Opinion: ‘One-size-fits-all’ curriculum not the answer

Wendy Scott, Academic Leader of ‪Whitireia Community Polytechnic's BN Pacific degree, says any talk of going back to a national curriculum risks losing the flexibility to respond to the health workforce needs of Pacific and Māori.

Southern DHB nursing leader resigns after major restructuring

Longstanding executive director of nursing Leanne Samuel has resigned from Southern District Health Board and leaves on Friday. Her resignation follows a major restructuring of nursing leadership positions at the financially troubled DHB.

More than 180 Kiwis being hospitalised with the flu a week

Why is the flu hitting harder this year? The New Zealand Herald's Ophelia Buckleton talks to Auckland DHB's nurse leader Margaret Dotchin and ESR public health physician Jill Sherwood about the tough flu season.

Primary health nurse leader is new chair of Nurse Executives

Nursing Review talks to Karyn Sangster, believed to be the first primary health leader to chair Nurse Executives New Zealand, about the need to keep improving workforce modelling, the nursing role in integrating services and wanting NENZ to be a strong voice across all health sectors.

The art of extreme nursing

In early March Andrew Cameron was close-by to an attack in Kabul that left many dead. But Nursing Review reports the modest Kiwi Red Cross veteran and 'outback' nurse specialist is probably more perturbed by the launch next week of a book telling his life story…

What is expected of a Kiwi nurse graduate?

Nursing schools around the country are seeking a consensus on what new graduate nurses should be able to do and know at the end of their degree. The initiative could the first step in looking at a national curriculum for the nursing degree.

Nurse project leads to anti-infection innovation

A more straightforward, cheaper and still effective method of pre-surgery infection control is underway in Wellington Hospital thanks to a nurse quality project.

Waikato DHB says taking action to meet high demand

Extra nursing staff, a new ward soon to open and extra emergency department seats are amongst initiatives announced by Waikato District Health Board to help cope with ED pressure.

More than 12,500 reports of attacks on hospital staff

The New Zealand Herald reports  official information statistics showing hospital staff around the country have reported more than 12,500 attacks by patients and visitors since 2012.

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.

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