Opinion: Monina Hernandez – migrant nurses shouldn’t be channeled only into aged care

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.

WWI nurses at Passchendale recreated for new exhibit

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.

Details released of PSA mental health pay offer – short staffing still an issue

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.

Profile: Paediatric nurse Anneke Slager

Retiring paediatric nurse Anneke Slager is profiled by the Rotorua Post and shares her tale of coming from the Netherlands, discovering her passion for nursing children and her retirement trip to volunteer in India.

Opinion: Eseta Finau – Young Pacific migrants not the solution for aged care staffing

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.

Expanding NP training programme now on hold

Hopes that next year more nurse practitioner trainees could access the extra-funding and support offered through the NP Training Programme have been sunk.

Nursing enrolments unaffected by difficult year

Negative press this year about nursing workloads and pay had little impact on mid-year nursing school intakes – with some reporting an unexpected upswing in interest for 2019.

Mental health nurses’ pay offer to go to vote

The DHB’s pay offer to PSA mental health nurses is to be voted on next month in a series of ratification meetings after being given the green light by the nurses’ bargaining team.

Te reo-fluent new grad is joint winner of Young Nurse of the Year

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.

Child health passion sees Pacific nurse jointly awarded Young Nurse of the Year

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.

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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.