First winners of new scholarships for Māori nurses

The strong commitment to Māori health and the daily juggles made by Māori nurses and nursing students to fit study into their lives impressed the judges of the inaugural Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards.

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.

New scholarship awards announced for Māori Nurses

New scholarships to support Māori nurse development and innovation, including becoming nurse prescribers or nurse practitioners, have been launched with the support of Pharmac. Nominations for the first Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards will close on July...

Kiwi nurses supporting nurse education in Kiribati

A team of Waikato nurse educators are working to upskill nurses in Kiribati – the Pacific nation often described as the poster child of climate change.

Boost to Sāmoa’s postgraduate nursing education thanks to NZ lecturers

A chronic shortage of qualified nursing lecturers in Samoa was the catalyst to a partnership with a New Zealand nursing school to boost postgraduate training opportunities.

Traffic jams and heart failure: using metaphors to learn pathophysiology

Teaching pathophysiology to undergraduate nursing students is challenging because there is a need to apply theory into the everyday clinical reality of nursing patients. Students may understand the abstract concepts but actually recognising pathophysiological changes...

Embracing NPs a solution for rural health needs, finds research

Too much time is wasted trying to maintain doctor-led health services in rural communities rather than embracing nurse practitioners, believes nurse researcher Dr Sue Adams.

Switch of head at Massey’s nursing school over values issues

Former head of Massey University’s nursing school Professor Annette Huntington was confirmed this week as acting head after former head Dr Mark Jones left the school last month. Jones told Nursing Review that he decided...

More NP registrar places needed – but quality key

Stepping up funded places on the nurse practitioner ‘registrar’ programme is needed to help boost NP numbers but not at the expense of quality, say nursing leaders. The Ministry of Health and Chief Nurses Office...

Feedback sought on funding more NP ‘registrar’ programmes

An evaluation of the pilot ‘registrar’ style Nurse Practitioner Training Programme is positive but the Ministry of Health wants further feedback on whether to fund more.

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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.