Care workers with overseas nursing degrees were assessed as meeting the "health and wellbeing qualification requirement at Level 4", says the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
Nursing union NZNO is calling for no 'bullying tactics' by Waikato District Health Board as the board's 'vaccinate or mask' policy comes into effect with the declaring of the flu season.
The employment rate for November graduates from the country's nursing schools varied from around half to 94 per cent, according to the latest survey findings.
Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.