Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nursing Council chief reflects on a decade of change for nurses

Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed talks to Fiona Cassie and reflects back on a decade that saw the arrival of registered nurse prescribing, the ‘return’ of the enrolled nurse and a liberalising of scopes of practice.

Opinion: Jed Montayre – migrant nurses and aged care nursing

Jed Montayre argues that migrant nurses ‘funnelled’ into aged care nursing should not feel devalued – and instead the clinically challenging and rewarding role should be better recognised and supported.

Nurse fatigue survey shows weary nurses get significantly less sleep than most Kiwis

A draft proposal for better managing nurse fatigue has been released for consultation along with survey findings showing that 70 per cent of shift working Kiwi nurses rarely wake refreshed.

New CEO wants Nursing Council to keep being flexible and forward-focused

The Nursing Council’s newly appointed CEO says she intends to build on the work of retiring CEO and keep nursing regulation “connected and relevant” to everyday nursing.

Bumper number of mid-year RN grads get jobs – ENs less lucky

More than 80 per cent of mid-year registered nurse graduates had jobs by the end of September a graduate survey has revealed – but only half of the enrolled nurse graduates.

Guidelines help new grads recognise IT skills now essential nursing tool

Millennial nursing graduates may be “born with a smartphone in their hands” but still need to ensure they gain the wide nursing IT skillset outlined in newly launched guidelines.

Ed’s letter: A fair go needed

Back in 1908 one of the country’s first Māori registered nurses and midwives, Akenehi Hei, struggled for a year to get the Government to fund its own plan to employ Māori district nurses to...

App of the month: Cardiac arrest bystander apps

You are biking home from a night shift and see a jogger collapse in front of you. Or you are eating out at a café and a patron outside a food truck down the...

Webscope: preventing infection and disease

Useful resources on infection control and wider health topics are the focus of the websites introduced by Kathy Holloway in this edition’s Webscope.

History timeline launched to mark College’s 25th anniversary

At October’s AGM the College of Nurses Aotearoa launched an online timeline tracing its history – the culmination of a project that commenced last year to celebrate the 25 years since the College was...

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