Training of most NPs still being done ‘on a shoestring’

Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.

Pilot NP interns from Kaikohe to Invercargill now registered and working

Eighteen graduates from the pilot fully-funded NP training programme are now registered and starting work as NPs – half of them in primary health care.

Tripling of NP registrations in one year

Increased support for the NP role and streamlined registration processes contributed to 77 new NPs being registered last year – more than triple the rate of previous years, says the Nursing Council.

Nurse’s PhD calls for better service for Samoans at risk of heart disease

Nurses need to involve the whole family of Samoan heart risk patients for lifestyle changes to be made, says nurse researcher Tua Taueetia-Su’a who graduated with her PhD today.

Kiwi nurses awarded Florence Nightingale Medal

A record three Kiwi nurses – who have served from Gaza to Ebola-struck Liberia – have been announced as winners of the International Red Cross's highest nursing award – the Florence Nightingale Medal.

Labour wants mental health teams within GP practices, free appointments for mental health issues

GP practices will have dedicated mental health teams and all appointments relating to mental health issues will be free under a pilot programme being proposed by the Labour Party, reports New Zealand Herald political reporter Isaac Davison.

Home care option wins award for orthopaedic nurse

An option allowing some patients with fractured ankles to go home while waiting for surgery has won a Tauranga nurse a leadership award.

Survey indicates nursing school job rates vary widely

The employment rate for November graduates from the country's nursing schools varied from around half to 94 per cent, according to the latest survey findings.

NP numbers starting to soar

A more than 30 per cent leap in nurse practitioner numbers in the previous year was celebrated at the biannual Nurse Practitioners New Zealand conference at the weekend. 

NZNO leader again puts Māori nurse case to UN

In New York today NZNO kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku repeated her call to a United Nations forum for a Māori nursing workforce strategy to help meet Māori health needs.

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