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Rachel Marsden graduated as an operating theatre nurse in 2004 and joined Medecins Sans Frontieres a few years later. She recently returned from two months in Tanzania as Emergency Coordinator, where she responded to a cholera epidemic and provided support to Burundian refugees fleeing political violence.

Volunteer nursing in Vietnam

Nurse Sophie Short writes about her time volunteering with GGC Volunteers in Vietnam. GGC volunteers mostly work with kids with disabilities and cleft palates, many living in orphanages. The program is in need of nurses with basic paediatrics and/or an interest in educating program and facility staff to improve health outcomes for children.

National Nurse Practitioner Day

No two days are ever the same for a nurse practitioner. The first annual National Nurse Practitioner Day was marked in December by the NSWNMA in conjunction with the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners.

RNs crucial in aged care 24/7

Aged care nurse Jocelyn Hofman wrote an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald about maintaining the legal requirement for a registered nurse to be on duty 24-hour a day, seven days a week in state nursing homes.

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Publication:The Lamp
Date:Feb 1, 2016
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