History of nurse education in Australia part 3

Nurse education in Australia: Part 3

By Trish Lowe MACN – ACN Nurse Educator The Australasian Trained Nurses Association 1899 By the latter part of the 19th century, nursing was considered a respectable career option for educated women. In response to the rapidly growing population and advances in medical practice, health care provision progressively transitioned from home-based settings, to hospitals. This…

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A trip down memory lane: Hospital-based nurse training and the need for reforms

By Diane J Phillips Florence Nightingale’s model of “on the job” hospital-based nurse education was successful and quickly adopted by many countries. In Australia, it was implemented during the latter part of the nineteenth century and when women only were accepted as “trainees.” As low paid employees they were a subservient and subordinate workforce within a…