Blogs for Professionals

The moment I stopped being a Nurse and instead, a Mum

A friend and old colleague of mine wrote this beautiful Facebook post a month or two ago and her message was one that I feel many of us who are both a Mum and a Nurse, should hear. I want to thank my friend- you know who you are!- for…

5 Top Tips for your New Graduate Interview

I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about my own experience and the feedback that I have received after applying for nursing jobs and attending interviews. I’ve also spent a bit of time asking others in nursing positions that do some of the hiring. It’s New-Grad Nursing job application and…

An unexpected turn of events

I wanted to share something a bit personal that I have been struggling with for a little over a year now. I’ve mentioned it in comments on the Facebook Page and also opened up about it briefly while a few of us waited for a speaker at a live webinar…

Co-sleeping: Parental Implications & Recommendations

In recent years the issue of co-sleeping has led to a rather complex and at times, controversial conversation, given the fear of increasing a baby’s risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or ‘cot death’ and accidental suffocation. As paediatric nurses, we aim to provide evidence-based advice about sleeping arrangements as a basic part of parental guidance in newborn care.

The call I never wanted to take

The role of a phone triage nurse is no walk in the park like I’d thought. It requires skill and the ability to coach families over the phone on basic life support skills.

‘I love my Body’ Book Review

As a mother of two young girls, I feel it is so important to promote a healthy body image to them. They are growing up in a world that will constantly tell them that they are too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too loud, too quiet, too… you…

My Health Record: I’m in two minds!

Let’s talk about the My Health Record for a second. As a paediatric nurse and a mother, I often find myself caught between two worlds. There’s the world of the nurse who is rational, scientific and methodical in her approach. With the My Health Record gaining more and more momentum,…

I might be a nurse but I still dread my child’s doctor visits

I remember taking my daughter to the clinic to have her injections done when she was about 6 months old. She was still breastfeeding and I had it all set out in my mind how it was going to happen. When it came time for her needles, I said to…

A Secret Santa Gift Idea

It’s that time of year again when all the sleigh bells start ringing, fat men with white beards are all jolly and Christmas lights are flashing. It’s also that time of year when the secret Santa potluck jar goes around… but what is it that Geraldine from Admin would like?…

My biggest nursing confession… ever

I’m burnt out. You always hear about nurse burnout but you never think it will hit you. Especially when you’re so passionate about your profession- so much so that you live and breathe it. Maybe that was the problem? Or, at least, part of the problem. So here I am…

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