Nursing Australia: Ep12. Spotlight on Nurses

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Matthew St Ledger, we hear:


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The federal budget to bolster Aged Care & Womens Health; India faces a new threat as it continues to head towards one million COVID deaths; the global nurse shortage impacted by The COVID Effect; and a study links poor mental health to clinical errors.

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Segment 1

Nurse Spotlight: The Rollout - Linlin's Story

We’re introducing the Nurse Spotlight segments in Nursing Australia to share some of your stories. To kick things off we caught up with LinLin, a Sydney based Nurse Vaccinator who shared her pandemic and rollout experience from the frontline.

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Segment 2

2021 PulseCheck #1 – Survey Results 

Throughout 2020, APNA ran a series of workforce surveys to get feedback from nurses on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey is back this year to get the views of nurses on the vaccine rollout. The results from the first survey are out and we are joined by APNA CEO Ken Griffin to discuss.

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Segment 3

Rural Health Pro Scholarships Database

APNA has partnered with the Rural Health Pro who provide nurses and nursing students access to a scholarships database. Participating in a conference, getting there and sorting accommodation can be quite the juggle so these funds can certainly help. Plus we introduce the 2021 APNA Conference Roadshow.


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Wellness: Courageous Conversations with Margaret Smith 

Who hasn’t had a tough conversation at work, especially as a nurse? As our workloads grow we often find it hard to say no. Margaret Smith from Inspirational Coaching is here to give us some tips on tackling courageous conversations at work, setting boundaries and valuing our time and expertise so we become visible, valued and respected by our colleagues and managers.

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