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Three NZ nursing schools make global top 100

For the first time, three New Zealand nursing schools have made the top 100 in a global university ranking survey. Now in its eighth year, the annual QS World University Rankings rank 1,130 institutions across...

Kiwis helping to re-establish war-ravaged nursing school

Bougainville is training nurses once again, with the support of VSA and Kiwi nurses.

Otago reports nearly all November new grads employed

More than 90 per cent of Otago Polytechnic nursing graduates from November last year are employed, reports head of school Ian Crabtree.

Hauora Māori Scholarships offer ‘great opportunity’ to student nurses

Applicants are being sought for the up to 155 Hauora Māori scholarships available to support and encourage Māori nursing students in their careers. Applications opened today (February 14) for the scholarships that are open to...

Whanganui nursing students achieve 100 per cent pass rate

By: Liz Wylie UCOL Whanganui nursing students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year and one has earned a place at Dunedin Medical School. And the news gets even better - 90 per cent...

Statistics show Pacific and Māori graduates most successful in boomer mid-year job round

Pacific and Māori nurse graduates were most successful in the latest mid-year job round and Asian nurse graduates the least, according to a recent report.

Study finds reflection powerful tool for new grad nurses

Standing up for themselves – and worrying that asking for help is a sign of failure – are some of the challenges new graduate nurses use reflective writing to work through, finds a New Zealand study.

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.
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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.
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