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Take note: the legal importance of clinical notes

Nurse-turned-lawyer Robin Kay looks at the value of good clinical notes and gives some guidance on how to write them.

Two nurses receive top national honours for tertiary teaching

Storytelling is a common theme for two Otago Polytechnic nursing lecturers honoured at last night's Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.

Survey finds mixed support for EN graduates

Interest in enrolled nursing programmes is very mixed across the country, with nursing schools reporting employment rates varying from poor to very good.

Empathy: does nursing have a monopoly?

Are nursing students more empathetic than their medical colleagues? Former nurse and medical education advisor Dr Peter Gallagher* and colleagues set out to test this hypothesis. Nursing Review reports that the findings may surprise.

Career path: senior nursing lecturer

The chance to teach nursing students to become culturally competent healthcare professionals inspired DONNA FOXALL to swap working in primary healthcare for a career in nurse education.

Q & A: Sally Dobbs

Dr Sally Dobbs is the new chair of NETS (Nursing Education in the Tertiary Sector). Find out about her career spanning a position as deputy matron of an army field hospital in Bosnia and nursing on a hospital ship in the Amazon.

How many international nursing students do we train?

International student fees bring in $1 billion a year. Do our 19 nursing schools limit how many international fee-paying student nurses they enrol? Nursing Review reports its survey findings. 

Nurses too nice or too wary to fail nursing students?

Some nursing students shouldn’t ever become nurses. But failing them is easier said then done – a process not helped by the looming possibility of facing not only unhappy students but also their parents and lawyers. FIONA CASSIE talks to Sally Dobbs about her doctoral research into nurses failing nurses-to-be.

Strong to steady demand for nursing degree places

Ongoing media reports of nursing graduates struggling to find work is not deterring applicants, with an informal nursing school survey finding generally buoyant to steady demand for 2017 intakes. Seventeen of the 18 nursing schools offering pre-registration nursing degrees responded to Nursing Review's survey on 2017 enrolment trends.

Survey indicates nursing school job rates vary widely

The employment rate for November graduates from the country's nursing schools varied from around half to 94 per cent, according to the latest survey findings.

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