Nursing Australia: Ep4. Winning during the pandemic

In this episode of Nursing Australia, hosted by Karen Cook, we hear:


The latest Nursing Australia News


Nursing degree fees have been reduced, APNA’s Workforce Survey has opened and new guidelines for spirometry testing have been released. 

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Segment 1

Melissa’s story: the joys of working in aged care


Whilst aged care has attracted negative headlines this year, many nurses find it incredibly rewarding. Hear from APNA Board Member, Melissa Cromarty, as she shares another side to aged care.

Catch Melissa’s full interview with ABC Radio Brisbane here:

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Segment 2

Q&A: The importance of scheduled vaccines and catch-up programs


In this segment, you will learn why scheduled vaccinations and catch-up programs are so important, especially in the aftermath of a global pandemic.   

Health care professionals can listen to the extended version here:

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Segment 3

APNA Highlight: Student Nurse Placement program


Due to COVID-19, many student nurses have been at risk of not graduating, as ongoing restrictions have made it difficult for mandatory clinical placement hours to be completed. In response, APNA partnered with Monash University and developed the Student Nurse Placement Pilot Project. Learn more about this program as APNA Founder, Sam Moses, interviews one of the amazing Nurse Supervisors.

If you’re an Australian based registered nurse or nurse practitioner and would like to host a student nurse for a three-week placement, please email

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Nurse wellness with Dr Avi


Because wellness is multifaceted, it can be hard to identify which aspects of life are affecting us the most. This short self-care exercise will help you understand all the domains of life and identify the areas to hone in on.

The self leadership scan is part of Dr Avi’s Self Leadership Experience program. He developed the program to help nurses become more successful in their work and life, especially in this ‘new normal’ we find ourselves in. Find out more here:

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