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A World Without Nurses

Ausmed Education presents A world without nurses. What would it mean? There are 7++ Billion people in the world But only 17 million nurses Why should you care? Fewer nurses means Your life could be shorter You have a higher chance of getting a serious infection you may experience more complications from surgery or hospitalisation Less nurses could mean life or death for acute care patients Nurses can help you live longer, healthier and even happier lives What’s their secret? Nurses care for people not conditions Evaluate the whole person Educate people and make prevention a priority While technology and research advances so does the knowledge/intelligence of our nurses From tertiary study and clinical placements to Continued Professional Development Why? Because education improves care Seminars; study days; textbooks; online learning and conferences. 41, 42 , 43, 44, 45, 46 – Nurses are also getting older More than half of nurses are over 40 20% of nurses will reach the age of retirement in the next 5 years Many nations share a common problem A critical shortage of nurses The United States (US) alone could need 1 million more nurses by 2020 Australian officials estimate that 90,000 will retire by 2020 In the United Kingdom around 180,000 are expected to retire within the next 10 years That’s nearly half of their nurses In a world without nurses Who will care for your loved ones? Who will manage people with chronic illness? Who will look after you? Why should you care? You should care Presented by Ausmed Education – www.ausmed.com.au

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73 thoughts on “A World Without Nurses

  1. What a fantastic video! How appropriate that i watch this 1 day before my nursing exam and a week before my placement. The world needs more nurses and I'm glad to say i will soon be one!!

  2. I have 3 friends who are qualified nurses – two do not work as nurses anymore as the pay and conditions are so poor – the other would rather not and is considering her options – she sent me this clip.
    Wake up! – people (and specifically Women) aren't going to be sucked in to these caring professions and get paid peanuts anymore.

  3. That's an awesome clip but nursing is the most undervalued profession in Australia & things have changed little since I left school over 40 years ago and the only options for girls wre nursing or teaching. My daughter is an RN who has worked in the USA for the last 7 years…say no more.

  4. Many times our continuing education comes from our own purses; we care for the patient and yet we are required to do more with less help and babysit the computer. When I hear of care given to friends in other hospitals, I shudder.

  5. That $70,000 is based on about 250 days a year of work, and mandatory overtime. The school teacher works 180 days a year, and mandatory over time? What is that–every holiday, every weekend off! Can you compare the wages? I think not!

  6. I am a Certified Nurse Assistant and though pay is not good I don't really care as long as I can help others the reward is greater than money alone. Yes I do work very hard but knowing I am making a difference in another persons life makes me happy . I am going to become a Registered Nurse or LVN. I believe nurses are the most important rather than going thru a "Conveyor Belt"


  8. This is good but management requires the Nurse's load to be so heavy that it is really dangerous for all envolved. If they really wanted more people to jump into the Nursing Field, be it RN; LPN; CNA, they need to cut down on how many patients a Nurse must take care of.

  9. I don't know about Australia and other countries but in California registered nurses earn 120K for working 40 hrs per week. Yeah, that's why I work here and not anywhere else!

  10. Thought provoking. Lets hope that they offer enough opportunities to nurses of all ages to do their training. I am over forty but I want to train and I have life skills which I think are essential for the modern nurse. Nursing is about caring for the individual and treating them with dignity.

  11. I am a critical care Nurse who works in Kolkata, India. I write this with lots of pain .An agony of a nurse…..Nurses (including Nurse Asst) are the ones who are mostly underpaid and least cared in the world. If the Nations and the Kingdoms wanna exist….please do not forget us.. Corporate giants and Multinational Companies will not heal you..but we can….
    ….We still care for you…
    Love to be a Nurse forever……

  12. while in the phillippines, over 500 thousand nurses don't have work. the worst is some were even exploited. registered nurses work without even paid, they do this just to get a working certificate from the hospital and with that they apply for job abroad..

  13. Shortage of nurses can be a major influencing factor in quality care delivery; as the volume of patients and patient care needs rise, the quality of care delivered may not be as outstanding when time is limited to cover a diverse population of patients with diverse health care needs. Therefore, nursing shortage in any community should be a major concern for quality nursing care services. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Shortage of nurses? They should probably rephrase that to 'shortage of nursing grad positions' Universities are pumping out more than enough nurses to compensate for the nursing shortage however, less than half of them are gaining employment after graduating!

  15. I wish we got $120kpa, not here in Australia. I am a critical care nurse, who doesn't work with respiratory therapists, or physician assistants. We are underpaid. i am afraid that by the time we are paid accordingly, I will be too old and crippled (maybe ;-)), to nurse anymore….

  16. Anyone who feels nurses are overpaid is sorrily mistaken. I would never presume to judge whether someone in another profession was over/underpaid without having personal experience or first hand knowledge of what it takes to do their job, and the different ways in which the demands of that job impact that person. Society needs a better, more realistic understanding of what it takes to deal with a demanding profession like nursing.

