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Disappointment at initial job offers for pioneering Wānanga RN graduates

Just under half of the first graduates of the Whakatane-based Wānanga nursing degree have received job offers – a result that has slightly disappointed the degree’s director Ngaira Harker. A medal ceremony was held last...

Former Nursing Council chair is new head of Wānanga nursing school

Dr Deborah Rowe, a former chair of the Nursing Council, has been appointed as the new director of nursing for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi’s nursing degree programme. Rowe – a University of Auckland lecturer,...

Disappointment at lack of nursing voice on Ministerial Advisory Group

Nurse leaders are expressing disappointment that the Health Minister’s newly announced Ministerial Advisory Group does not include a voice from the largest health profession.

New grad nurse job market looks slightly up

Early data shows 774 new graduate nurses were offered jobs in mid-November through the ACE job matching clearinghouse leaving nearly 140 positions still to be filled.

Nursing school staff amongst 70 taking redundancy

About a third of Massey University's Wellington nursing school staff are looking to take up a voluntary redundancy offer made by Massey University.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Mid-year new grad RN job-hunters have good success rate, finds latest survey

About 77 per cent of July nurse graduates had nursing jobs by the end of September, according to the latest graduate survey findings. The graduate destination survey of the 502 graduates who passed state finals...

Survey finds quarter of EN new grads employed in mental health

The latest graduate destination survey for enrolled nurse graduates shows an improved job success rate, with the short-staffed mental health sector being the most common destination.

Inspirational ‘who’s who’ list of Māori health leaders

Māori have identified a ‘who’s who’ of Māori health leaders – including ‘shining stars’ Sir Mason Durie and mental health nurse leader Moe Milne – to help motivate the next generation of leaders.

Pay offer for DHB nurses given last-minute boost by new Minister

A last-minute funding boost by the new Minister of Health has seen NZNO negotiators give a thumbs-up to a revised pay offer from the 20 District Health Boards.
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