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.
All 20 DHBs plans for spending their share of a $38m staffing relief have now been approved. And an option for boosting employment of all new graduate nurses is being progressed, reports the Ministry.
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.
The Nursing Council is aware of nurses frustration at the ongoing competency requirements and may review them, says retiring chief executive Carolyn Reed.
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.
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.
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.
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.