Deal will deliver safe staffing, says DHBs spokesman

Nursing Review talks to DHBs spokesperson, and former nurse, Jim Green about boosting nursing numbers, employing all new graduates and convincing nurses that DHBs will finally deliver on safe staffing.

Fears DHB deal could spark RN crisis in aged care

An exodus of nurses from the already struggling aged care sector is feared as result of DHBs’ proposed deal including the immediate recruitment of 500 extra nurses.

Nurse job ads up and teacher ads down, latest statistics show

In the same week an Accord is signed to address unsafe nursing levels, the latest statistics show nurse online job ads are steeply up – and teacher ads down. Nursing Review looks at the job statistics and DHB nurse sick leave and accrued annual leave trends.

Nurse and clinic censured after wrong vaccine given to girl

A medical centre’s policy has been updated following being censured after an unauthorized vaccinator assumed and gave Boostrix rather than Gardasil to a 12-year-old girl.

School nurses deserve better pay and support

The role of the school nurse is essential in primary healthcare – it gives students access to a health professional specialised in engaging with their age group. School nurses also support educational outcomes by supporting...

Nurse-developed app for saving clients’ texts

An app that allows mental health nurses to save young clients’ texts and calls directly to their clinical record is now a step closer. Called Ask Ruru, the app, which logs text messages and calls...

Health Navigator – App of the Month: Ms Energise

This time round we look at a review of a New Zealand-developed app for people with multiple sclerosis.

Opinion: Jackie Simkins – Overseas RNs and partners both ‘essential’ workforce

Jackie Simkins, a Northland residential aged care manager, argues that overseas RNs and their partners should both be considered as essential for New Zealand.

City Mission nurse role gets funding support

A practice nurse and a general practice assistant serving often homeless clients at Auckland City Mission's general practice are to be funded for three years by a charity trust.

MH college launches new branches for specialties

Addiction nurses and disability nurses were recently welcomed into Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses with the launch of two new national branches.

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