Enrolled nurse, Pacific nurse leaders and NP honoured in awards

Two Pacific nurse leaders were amongst the four nurses honoured with awards at the annual NZNO Awards tonight. The annual awards recognise the work of NZNO nurses and midwives who have made a difference at...

First Plunket NP

Plunket nurse Karen Thurston recently became Plunket’s first nurse practitioner and splits her time between Plunket nursing and working with teen parents.

Extra pay for RN prescribers sought in primary health MECA

Two years since registered nurse prescribing regulations came into force there are now more than 200 and extra pay recognition is being sought for the extended role.

Women’s biggest killer – heart disease

The biggest cause of premature death in Kiwi women is heart disease. Concern that too few women know it is heart disease that’s most likely to cut their lives short led Australian nurse Dr Linda Worrall-Carter to found Her Heart. Nursing Review finds out more.

Kids’ wellbeing toolkit given thumbs-up

Kids’ wellbeing toolkit given thumbs-up A free wellbeing kit that school-based mental health nurses helped develop for kids in post-quake Canterbury has been expanded after a positive evaluation. Activities such as teaching children tummy breathing to...

Children’s seasonal coughs and wheezes

It’s the time of year when many children seen by nurses will be coughing, spluttering and wheezing. Coughs are common for children, particularly preschoolers, and the vast majority are caused by colds and other viral...

More nurse bargaining talks underway

An offer is expected shortly for PSA mental health nurses – while pay parity with the DHB sector will be high on the agenda of primary health nurse pay talks starting mid-September.

Address stretched resources before nurse staffing standards, says Aged Care Association

The New Zealand Aged Care Association says the Government needs to address the underlying challenges facing the sector before it considering reviewing nursing staffing levels.

Time for compulsory set nursing levels for aged care, says NZNO

Out-dated and voluntary minimum staffing standards for aged care need to be reviewed by Government and made compulsory, says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

‘Nurse’ – a poem for National Poetry Day

Assesses, Sorts messes, Redresses... To mark National Poetry Day we share a poem from last year's compilation poetry book 'Listening with my heart: Poems by Aotearoa New Zealand nurses'.

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Sponsored: Practising in Prison – what’s it like to nurse behind...

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).