Tag: International Nurses Day

Redefining Nursing in Life and in Death

Project Officer, Lions Eye Donation Service
Organisation: Centre for Eye Research Australia
My family introduce me as ‘our daughter – she’s a nurse but not a real one’ – this usually follows with ‘you don’t work in a ward, so what is it you actually do?’ G’Day. I’m Heather Machin and I’m a registered nurse. I wear a lot of hats in the global community but my…

Day in the life of a Nurse Manager

It is said, that being a Nurse Manager is like living against the normal flow of the rest of the world. We have breakfast while everyone else is asleep, have lunch when everyone else is showering, and work a ten hour shift while the rest of the world is enjoying their day-off. We see people…

Nursing within International Development Programmes

My belief that all human being should have the right to health, regardless of color, religion, or financial status, drew me towards a professional career as a nurse. Nǐ hǎo. I am Xiao Ying Liu, a registered nurse from a small village in Wuhan, China and I work as a Staff Nurse on ORBIS International’s Flying…

The Role of an Ophthalmic Nurses Association

Around the world, outside of work hours, ophthalmic nurses unite under their common passion to support those with vision impairment within their community. This passion has fuelled nurses from as far as Cameroon to Canada to develop their own Ophthalmic Nursing Communities. While some may not be as formally recognised as others – they are…