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Nurse education in Australia: Part 6

First office of the NSW College of Nursing at Macquarie Street Sydney. Credit: ACN Archives   By Trish Lowe MACN – ACN Nurse Educator Specialty post-graduate education and the establishment of nursing Colleges. Discussions regarding the need for nursing to…

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Stomal nurse leader bids farewell after 60 amazing years

In 1960, soon to be sixteen-year-old Janet Forsyth MACN began her nursing career at Goulburn Base Hospital. On Sunday, Janet will say goodbye to the profession to which she has dedicated 60 years of her life. Her nursing journey is remarkable— from small-town beginnings to becoming one of New South Wales’ most senior stomal therapy nurses, all whilst overcoming challenges and…

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Nurse education in Australia: Part 5

By Trish Lowe MACN – ACN Nurse Educator The impact of military service and the emergence of nurse leaders At the commencement of the South African (Boer) War (1899-1902), Australian women responded to the New South Wales and Victorian government…

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NurseClick Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN with Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Nurses: Not just for a crisis

By Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN, CEO, Australian College of Nursing Nurses across the country have been moved by the outpouring of appreciation the community has showered on them for the exceptional care they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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