Nursing Council chair becomes its new CEO

Catherine Byrne has stepped down as Nursing Council chair so she can step into her new position as the council’s chief executive and registrar.

Underfunding behind unprecedented Family Planning and care coordination nurses’ strike action

Industrial action underway by needs assessment nurses and a planned 24 hour strike by Family Planning nurses are due to eroding pay rates through inadequate funding of the not-for-profit health sector, argue unions.

Bumper number of mid-year RN grads get jobs – ENs less lucky

More than 80 per cent of mid-year registered nurse graduates had jobs by the end of September a graduate survey has revealed – but only half of the enrolled nurse graduates.

Mental health nurse suffers 2nd degree burns after patient throws boiling water over her

A nurse at Christchurch's acute mental health hospital was left with second-degree burns when a patient threw a cup of boiling water over her, reports the New Zealand Herald.

New chief nurse humbled and excited

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn tells Nursing Review she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

Nursing leaders congratulate new chief nurse

The appointment of a ‘strong, knowledgeable and gracious’ leader as the new Chief Nursing Officer has been welcomed as a ‘bold’ and ‘exciting’ choice by the country’s nursing organisations.

Iwi nurses back at work after first ever strike action

Striking primary health nurses and health care assistants employed by iwi provider Ngāti Porou Hauora were back on duty after striking for 24 hours over their longstanding pay parity claim.

Safer staffing accord first deadline ‘on track’

A report on options for employing all nursing graduates – including enrolled nurses – is ‘on track’ to be presented to the Health Minister by November 30. Also on track are DHBs plans to employ nearly 400 of the extra 500 funded nursing staff.

Clinical systems specialist wins nursing informatics cup

Angela de Zwart of Auckland has taken out this year’s Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.

Nurse navigating patients to be ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’

A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.

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Sponsored: Practising in Prison – what’s it like to nurse behind...

It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).