today at hello@thenursebreak.org Introduction Welkam, iu olgeta from the Solomon Islands! Writing this I’m looking through the coconut palms at the ocean, a cool breeze is blowing and a gaggle of kids are leaping off rocks into the surf. Idyllic, no? Well, mostly… 22 ..read more
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Unlocking Nursing Specialities: Your Expert Guide to Career Choices
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by The Nurse Break Team
8M ago
Nursing is a dynamic and diverse profession, offering a multitude of career paths and nursing specialities. Whether you’re a nursing student exploring your options or an experienced nurse considering a change, understanding the various nursing specialities is crucial. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll navigate through the world of nursing specialities to help you make informed choices about your nursing career. For nurses embarking on their career journey or considering a switch to a new specialty, Nurses Collective is a treasure trove of information and support. Choosing the right nursing sp ..read more
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From A to Z: Essential Advice for Australian Graduate Nurses in 2024
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by The Nurse Break Team
8M ago
Introduction The journey from being a nursing student to a graduate nurse in Australia is an exhilarating and challenging transition. The healthcare landscape can be quite different from what you’ve learned in university. This guide is tailored to help you navigate your early stages as a nurse, offering valuable insights to ease your transition and ensure a successful career start. Join a supportive community of fellow nurses, students, and graduates in Australia by becoming a part of the Australian Nursing Collective. Connect, share experiences, and learn from your peers. To get started, visi ..read more
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Unveiling Kell Oddy’s Arnhem Land Nursing
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by The Nurse Break Team
8M ago
By The Nurse Break Read other Rural and Remote Nursing Interviews and Articles HERE. Arnhem Land, Australia — In an interview with The Nurse Break, Kell Oddy delves into her decision to diverge from the norm and venture into the heart of Arnhem Land, NT, sharing poignant insights and eye-opening experiences from her nursing odyssey. “It was all about embracing the unfamiliar,” Kell reveals, reflecting on her motive to seek “something different rather than coastal,” a path that resonated with her need to create an impact, even if it touched just one life. The allure of a chance to make a dif ..read more
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