Disappointment at initial job offers for pioneering Wānanga RN graduates

Just under half of the first graduates of the Whakatane-based Wānanga nursing degree have received job offers – a result that has slightly disappointed the degree’s director Ngaira Harker. A medal ceremony was held last...

Former Nursing Council chair is new head of Wānanga nursing school

Dr Deborah Rowe, a former chair of the Nursing Council, has been appointed as the new director of nursing for Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi’s nursing degree programme. Rowe – a University of Auckland lecturer,...

New grad nurse job market looks slightly up

Early data shows 774 new graduate nurses were offered jobs in mid-November through the ACE job matching clearinghouse leaving nearly 140 positions still to be filled.

Nursing school staff amongst 70 taking redundancy

About a third of Massey University's Wellington nursing school staff are looking to take up a voluntary redundancy offer made by Massey University.

Nurse’s PhD thesis highlights health challenges for the vulnerable

The complex needs of people with significant health issues was the research focus for Long-term conditions nurse specialist Helen Francis who has just received her PhD, reports Hawke's Bay Today.

Mid-year new grad RN job-hunters have good success rate, finds latest survey

About 77 per cent of July nurse graduates had nursing jobs by the end of September, according to the latest graduate survey findings. The graduate destination survey of the 502 graduates who passed state finals...

Interprofessional study: how well do health professional graduates work together?

A longitudinal study is following a group of following a group of graduates from nursing and seven other health professions in their early career to partially check out interprofessional teamwork in action.

Nurse educators: culturally safe in the classroom?

A research project is seeking to find out how culturally safe and prepared nurse educators feel to teach and support Māori nursing students.

GP clinics struggle with junior doctor and nurse training demand

Many New Zealand general practices - crucial for schooling junior doctors - are at training capacity, a new research study has found.

New grad jobs up once again but more than 270 new nurses still job-hunting

Job numbers were up but so were applicants leading to just under half of new graduate nurses being successful in the latest job round.
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