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Foreign students baulk at hurdles

The need for better English, a strong dollar and fewer training places are proving to be a disincentive overseas, writes Annabel McGilvray. After years of rapid growth in international student numbers, nursing schools around Australia are contemplating tightening their belts ...

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Do nurse practitioners need a doctorate?

It is timely to ask whether the qualifications for nurses working in advanced positions need reviewing. In Australia there are about 18 universities offering courses leading to nurse practitioner qualifications as standalone courses or in partnerships. Some of these programs ...

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Chocks away for flying nurse

Nursing Science student Christine Pointon has her wings, so to speak, and it’s all part of her 10-year plan to join the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Pointon, 41, of Buderim, who is at the University of the Sunshine Coast, ...

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Riding out graduate supply in nursing

Australia is currently experiencing a boom in tertiary nursing enrolments. Federal government figures released in September show new commencements in nursing rose by 9.2 per cent in 2010. As a national priority area, the Commonwealth is investing millions of dollars ...

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