Positive job trend for new graduate nurses

Around 80 per cent of new graduate nurses were nursing within four months of graduation, according to the latest statistics.

NZNO backing new DHB pay offer

Nursing union NZNO is recommending nurses accept the 20 district health boards' new pay deal that includes an increased wage offer and a shorter contract term.

DHB nurses reject pay offer

Nurses have resoundingly rejected a district health board pay offer of a 1% pay offer now and 2% in following years, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

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.

New grads competing with migrant nurses?

More than 250 new graduate nurses have been struggling to find work in practice areas that remain open to migrant nurses.

Nursing tales go live with the launch of new website

Tales of the days of nursing hostel curfews, starched caps and when 'doctors were God' can be heard online with the launch of New Zealand's first nursing oral history archive.

Mask wearing into third ‘flue season in Northland DHB

Requiring non-vaccinated nurses to wear masks when caring for patients is into its third 'flu season in Northland and is being widened to cover all clinical areas.

A decade on: meca pay talks underway again

On 28 February the fourth national MECA pay agreement between 20 district health boards and the New Zealand Nurses Organistion expired. FIONA CASSIE backgrounds the talks and some of the history leading up to the latest negotiations.

More new graduate job-hunters but also more nursing jobs on offer for 2016

More than 1480 new nurses have applied for new graduate positions – up on last year – but jobs also appear to be on the rise.

Smokers speak up in new website for nurses

Nurses are asked to be "kind and non-judgmental" in series of videos released on a new website aiming to help nurses better understand and help smokers stop.

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