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  • COVID-19 has overturned our norms of life, and we are facing a Mental Health Crisis


    The impact of COVID-19 in the first half of 2020 has taken the world by surprise. The global coronavirus pandemic has been a traumatic experience for us all, and has completely overturned our norms of life. For Australians, the bushfire catastrophe seems like a distant memory as the coronavirus pandemic sends our community into a
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  • Medications Management for older adults


    Medications are the most common treatment for many diseases and conditions seen in older adults. Medicines now not only treat and cure diseases, they aid in the early diagnosis of disease, prevent life-threatening illnesses, relieve pain and suffering. However, for older adults not using  medications appropriately, effectively and safely can have devastating consequences. Managing medications
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  • Winter is here. Have you been flu vaccinated?


    Influenza affects about 350,000 Australians every year and the season is expected to ‘peak’ in the coming weeks. Why getting a flu vaccination now will help in the fight against COVID-19. Winter is here. Have you been vaccinated? Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalisation and sometimes even death. Every flu season
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  • Values we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic


    ‘Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic,  2019-nCoV’ are some keywords I have been hearing in just about every conversation. I am quite guilty of it myself.  Whilst COVID-19 holds an unprecedented challenge in front of us, the pandemic has kept us home with enough time to brood over some of life’s endless lessons. Undoubtedly, the spread
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  • Choose to become a midwife nurse


    The main reason nurses get into their profession is because they want to care for patients, and the same is certainly true for midwives. Midwives have a passion for women’s healthcare and want to extend their knowledge with their patients. Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies. Like any nursing profession, Midwifery takes talent,
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  • Palliative care – end of life care takes a special kind of nurse


    Strong support is an essential part of life, especially when you’re facing a serious and life-limiting illness. For those living with advanced cancer, motor neurone, advanced lung, heart, kidney or liver disease,  HIV/AID or dementia – palliative care offers the necessary support to manage symptoms and improve quality of life.  End-of-life care is an important
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  • A good bedside manner is an invaluable tool


    As we all know, having a good bedside manner helps build a trusting relationship with patients. In nursing school, our lecturers explain how we should behave at a patient’s bedside. They tell us to be kind, caring and respectful. Hearing this instruction is helpful, but being able to practice it face-to-face with patients is an
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  • Casual nursing – is it the right career move for you?


    Right now, across Australia, nurses are in high demand. The healthcare sector is expanding rapidly. Advances in healthcare, a growing population, and an aging population mean that there are excellent job opportunities if you have the right qualifications. How does casual nursing work? If you are considering casual nursing, it is recommended to sign up
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  • Roles a nurse could undertake from home


    Nursing is an amazingly rewarding career, and what is more is that it is incredibly flexible. Once you are a qualified Registered Nurse, or even an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse there are a wide range of jobs to choose from across a number of medical fields. If you would like to travel while nursing, work part
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  • Choosing the right nursing agency for you


    Whether you’re about to graduate, or a seasoned professional, at some point in your nursing career you’ll consider the help of a nursing recruitment agency. Whether it’s to find the perfect role you’ve been striving for, to simply switch jobs, to take up casual nursing, or just to get an edge in the job hunt.
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  • Emergency nurses are a different breed


    When patients experience medical emergencies, the actions and decisions of the medical professionals on the front line sometimes mean the difference between life of death. It probably goes without saying that being an emergency nurse is not easy.  It is very different from all of the other types of nursing careers in that it’s multi-faceted
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  • How to become a Nurse


    Nurses are highly sought after in the healthcare profession in Australia. Currently there are more than 360,000 nurses and midwives working in Australia, across various parts of the profession – hospitals, private practice, home care, aged care, rural postings and agency nursing. The demand for nurses is growing, in Sydney, and in fact all around
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  • Is agency nursing right for you?


    The latest data from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia shows there are currently  more than 360,000 nurses practicing in Australia, and demand keeps growing. The number of nurses who choose to work through nursing agencies is also growing. What is a Nursing agency? Nursing agencies work on behalf of private, public, and residential
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  • Applying for a job? Here’s how to nail the nursing interview!


    No matter what job you’re applying for – a promotion, a new internal position, your first job, a nursing agency listing, or a role in a new field, you’re going to, at some point, face a job interview. As one of Sydney’s most preferred nursing agencies, we see a lot of candidates. Resumes /CVs are
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  • Why your image counts when you’re a nurse


    We’ve all seen the TV shows Grey’s Anatomy, Offspring, ER– those glamorous nurses who look great while on the job –  at the operating table in scrubs and equally as manicured at the start of a long shift as they did at the end of a gruelling one. But that’s television right? It’s not the
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  • Nurses turn to the booming home care sector


    With Australia’s aging population, and many older Australians preferring to be cared for at home rather than enter residential aged care, there’s a high and growing demand for nurses in the home care sector. Nursing jobs in Sydney are changing, with many nurses beginning to embrace the opportunity to work caring for Australians living in
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  • Want to really make a difference as an RN? Consider aged care


    Aged care nursing isn’t considered glamorous. It isn’t considered fast-paced or stimulating like being an Emergency, theatre nurse or a midwife. There’s absolutely no doubt that aged care nursing has a bit of a branding problem. It is attached to a certain kind of stigma, but according to those working in the field, this negative
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  • Beating burnout – the importance of self-care when you’re nursing


    Nursing can be an incredibly rewarding profession – but it’s not without its stresses and strains. The simple demands of nursing jobs – being on your feet for hours at a time, continuously being aware of, and serving the needs of others, shift-work, overtime requirements, demanding caseloads, witnessing trauma – these can take a mental
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  • The 9 Best Things About Being a Nurse


    Nurses are in huge demand in Australia, especially as our population continues to age and grow. While it is by no means an easy career to undertake, yet it is absolutely a rewarding one. Whether you are nursing in professional practice or in a hospital Here’s a look at 9 of the best things about
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  • International Nursing – what you need to know


    The profession of nursing has always been in demand, no matter which country you live.  This then makes it a very versatile career for those who wish to utilise their skills and wisdom and incorporate it with travel. So, if you are one of the 390,000 registered nurses and midwives in Australia (as of June
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  • Tips for going rural


    Moving your nursing job to a rural location can be great for so many reasons. You can enjoy the travel to new areas, the exposure to different cultures, the enjoyment of working with a diverse team of people and of course the opportunity to polish your clinical skills in areas you may not otherwise necessarily
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  • Types of nursing careers


    There are so many options available to you when you choose nursing as a career. In addition to the huge number of hospital nursing pathways, there are opportunities to work in a wide variety of settings within the community – including private clinics, aged care facilities, the Defence Forces, schools, industrial sites, remote areas and
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  • Networking for your career


    Networking is essential to moving your career forward, no matter what profession you are in. It isn’t just for people who are in sales, nor is it about sales. It is about strengthening relationships and developing a solid reputation for yourself. Networking is not just for people in permanent full time work. It is also
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  • Is it time to go casual?


    Although working in a permanent full-time position may have suited you perfectly up until now, sometimes there can come a time when it no longer works for you or your lifestyle. Rather than trying to fit your life around work, there is another option you can take and that is to move into a casual
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  • The benefits of becoming an agency nurse


    An agency nurse is different to a nurse who holds a permanent position in the one hospital. They are a qualified nurse who takes different positions and shifts that they find through an agency like Best Practice Nursing. Depending what shifts they sign up for they could be working in one hospital one day, and
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  • Working with Best Practice Nursing Agency


    If you are a qualified nurse looking for a new job, Best Practice Nursing Agency is the place to contact. At BPNA, we place RN’s, midwives, EEN’s and AIN’s in all types of work. Whether you are looking for a flexible casual placement or a permanent full time position, come and chat to us about
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