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Opinion: GP says more NPs not answer – at least not yet

Nursing Review shares GP Philip Harrison's online comment in response to Jenny Carryer's call to train more NPs not GPs to meet rural health needs. Harrison once worked with a "really great primary care NP" and values good nursing but thinks Carryer's proposal has "its head in the clouds".

Opinion: ‘One-size-fits-all’ curriculum not the answer

Wendy Scott, Academic Leader of ‪Whitireia Community Polytechnic's BN Pacific degree, says any talk of going back to a national curriculum risks losing the flexibility to respond to the health workforce needs of Pacific and Māori.

ED’s letter: What is a nurse worth?

Back in 1901 the introduction of the Nurses Registration Act heralded a new age of professionalism for New Zealand nurses.

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear scrubs

Young cancer survivor and New Zealand Herald columnist Jake Bailey reflects on growing assaults against healthcare workers and a Queensland law making an impact across the Tasman.

Train more NPs not GPs says nurse leader

JENNY CARRYER argues that an answer to the ongoing concern about rural GP shortages is in "plain sight" - stop the calls to train more GPs and invest more in training NPs instead.

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.

Filipino nurses in aged care: not deskilling at all

JED MONTAYRE responds to comments in last edition’s article ‘Filipino nurses: our fastest growing nursing workforce’. In the article, some Manila-based Philippine nursing leaders questioned whether Filipino nurses risk being deskilled by being pigeonholed into working in the aged care sector in New Zealand.

New resources: supervision to portfolios

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

Nursing taskforce on task

JENNY CARRYER reports back on the issues, goals and tasks on the agenda of the national nursing taskforce.

Nursing in China: how does it compare?

A baby boom, not retiring nurses, is one of the major nursing workforce issues in China. Chinese nursing director Zheng Ying Wang reflects on other differences and similarities in nursing practice between our two countries.
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