RN prescribing reaches first anniversary

Exactly a year on from registered nurse prescribing becoming a legal reality, there are now more than 80 RN prescribers. The regulation introducing RN prescribing in primary health and specialty teams came into force on...

New grad jobs up once again but more than 270 new nurses still job-hunting

Job numbers were up but so were applicants leading to just under half of new graduate nurses being successful in the latest job round.

Former Whanganui Hospital matron turns 100

Tales of the firm matron with a heart of gold in the days when matron's ruled the wards, are shared with the Wanganui Chronicle to mark Catherine Scrimgeour's 100th birthday.

Opinion: Health minister out of touch?

Newstalk ZB host Rachel Smalley questions whether Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is 'out of touch' following attempts to talk to him about overcrowding problems at Waikato Hospital.

Election 2017: Nursing matters – do the politicians agree?

How do the political parties health policies stack up against the issues that matter to nurses? Nursing Review examines...

Aged care nurse receives palliative nursing scholarship

The latest winner of a prestigious palliative nurse specialist scholarship says palliative care is all she has ever wanted to do.

Vote 2017: Party promises for tackling New Zealand’s shocking youth suicide rate

The NZ Herald asked those contesting the election what they would do about youth suicide.

Rural MH nurse wins scholarship

A mental health nurse leader working across the Far North has taken out this year's $3000 Rural Women New Zealand scholarship.

Suicide awareness campaign arrives at parliament

World Suicide Prevention Day was marked with hundreds of empty shoes, new campaigns and comments on the power of social media.

Nurses urged to help vaccinate ‘lost generation’ against mumps

Nurses are being encouraged to vaccinate against mumps at every opportunity – particularly olders teens and young people in their 20s – as the Auckland mumps outbreak continues.

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