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Dr Jane O’Malley reflects on the ‘three Rs’ of her chief nurse role

Recruitment, retention and removing barriers were ‘the three Rs’ that reigned over much of outgoing Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jane O’Malley’s time. FIONA CASSIE talks to her about morale, management and moving on

Healthy culture: nurturing a culturally diverse nursing team

Nursing is a global profession, with New Zealand’s nurses trained in 89 countries. How well are we doing at nurturing culturally diverse nursing teams?

Global nursing campaign launched by Duchess of Cambridge

A campaign to up the profile and status of nurses worldwide to help improve global health was launched in the early hours of this morning by its patron the Duchess of Cambridge. At the London...

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

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.

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.

Nursing-Council-elected candidates still in limbo

An announcement of the successful candidates from the Nursing Council elections in August are still on hold after getting caught up in the change of government.

Chief Nurse Jane O’Malley moving to Plunket

Nursing leaders are paying tribute to the country’s Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jane O’Malley who is leaving the Ministry of Health in the New Year to take up a new post.

Good nurse managers can reduce nurse bullying and incivility, confirms research

Nearly half of Australian nurse respondents to a survey were bullying targets and nearly 60 per cent had witnessed workplace bullying, Australian research has found.
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