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...

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.

Nurses welcome Families Package’s aim to reduce child poverty

Plunket and NZNO have generally welcomed the Government’s Families Package as taking first steps to reducing preventable health problems linked to poverty. Parliament is today to sit under urgency to debate the Families Package (Income...

‘Sweet as’ diabetes management in hospital

Patients with diabetes should recover faster from surgery and spend less time in hospital thanks to new processes and guidelines introduced by Capital & Coast DHB.

Stretched nurses ignoring call bells as coping strategy, finds study

Pressured nurses can end up focusing on nursing tasks – and avoiding call bells or talking to patients– as a coping strategy for being unable to deliver the care they want, finds new Kiwi nursing research.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Survey finds quarter of EN new grads employed in mental health

The latest graduate destination survey for enrolled nurse graduates shows an improved job success rate, with the short-staffed mental health sector being the most common destination.

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