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New resources: supervision to portfolios

LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.

Secondary school nurses treated as second-class citizens?

The role of the school nurse in our secondary schools needs urgent attention, argues College of Nurses executive director Professor JENNY CARRYER. With no formal requirement to have nurses in all schools, many secondary school nurses face professional isolation, low pay, and unpaid holidays.

Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice

Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end. 

Rural medical school pledge for more GPs disappoints nursing leader

National committing to a new rural medical school to train doctors is being called “extremely disappointing” by the College of Nurses but “very, very good news” by the Rural General Practice Network if the school is multidisciplinary.

Nursing, death and the cycle of life

Cardiology NP ANDY McLACHLAN shares his career-changing first experience of death and contemplates nursing, humanity and the ‘great circle of life-death’.

Self-funding: snapshot survey shows room for improvement

PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER reports on a snapshot survey of how many postgraduate nursing students currently self-fund their studies. 

ED’s letter: Spring inspiration

This spring I was lucky enough to go to two conferences that gave me the spark I needed after a long, wet winter.

National Strategy Day: “conversation will be continued with urgency”

JENNY CARRYER reports back on the recent national Nursing Strategy Day looking at future healthcare challenges.

Primary nursing in China: from hospital ward to home

Shifting China away from a hospital-centred healthcare system is a work in progress. One response has been nurses at Shenzhen People’s Hospital delivering patient care from the ward to home. Yueming Peng, a Shenzen neonatal nurse manager and Jenny Song, a Wintec nurse academic, reflect on the differing primary care models in China and New Zealand*.

Opinion: NPs’ call for voice to be heard

TVNZ’s Seven Sharp show recently raised concerns about the lack of rural GPs. In response NP Diane Williams wrote pointing out that more GPs is not the only answer. We share her letter.
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