More than 80 per cent of new grads still nursing five years on

New graduate nurses are much more likely to still be nursing five years after graduating if they start their career in a new grad programme, just released analysis confir

Nurses still outstripped by doctors for flu vaccine uptake

The call is going out once more for nurses to get the annual 'flu jab to help protect vulnerable patients, with the USA reporting it is in the midst of the toughest flu season since 2009.

Hauora Māori Scholarships offer ‘great opportunity’ to student nurses

Applicants are being sought for the up to 155 Hauora Māori scholarships available to support and encourage Māori nursing students in their careers. Applications opened today (February 14) for the scholarships that are open to...

Former nurse now ‘Mr Fix-It’ for troubled Waikato DHB

Former mental health nurse Derek Wright has been tasked with changing the culture of Waikato DHB as its interim chief executive. He talks about his new job to the New Zealand Herald's Natalie Akoorie.

Research refutes post-Mid Staffordshire claims of ‘uncaring nurses’, argues British study

A lack of nurses to care for patients rather than ‘uncaring’ nurses is the more likely cause  of reports of poor patient care in some English hospitals, argues a just released major British study.

Nurses’ unique perspectives on end-of-life choices must be heard

Nurse and cancer survivor Taumihau Teremoana calls on fellow nurses to make their voices heard in the assisted dying debate and make a submission on the End of Life Choice Bill.

Plunket consulting on job cuts and appealing for funds

Plunket is urgently appealing for $150,000 to maintain community programmes while proposing restructuring its non-nursing services in the central region with the loss of 19 jobs - including two clinical services manager positions. A Plunket...

New grad stats show mental health applicants turned away

More than 50 new graduate nurses keen on mental health nursing failed to win places in the first job match round, according to the latest report on the November job round.

Ministers aware of high expectations for DHB nurses’ pay

The Minister for Women says nurses and midwives are underpaid and undervalued but the Health Minister is upfront that not all health worker salary expectations can be met.

Nurses hope workforce will be early focus of mental health inquiry

Nurses hope ensuring a well-resourced and coordinated mental health workforce is an early focus of the just announced Ministerial Inquiry into Mental Health, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
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