Distressed nurses to rally and maybe strike after rejecting pay offer

Nurses are to hold national rallies in April seeking public support for a potential 24 hour strike – after rejecting a pay deal that still left new nurses earning $10K less than new police...

Action plan launched to boost nursing’s ability to enhance Kiwi’s health

Pay equity, a national nursing model of care, training for all charge nurse managers, , boosting the Māori nursing numbers, and safe staffing are all part of a new NZNO action plan for nursing. The...

More NP registrar places needed – but quality key

Stepping up funded places on the nurse practitioner ‘registrar’ programme is needed to help boost NP numbers but not at the expense of quality, say nursing leaders. The Ministry of Health and Chief Nurses Office...

“Grim picture” for DHB nurses reflected in high voter turnout

Voting closes today on the DHB pay offer with undervalued and stressed nurses turning out in high numbers to vote, says NZNO industrial services manager Cee Payne.

Nursing strikes and safe staffing: a brief history

Nursing Review editor Fiona Cassie looks at the historical context of why many nurses are reporting their patience is stretched – and their patients missing out – nearly 15 years on from requesting a safe staffing model and receiving their last pay “jolt”.

Q & A with NP leader Mark Baldwin

Nursing Review asks NP Mark Baldwin, the chair of Nurse Practitioners New Zealand, about the recent evaluation report of the pilot NP ‘registrar’ training programme and also where to from here for developing the NP role.

Opinion: A palliative care nurse – ‘hear my voice’

A palliative care nurse shares a powerful and poignant tale of a birthday farewell party for a fellow ‘twenty-something’ patient. This story was first posted on the ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Nurses to march on parliament as social media campaign soars

A petition calling for safer staffing and better pay for nurses has taken off as the social media campaign #hearourvoices prepares to march on parliament on International Nurses Day. The petition launched last night by...

Feedback sought on funding more NP ‘registrar’ programmes

An evaluation of the pilot ‘registrar’ style Nurse Practitioner Training Programme is positive but the Ministry of Health wants further feedback on whether to fund more.

NZNO welcome Finance Minister’s nurses’ pay signals

The Finance Minister signalling that increases in salaries for nurses and teachers were 'overdue' was a welcome step, said New Zealand Nurses Organisation chief executive Memo Musa. Finance minister Grant Robertson said on Sunday that...

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