If New Zealand is to cut back the death rate from our second biggest cancer killer – bowel cancer – we need a bigger endoscopy workforce. After some years of investigation and preparation, Health Minister Tony Ryall fast-tracked the pace recently by announcing training of New Zealand’s first nurse endoscopists is to get underway early next year. FIONA CASSIE talks to Jenni Masters and Ruth Anderson about the big steps required to shift from wanting a new nursing role to making it a viable reality.
Lounging on the beach with your iPhone, thinking up creative solutions for the world’s problems, is the stereotype of the ideal Generation Y job. Gen Y nurses can’t do that, and neither do they want...
Nursing schools and the Nursing Council continue to agree to disagree over the reasons behind a review of two bridging degree programmes for overseas nurses but all say they are now ready to move on.
Kathy Holloway’s timely PhD research has helped shape New Zealand’s first national process for endorsing specialty standards. Fiona Cassie reports.