More investment in the aged care nursing workforce is the answer to shortages, argues Monina Hernandez, not channeling migrant nurses into a specialty that may not be their preferred choice.
Most photos of First World War nurses show them clean and tidy at the bedside and don’t capture how close they came to the front line – a new photo exhibition aims to redress this.
The PSA acknowledges that short staffing will remain an issue as its mental health nurse members consider a DHB offer that mirrors the NZNO with a new top base salary step for inpatient nurses of $77,386 – as well as a new top base pay rate of $83,712 for community nurses.
A World Bank suggestion that Australasia solve its shortage of aged care workers with young Pacific migrants is patronising and insulting, says Pacific nurse leader Eseta Finau. Instead, she argues in an NZNO blog, Pacific, Māori and other young people should be welcomed into nursing.
A dedicated new graduate nurse who went back to nursing school a day after giving birth is this year’s joint winner of the Young Nurse of the Year Award.
Annie Stevenson was nominated not once but twice for Young Nurse of the Year for her work making a difference to children she cares for at Kidz First Children’s Hospital.