Speedy ward changes wins award for charge nurse manager

Quick changes in a very short time in the job has won Timaru charge nurse manager Olivia Pearson a leadership award.

Nursing shortage to hit by 2020

The long-awaited nursing supply report indicating a nursing shortage hitting from 2020 onwards provides some time to plan, says Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed.

Appeal to reduce ‘unduly harsh’ penalty successful

Former NZNO president Nano Tunnicliff has successfully appealed for a reduction in the penalty imposed after she was found guilty in 2013 of professional misconduct.

NZNO: Health budget shortfall

Nurses' union NZNO leaders are describing as "irresponsible" an estimated $101 million funding shortfall in national health services – like public health and workforce training – outlined in the latest Budget analysis.

Shift working nurses: how fatigued are you?

A national online survey into nurse fatigue is launching this week and shift working nurses are being urged to share their work and sleep patterns.

UK nurse numbers falling: working conditions one of top reasons

For the first time in recent history more nurses and midwives left the United Kingdom workforce than joined, new figures from the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council reveal.

Job hunting new grad nurses hope to be second-time lucky

Six months since graduating nearly 230 new nurses are still job hunting and have signed up for a second chance to win a place in a new graduate programme.

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs

Young cancer survivor and New Zealand Herald columnist Jake Bailey reflects on growing assaults against healthcare workers and a Queensland law making an impact across the Tasman.

Top of South district nursing review finds high stress and low morale

A controversial proposal to shift Marlborough's district nurses out of the hospital and into the town centre has been endorsed by an independent review. The review also found that district nurses across the Top of the South were showing signs of "being overworked and understaffed" with stress levels high and morale low.

About 40 per cent of new grads still job hunting

The summer is ending with 852 new graduate nurses in work but 547 remain in the talent pool still hoping for a new graduate placement.

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