Does intentional rounding work on the ward floor? A student perspective

Realistic or unattainable? A group of student nurses* reflect on their experiences of intentional or ‘hourly’ rounding on the ward floor and examine the evidence on whether it improves bedside care.

Enrolled nurse training goes South Island-wide

The roll-out of a blended learning model will see enrolled nurse training available South Island wide next year.

Is e-learning the best way to teach nurses?

Which method of teaching nurses has the best impact on patient outcomes – traditional or e-learning? Dr Cynthia Wensley examines the research evidence.

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.

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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).