Practitioner

Meet Veronica Croome

This month we're pleased to introduce our newest Nursing & Midwifery Council member, Veronica Croome. Get to know her through our interview: How did you become interested in being a Council member? Following my retirement in late 2017 I always intended to remain...

Tribunal decision highlights lessons for all nurses

Trigger warning: This article discusses mental health and suicide, which some readers may find distressing. If you are experiencing distress, please contact Nurse & Midwife Support 24/7 on 1800 667 877 or Lifeline on 13 11 14 for confidential help. The Patient You...

How NSW nurses and midwives regard the Code of Conduct

A new study by Cowin et al in the International Nursing Review explored Australian nurses’ and midwives’ familiarity with the newly revised Codes of Conduct (2018) for nurses and for midwives and what it means to them. A total of 136 nurses and midwives from an acute...

Do you have an impairment?

Let’s look at your declaration around impairment. What does that even mean? A chronic health condition? Drinking wine the night before working a shift? Read on to learn if you should declare an impairment and what happens if you do.

Has your right to practise been restricted?

Are you under any workplace restrictions from your employer such as specific work hours, restricted duties or supervision of your practice? If you are, you may need to tick 'yes' in your declaration.

Planning your CPD

How many of us take the time to reflect on the CPD we’ve completed and plan for the upcoming year? Take time now to plan your CPD for the 2019/20 registration year with some helpful CPD guidelines from the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia.

An interview with Jacqui Cross, NSW Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer

This month we caught up with NSW Chief Nursing & Midwifery Officer Jacqui Cross, who shares her reflections on why she became a nurse, what inspires her and how we can each strengthen professional standards in our own practice. What drew you to the nursing...

NMC Topics of Interest: October - December 2018

Podcast: Your mental health matters Looking after your mental health is a major component of self care. To learn about important elements for maintaining mental health, listen to the podcast “ Your Mental Health Matters ” by Nurse & Midwife Support, featuring...

Case study: Two deaths when standards not upheld

From Annmaree Nicholls, Professional Officer This is one of the saddest cases I’ve ever witnessed. A nurse had been occasionally showing up to work clearly under the influence of alcohol. She had a turbulent home life and abusive marriage. She was beloved by her...

Access to information

We are required to make certain information available and respond to requests for information. This means that information will generally be released unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. From 1 July 2010 the Government Information (Public...

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