Qualities of a ‘Great Nurse’

As our nation’s largest healthcare profession, Australian nurses are showing no signs of slowing down especially in terms of job growth and demand. Given the significant high demand for nurses in Australia, understanding the qualities of being a great nurse is invaluable to healthcare frontline like Best Practice Nursing Agency aiming to attract and retainContinue reading “Qualities of a ‘Great Nurse’”

Where Did All the Nurses Go? Can Australia find enough nurses to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services?

Healthcare has long since been one of Australia’s most in-demand industries, a trend that’s expected to continue according to the Australian government, particularly the demand for nurses. Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is estimating that there will be a shortage of over 100,000 nurses by 2025 and more than 123,000 nurses by 2030. The healthcare sector is one ofContinue reading “Where Did All the Nurses Go? Can Australia find enough nurses to meet the increasing demand for healthcare services?”

Ongoing Nursing Education – CPD Requirements

We live in an ever-changing world with our environment constantly subjected to change and modernisation, there seems to always be some sort of development. This is particularly true in the dynamic field of health and medicine. In such a fast-evolving and ever-growing industry the significance of education has never been more important. With methods andContinue reading “Ongoing Nursing Education – CPD Requirements”

The Value of an Agency Practice Nurse

Practice Nurses are knowledgeable health professionals that play a critical role in primary healthcare, by working collaboratively with GPs and other health professionals to deliver safe and quality nursing care, treatment and health education to patients of all ages. Best Practice Nursing Agency (BPNA) offers many advantages and rewarding benefits to working as an agency practiceContinue reading “The Value of an Agency Practice Nurse”

What does it mean to be an Aged Care Worker?

For those of us not working on the front line in aged care, it can be hard to imagine what a care worker does on a day-to-day basis. Taking care of people is something that takes a lot of different strengths and when it comes to taking care of the elderly, the job has aContinue reading “What does it mean to be an Aged Care Worker?”

Physical Activity In Nurses: Your Health Matters

Nurses, midwives and nursing and midwifery students are in a respected and vital position, providing care to individuals and their families within a diverse range of settings across Australia. As with any member of the community, they are not immune to experiencing health issues.   The importance of a physically active lifestyle for the Australian populationContinue reading “Physical Activity In Nurses: Your Health Matters”

The Best Reasons for a Nurse to Volunteer

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2014 General Social Survey (GSS), volunteering is defined as the “provision of unpaid help willingly undertaken in the form of time, service or skills, to an organisation or group.” Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality ofContinue reading “The Best Reasons for a Nurse to Volunteer”

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

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 aContinue reading “COVID-19 has overturned our norms of life, and we are facing a Mental Health Crisis in our community”

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 seasonContinue reading “Winter is here. Have you been flu vaccinated?”

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 spreadContinue reading “Values we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic”