Briefing paper

Nurse and midwife staffing models

This e-brief sets out the main features of legislated ratios and Nursing Hours Per Patient Days (NHPPDs), and the manner in which they are applied. It shows where in Australia each model is used, and notes that in many States and Territories the NHPPD model...

Psychological injury in the New South Wales healthcare and social assistance industry: a retrospective cohort study

This research shows that healthcare and social assistance workers are twice as likely to file a workplace compensation claim for psychological injuries, compared to a similar dataset of workers in all non-healthcare industries, including construction, retail and law-enforcement services.

Nursing safe staffing review

This report reviews the implementation, effectiveness and impact of the Care Capacity Demand Management (CCDM) Programme.
Journal article

Capability for practice: rethinking nursing education to promote self-care and resilience

Recent prompts to consider a rethink of resilience in nursing practice and education serve as a timely cue to reflect more broadly on the nursing curricula developed for pre-registration nursing education. Specifically, in light of an increasingly challenging health care landscape, there is an opportunity...


Pae tū, pae ora: Pathways to pae ora

This publication features diverse case studies of activity and innovation happening in the New Zealand public health sector.

Educating the nurse of the future

This report represents the outcome of the various consultations, debates, and discussions. It covers the educational preparation of nurses, as well as the factors that influence people to choose nursing as an occupation. The report also looks at how other countries view Australian nursing education.

A new horizon for health services: optimising advanced practice nursing - a white paper

In this white paper, the Australian College of Nursing maps a course for health service improvement. Some sectors of the Australian population are underserviced, in terms of timely, equitable access to health care. Australia's senior nursing workforce is underutilised and is a ready solution.

A national survey of Australian nurses who work with people with intellectual and developmental disability

Nurses play a vital role in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD), particularly those with chronic and complex physical or mental health problems. This project aims to redevelop the specialist practice standards for intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) nursing.

Educating the future nursing workforce to meet the health needs of people with intellectual and developmental disability

The purpose of this submission is to makes a series of recommendations specific to the Review's Terms of Reference with respect to the: "educational preparation required for nurses to meet future health, aged care and disability needs of the Australian community including clinical training".

ANMF national aged care survey 2019: final report

The National Aged Care Survey was undertaken by the ANMF of staff working in residential and community aged care, to ascertain their concerns, experiences and views about working in the aged care sector. This survey follows up on a 2016 survey of staff and community...
Briefing paper

Safe Patient Care (Nurse to Patient and Midwife to Patient Ratios) Amendment Bill 2018: Bill Brief

Essentially, this Bill aims to improve nurse and midwife to patient ratios in various clinical settings within Victorian public hospitals.

Nursing in the digital age: using technology to support patients in the home

The aim of this report is to determine how far new healthcare information technology has changed in the past six years and how skills and attitudes within community services have adapted to these changes.

Evaluation of a nurse practitioner education programme

This report is an evaluation of the New Zealand Nurse Practitioner Education programme. Overall the evaluation report is positive. Most students completed the course in the time required and achieved registration within three months of completion.
Literature review

Sustained nurse home visiting for families and children

This literature review investigates service delivery processes and strategies that are associated with better engagement of and outcomes for families and children who are experiencing adversity (often referred to as “vulnerable”). It was undertaken to inform the development of an Australian sustained nurse home visiting...

The importance of penalty rates to our health workforce

Following on from the McKell Institute’s report on the economic impact of penalty rate cuts in Australia’s retail and hospitality industries, this report looks at the economic and health impacts of cutting penalty rates for nurses, midwives and aged care workers. This report highlights the...

Adult mental health and addiction nursing roles: 2014 survey of Vote Health funded services

Introduction: Nurses are the largest registered health professional workforce group in New Zealand. As at 1 March 2014 more than 51,000 nurses had a current practising certificate. Planning for the future of New Zealand’s nursing workforce is challenging, particularly because there is a lack of...

Working in partnership and emergent literacy

As a child and family health nurse, ‘working in partnership’, ‘strengths-based working’ and ‘family-centred’ approaches are likely to be familiar in your practice. These approaches have been both popular and accepted in healthcare for many years, and have well-recognised benefits for health and children’s developmental...

Evaluation of the New Graduate Nurse employment scheme through the Very Low Cost Access initiative

This report presents the findings from the first two phases of evaluation of the new graduate nurse (NGN) employment scheme through the Very Low Cost Access (VLCA) initiative. Report findings highlight that: VLCA practices receiving 12 months funding for a NGN had high or very...

Evaluation of the cancer nurse coordinator initiative annual report 2014

Summary The first annual Cancer Nurse Coordinator Initiative (CNCI) evaluation report has drawn on a number of data sources, including:

Mental health and addiction credential in primary care

This report is an evaluation of a demonstration coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand. The credential aims to recognise and boost the skills and knowledge of registered nurses who work with patients with mental health and addiction needs. This evaluation report finds credentialing: improves the...

Unlocking skills in hospitals: better jobs, more care

Enabling less highly-trained hospital workers to play a bigger role could improve jobs for doctors and nurses, save public hospitals nearly $430 million a year and fund treatment for more than 85,000 extra people, argues this report.

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2012

This report outlines the workforce characteristics of nurses and midwives in 2012.

Towards a shared understanding of terms and concepts: strengthening nursing and midwifery care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

This paper has been produced to facilitate understanding of words and concepts commonly used – and misused – in relation to working thoughtfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout the healthcare sector.

Improving child and family health services for families most in need and building positive relationships with families

While most families of young children are well supported socially and make good use of services, some do not. Children from families that have poor social supports and that make limited or no use of early child and family services are at increased risk of...

Nursing and midwifery workforce 2011

This report presents information on the demographic and employment characteristics of the nursing and midwifery workforce, based primarily on estimates derived from the National Health Workforce Data Set.