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A day in the life of an ED nurse

Finding a bed pronto for the guy clutching his chest while another patient's screams fill the waiting room is just part of the working day for Christchurch ED nurse Erin Dooley. Follow a day in her life as she switches from a FAST (focused assessment and supportive treatment) role to facing what seems a never-ending queue as triage nurse in one of Australasia's busiest emergency departments.

Isolated west coaster takes out National Young Nurse of the Year

A 26-year-old nurse whose working day can range from treating glacier accident victims to running mother and baby groups has won the 2015 NZNO Young Nurse of the Year award.

Career path: aged residential care (clinical services manager)

Migrating to New Zealand saw JINSU SHINOY fall into a job in residential aged care and never look back.

A day in the life of a Mercy Ship nurse

Sue Clynes' clientele is the poorest of the poor living with heartbreaking conditions of the face and jaw. Find out more about her life living and working on board the Africa Mercy hospital ship as the volunteer nurse leader of the maxillofacial team.

Career path: clinical nurse director

To’a Fereti shares her ‘accidental’ career path to be clinical nurse director in charge of 600 nurses – the first Pacific nurse to hold the post.

Career path: nursing school lecturer and researcher

The eye is small and should be ‘pretty easy to learn’ thought ELISSA McDONALD but, an ophthalmology PhD later, the now nursing school lecturer knows how wrong she was.

Career path: mental health nurse case study

Role modeling by nurse leaders and pushes by a mentor helped Mental health nurse educator KATHY MOORE’s career “fall” into place.

A day in the life of a… prison nurse

Denis Allen starts his working day by heading through a metal detector scanner, picking up a kilo of keys and radio before passing through eight remote controlled doors to arrive finally at the prison health clinic. Find out more about his day

A day in the life of a… residential aged care nurse

Jesse Lee Gamutan's working day begins with a frail patient falling and a crying caregiver.  Find out how the day progresses and about her nursing career path from the Philippines' Professional Regulations Commission to a Warkworth residential aged care facility.

A day in the life… of a public hospital CNS/RN first surgical assistant

We look at a day in the life of Sue Glover - one of the country's new Registered Nurse First Surgical Assistants working with mostly children before, during and after their heart surgery.
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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).
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