Feedback sought on funding more NP ‘registrar’ programmes

An evaluation of the pilot ‘registrar’ style Nurse Practitioner Training Programme is positive but the Ministry of Health wants further feedback on whether to fund more.

Nurses and DHB failed in care of 80-year-old’s foot injury

Whanganui District Health Board and district nurses were told to apologise to the family of an 80-year-old woman who died following failures in their treatment of her foot ulcer. A report released by the Health...

Decision on hold to cut senior Plunket nurse consultants

Plunket is reviewing its proposal to cut clinical nurse consultant positions across the country after ‘strong advice’ from staff about the impact of the cuts.

Profile: Crossing the Tasman for good

Kiwi-trained nurse Ruci Saqayalo crossed the Tasman last July. She says the nursing workload and stress are the same but the pay isn’t and she’s not planning to come back.

The non-nursing nurse’s OE

Young Kiwi Christine Stanley has opted to put nursing aside for a year and be a carer in the UK.

The big (nursing) OE

Being a registered nurse can be a ticket to see the world. Some return with new skills and new views. Some never return. Nursing Review takes a look at the big (nursing) OE.

So you want to volunteer overseas?

Nursing Review outlines some of the overseas volunteering options available to Kiwi nurses.

Kiwis helping to re-establish war-ravaged nursing school

Bougainville is training nurses once again, with the support of VSA and Kiwi nurses.

NZMAT: Short, sharp but satisfying volunteering

Lucas Fraser says volunteering for New Zealand’s Medical Assistance Team gives you the chance to help out when disaster strikes with minimal disruption to your ‘day job’.

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...

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