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Foreign nursing degrees assessed “at least Level 4” but cultural competency the barrier

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.

Middle-aged Kiwis don’t know signs of heart attacks

Nearly 80 per cent of Kiwis surveyed last month could not identify all the major signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Southern nursing leadership shake-up

Strong opposition to nursing leadership changes at Southern District Health Board has seen some positions saved but major job changes are still afoot.

“Just so crazy”: nursing student meets Queen

"Follow your passions" is the advice shared by the Otago Polytechnic student whose work founding an anti-bullying group saw her receiving a special award from the Queen.

Call for no ‘bullying’ tactics with ‘vaccinate or mask’ policy

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.

Survey indicates nursing school job rates vary widely

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.

DHB nurses to pursue pay equity

The nursing union NZNO has tabled its intent to pursue a pay equity claim for district health board nurses.

Training of most NPs still being done ‘on a shoestring’

Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.

Survey finds mixed support for EN graduates

Interest in enrolled nursing programmes is very mixed across the country, with nursing schools reporting employment rates varying from poor to very good.

New MH innovation fund

The $25 million a year new funding to introduce a social investment approach to trialling early mental health initiatives has been welcomed by some but described as "like giving a starving dog a rubber bone" by others.

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