Nursing theory, nursing jobs, and nursing pillow are a few of the nursing-related terms and phrases that are not common in the US but have become staples in the industry in Australia.

Nursing theory is a general term used to describe nursing education that aims to equip the nursing practitioner to better prepare patients for hospital and other healthcare settings, such as nursing homes.

Nursing jobs are the roles that nursing practitioners can fill in a community hospital, and they are usually the roles in which the most senior staff members work.

Sleep and breathing theory, a branch of nursing theory that focuses on the role of nursing staff in managing patient conditions, is also used in Australia but its use is limited.

The phrase “nursery pillow” was first used by the American nursing profession in the 1950s and is now used to refer to a type of bed or pillow used by nurses to sleep.

When nursing is practised in Australia, it is generally conducted under the supervision of a licensed nursing professional.

These types of nursing theories can be useful for understanding the care of the patient, but they are not intended to replace nursing education.

If you’re interested in learning more about the topic, you can download our free guide, How to Nursing Theory and Practice, which includes everything you need to know about the nursing theory and practice.

Read more articles by Niki Smith, RN, RNCTN

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