New chief nurse humbled and excited

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn tells Nursing Review she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

Seven out of 20 DHBs made plans for $38m safe staffing fund

Immediate relief of stretched nursing workload areas is still some time away for most DHBs with seven plans submitted to date for the $38m short-term extra staffing fund.

‘Immediate’ DHB workload relief still at planning stage one month on

Ground-rules have been set for the spending the $38m for relieving DHB nursing workloads but the money is still to be allocated one month on from ratifying the nurses’ new pay deal

Tributes to retiring “outstanding” Nursing Council leader

Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed is an “outstanding” and “visionary” leader who has strengthened New Zealand nursing, say nursing leaders.

Enrolled nurses: think ‘can’, not ‘can’t’

Most of the world experiences some confusion over what ENs can or cannot do. Nurse managers can make the difference, reports Nursing Review.

Greater support needed to boost Māori nurse graduates in workforce

The latest new graduate employment statistics show 86 per cent of Māori new graduates applicants found jobs but many more graduates will be needed to meet the 2028 goal.

Kiwi future nurse leaders off to Geneva

A Kiwi nursing lecturer and a community child health nurse consultant are amongst 26 nurses worldwide selected to attend a global nursing leadership programme in Geneva next month.

Bill to update Oz state’s nurse-patient ratios introduced

A bill introduced to the Victoria’s state parliament this week will update its three year old nurse-to-patient ratios – to better reflect patient complexity and increasing demand.

Negotiations kick-start more DHBs on safe staffing system path

The just-ratified DHB NZNO deal includes a commitment for all DHBs to implement the Care Capacity Demand Management (CCDM) system by mid-2021, including filling the staffing gaps highlighted by using acuity data to calculate...

Nurse job ads up and teacher ads down, latest statistics show

In the same week an Accord is signed to address unsafe nursing levels, the latest statistics show nurse online job ads are steeply up – and teacher ads down. Nursing Review looks at the job statistics and DHB nurse sick leave and accrued annual leave trends.

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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).