Disappointment at lack of nursing voice on Ministerial Advisory Group

Nurse leaders are expressing disappointment that the Health Minister’s newly announced Ministerial Advisory Group does not include a voice from the largest health profession.

Nurses encouraged to get whooping cough boosters

Nurses who work with babies and pregnant women are being encouraged to get the whooping cough vaccine – and in high risk settings – to consider a booster if vaccinated more than five years ago.

Inequities in kids’ asthma control helps prompt new guidelines

Unhealthy homes and income inequity are some of the ‘big picture’ factors that are included in new asthma guidelines for health professionals caring for Kiwi children and adolescents.

Nurses hope landlords get ‘cracking’ now Healthy Homes bill passed

Nurses hope landlords get ‘cracking’ to make homes warmer before next winter following the passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantees bill, says nurses’ union NZNO.

New grad nurse job market looks slightly up

Early data shows 774 new graduate nurses were offered jobs in mid-November through the ACE job matching clearinghouse leaving nearly 140 positions still to be filled.

Kiwi nurse-led trial finds aspirin doesn’t speed leg ulcer healing

A major nurse-led trial to see whether aspirin could aid the healing of the often painful and disabling venous leg ulcers has found it made no impact.

Nursing school staff amongst 70 taking redundancy

About a third of Massey University's Wellington nursing school staff are looking to take up a voluntary redundancy offer made by Massey University.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Nurses back 16 days of action against Gender-Based Violence

Nurses deal with the suffering caused by domestic violence and back the annual international 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence now underway, says NZNO.

Waikato DHB apologises to dismissed nurse after Employment Court case

An apology has finally been sent by the Waikato DHB to a long-standing employee, who had been a nurse for 50 years, over her unjustified dismissal, reports the New Zealand Herald.

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