About 15 registered nurse prescribers have now been authorised since the new prescribing pathway came into affect last September. But numbers are expected to grow soon with the first graduates of the new postgraduate diplomas in RN prescribing due this winter.
A mental health nurse's lifetime work in supporting Māori mental health has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The Northern Advocate's Peter de Graaf's reports that Caroline "Moe" Milne's interest in mental health was sparked by a 14-year-old classmate at high school.
The views of graduate nurses on whether postgraduate study in your new graduate year adds or takes away from the experience are being sought in an online survey.
A nurse has spoken about losing her job after suffering violence and rape at the hands of her partner - urging Parliament to back domestic violence leave, reports Nicholas Jones of the New Zealand Herald.
An Otago Polytechnic nursing student is off to London to meet the Queen in honour of the teenager's work founding a youth-led anti-bullying group.