The first Filipino nurse has been appointed to the Nursing Council of New Zealand reflecting the growing number of Philippine-trained nurses in the Kiwi nursing workforce.
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.
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
Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed is an “outstanding” and “visionary” leader who has strengthened New Zealand nursing, say nursing leaders.
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.
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.
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...
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.