  17. Well actually in my country Costa Rica we are over nurses. We are some many! And there's no job for nobody. We are like a plague.

  18. just like in mine, the Philippines.. actually, we still lack nurses, it's like 1 is to 30 here…but the government doesn't have any budget to employ.. so it's everybody's loss.

  19. You, my friend, are vastly ignorant of the risk to heath nurses put themselves in everyday. The risk of AIDS and other blood borne and communicable diseases is something we face daily. There is no amount of money that would be too much.

  20. You are at absolutely no risk at all from anything more than putting your back out by lifting a patient the wrong way and you are vastly overpaid for the job

  21. Thank you. I'm a registered nurse in the U.S. The starting pay for nurses in my area is $19.00/hr…and I'm a regional hospital that specializes in a few top areas like cardiology. You're lucky to get a $0.30 raise per year. People in our area see our hourly wage and think we earn too much. I wish they could walk in my very worn shoes for one shift. They wouldn't last two hours, guaranteed. I'm thankful to get to go to the restroom once a shift…and lunch break…what's that!

  22. First lesson learned in nursing school is: " The doctor is the mind of the hospital, but the nurse is the soul!" that's what my medical psychology teacher told me. 

  23. I love nursing. Helping my fellow is an honor. But I hate healthcare. Nurses are the first to be blamed if a patient goes south; the first to be held responsible if the patient isn't cured, the last person to be thanked, and the first person to be thrown 'under-the-bus' if the patient (and/or their family) disagrees with the medical (doctor) diagnosis.

  24. can the license be obtained while living in the United Arab Emirates? or does the applicant has to travel to Australia to get it?

  25. الحمد لله … والله اشرف مهنة وانسانية كمان .. احلا شي انني مممرض الحمد لله … وفلسطيني واللي الشرف … اله يشافي كل الناس 🙂 R.N-M.T.A

  26. +Ausmed-Education for Nurses -I love this!! Best video I've seen in a long time. My teacher used this in class to show the different types of medical careers that one can pursue and to also make sure that nurses are recognized for all of their hard work and dedication. I have been passionate about nursing since I was about 12, and I'm ready to start college and work towards helping patients and their families. Very touching video.

  27. LOVE this, so well done! I used it to summarize a presentation on what's happening to RN's around the world. Great job!

  28. Nursing is an amazing and highly underapreciated field. But at the same time it is also a highly competitive field to get into. I've been trying to gain acceptance into a Batchelors in nursing science for three years now. The last time I didn't get in was actually due to an administrative issue on the university's side. I'm forced to study a different degree while I keep trying to gain acceptance but in South-Africa it is extremely hard. All nursing collages have been closed down due to a curriculum change and the universities that provide nursing degrees are few and far inbetween. Even worse is the limited number of first years they accept. For example the University of Pretoria who only accepts 50 first years.
    This means that many don't ever get the chance to even start studying in the nursing field because of this and then there are other factors such as living cost, because many can't afford to study outside of their emediat area.
    Bursaries are also rare and international ones even more so. Nursing remains the passion of many, however most never get the chance to even start on that journey. This includes me but I'm still trying and fighting to work towards my passion and ambition for nursing. I will join the ranks of nurses aventually. I'm not one to quit.
    The nursing field desperately requires more attention world wide. Nurses are the unsung heroes that not many people talk about and even worse is the misperceptions that so many carry regarding the nursing field. Thank you for this video highlighting the importance and rarity of nurses.

  29. Here in the states, it also doesn't help that most diploma programs(who developed some of the BEST nurses), ADN programs and LPN's are being forced out of hospitals. It is NOT the letters behind your name that make a nurse. It is a combination of education, life experiences, self motivation, integrity, morals, etc. I have witnessed hospitals phasing out seasoned nurses with said degrees and hiring brand new BSN nurses without experience or a mentor. I recently have noticed Cleveland Clinic in Ohio is hiring new grads under a mentor program. Thank God!! It used to be that new nurses had a long orientation and paired with experienced nurses. Not so any longer. How would you like to be the new grad caring for patients with having no experience?? Better yet? How would you like to be the patient? But, hey……..it is a "status" thing to fool the public.

  30. Many of my colleagues have already retired or left the profession. I am close. Even here in the United States, employers are not looking for "care". They want $$$$ and a warm body. The wages of nurses in most areas have either decreased or stayed the same over the last 20 years. Not to mention the horrible healthcare benefits offered, if any!! I would not recommend nursing under the conditions present. It has become unsafe care and all about "for profit"!

  31. From an about to retire Nurse, I care. I am wondering if I can be of value to remote Australian locations who do not have enough Nurses to care for them? Should I keep my registration active because I might be of use in areas that may need me? Once a Nurse ALWAYS a Nurse. Maybe I will be of use in a Nursing Home because I have Acute skills and compassion that could benefit those who are as old or older than me? We will see when I retire in 3 months at 65 and 10 months old after 52 years of service in the Public Health System of Queensland and NSW

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