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Māori nurse leader takes out NZNO’s top award

The nursing leader who has twice taken the cause of Māori health and Māori nurse pay parity to the United Nations was honoured last night with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's highest award.

Cook Islands nurse appointed WHO Chief Nurse

Another nurse with New Zealand connections has been appointed to a world-leading role with the announcement that Cook Island' nurse leader Elizabeth Iro is WHO's new chief nurse.

Fast-track leadership path for new nurses

Catch them young. Waikato DHB last year launched a leadership programme for high-flying nurses who stood out in their new graduate year. Some are now moving on to do their PhDs and other DHBs are adopting the model. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the unabashedly “elitist” programme.

Wearing two hats at one time: nurse managers on the ward

FIONA CASSIE reports on KERRI-ANN HUGHES’ initial research findings into the support and barriers that help and hinder nurse managers in their work.

The healthcare assistant debate

Unregulated dogsbodies or essential members of the clinical team – either way, health care assistants are increasingly having a stronger presence in our hospital wards. FIONA CASSIE provides a beginner’s guide to HCAs and shares some nurse leaders’ thoughts – positive and negative – on the role and some recent HCA training innovations.

The wicked problem of falls

Very common problems, like falls, can have complex causes and no simple solutions, nursing fall prevention experts tell NURSING REVIEW. And preventing falls needs the whole team on board – not just nurses.

Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice

Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end. 

Study finds cyberbullying of nurses a real issue

A study of cyberbullying in New Zealand nursing found it impacts not only on the nurse victims themselves but also the reputation of their organisations.

Student nurses: leaders in the making

CATHLEEN ASPINALL argues that fresh eyes and critical thinking means nursing students can be leaders from their undergraduate days onwards and outlines how she and her students helped spur Nursing Review's new student-focused section.

“Utter confusion” around direction and delegation

PhD researcher Margaret Hughes talks to Nursing Review about how leaders and managers can help nurses who are struggling with direction and delegation.
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