Nurse innovators among $20,000 Clinicians’ Challenge finalists

Supporting youth in crisis plus helping immigrant children catch-up with immunisations are two digital innovations, co-lead by nurses, to make this year's Clinicians' Challenge finals.

ED nurses say ED targets nothing to celebrate

The College of Emergency Nurses are "outraged" at the Health Minister "claiming the emergency department health targets are a great success".

Disappointment at lack of nursing voice on Ministerial Advisory Group

Nurse leaders are expressing disappointment that the Health Minister’s newly announced Ministerial Advisory Group does not include a voice from the largest health profession.

Mixed trends for new graduate job-hunters in 2016

Some of the country's largest hospitals are increasing their New Year intakes of new graduate nurses but another, Hutt Hospital, has cancelled its usual February intake.

NZNO backs reprimanded midwife’s concerns about “national shame” of families living in squalor

Children and youth living in squalor is a national shame says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and nurses share the concerns expressed by a reprimanded South Auckland midwife.

Nurse telephone triage assessment criticised in HDC report

"Red flag" meningitis symptoms reported by a 20-year-old student should have lead to better questioning by telephone triage nurses, says a Health and Disability Commissioner's report.

ED transfer targets and RN-ordered blood test results under spotlight in HDC decision

ED nurses transferring a 73-year-old patient to the wrong level ward under pressure to meet the six-hour ED target, is one of the care failures leading to a critical Health and Disability Commissioner's report.

New graduate nurse ups medication to lethal dose: poor communication highlighted in inquiry

A heart patient died in hospital after a graduate nurse upped the dosage of a beta-blocker thinking the prescribing doctor had made an error. The third time a similar medication error has been made by nurses in New Zealand.

Poems to remind you why you went nursing…

To mark National Poetry Day we celebrate nurses capturing the art of nursing in New Zealand's first book of poems by nurses.

Pay offer for DHB nurses given last-minute boost by new Minister

A last-minute funding boost by the new Minister of Health has seen NZNO negotiators give a thumbs-up to a revised pay offer from the 20 District Health Boards.
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