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Third-year students confident but not cocky, finds study

The initial findings of research into nursing students’ readiness to practice has proven interesting and in line with similar findings overseas.

New chief nurse humbled and excited

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn tells Nursing Review she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

Safer staffing accord first deadline ‘on track’

A report on options for employing all nursing graduates – including enrolled nurses – is ‘on track’ to be presented to the Health Minister by November 30. Also on track are DHBs plans to employ nearly 400 of the extra 500 funded nursing staff.

Clinical systems specialist wins nursing informatics cup

Angela de Zwart of Auckland has taken out this year’s Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.

Nurse navigating patients to be ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’

A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.

Cancer nurse wins research fellowship into bowel cancer symptom ‘shyness’

Cancer nurse and PhD student Melissa Warren hopes to help save lives by researching why people with signs of bowel cancer put off seeking help until symptoms become severe.

Filipino nurse leader appointed to Nursing Council

The first Filipino nurse has been appointed to the Nursing Council of New Zealand reflecting the growing number of Philippine-trained nurses in the Kiwi nursing workforce.

Early onset dementia subject of nurse research

The unique challenges and needs of facing dementia as a younger person are the subject of a masters research project by a palliative care nurse specialist.

Opinion: Jenny Carryer – why do nurses feel undervalued? Let me count the ways…

In a year where nursing grievances made headlines, Professor Jenny Carryer reflects on the long and ongoing struggle for nursing to be heard.

Filmmaker captures the essence of nursing

Carolyn Jones thought a nurse was a nurse until she had breast cancer. The New York filmmaker spoke in New Zealand last week about how that experience prompted a series of films to tell the stories of the powerful impact nurses make every day.
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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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