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Practice nursing in Australia: A review of education and career pathways

Parker, Rhian M; Keleher, Helen M; Francis, Karen; Abdulwadud, Omar


BACKGROUND Nurses in Australia are often not educated in their pre registration years to meet the needs of primary care. Careers in primary care may not be as attractive to nursing graduates as high-tech settings such as intensive or acute care. Yet, it is in primary care that increasingly complex health problems are managed. The Australian government has invested in incentives for general practices to employ practice nurses. However, no policy framework has been developed for practice nursing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-05-27
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Nursing
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6955-8-5


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