Health Minister David Clark says he wants nurses to be more involved in policy...

Health Minister David Clark addressing the NZNO conference today said that 2018 would be a year remembered for a long time. He also made a call for nurse leaders to send him their CVs. By Melissa Nightingale.

‘Immediate’ DHB workload relief still at planning stage one month on

Ground-rules have been set for the spending the $38m for relieving DHB nursing workloads but the money is still to be allocated one month on from ratifying the nurses’ new pay deal

Tributes to retiring “outstanding” Nursing Council leader

Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed is an “outstanding” and “visionary” leader who has strengthened New Zealand nursing, say nursing leaders.

Plunket seeks to allay Auckland nurses’ concerns

Stretched Plunket nurses have expressed concerns that Auckland draft plan might see nursing services curtailed – but Plunket says core services will remain unchanged.

Extra pay for RN prescribers sought in primary health MECA

Two years since registered nurse prescribing regulations came into force there are now more than 200 and extra pay recognition is being sought for the extended role.

Big drop in mid-year new grad job hunters

The number of new nurses seeking jobs in the mid-year new graduate intake was the lowest in five years – and the job success rate the highest, statistics released today show.

Enrolled nurse training goes South Island-wide

The roll-out of a blended learning model will see enrolled nurse training available South Island wide next year.

More nurse bargaining talks underway

An offer is expected shortly for PSA mental health nurses – while pay parity with the DHB sector will be high on the agenda of primary health nurse pay talks starting mid-September.

Address stretched resources before nurse staffing standards, says Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association says the Government needs to address the underlying challenges facing the sector before it considering reviewing nursing staffing levels.

Time for compulsory set nursing levels for aged care, says NZNO

Out-dated and voluntary minimum staffing standards for aged care need to be reviewed by Government and made compulsory, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

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It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).