Webscope: preventing infection and disease

Useful resources on infection control and wider health topics are the focus of the websites introduced by Kathy Holloway in this edition’s Webscope.

History timeline launched to mark College’s 25th anniversary

At October’s AGM the College of Nurses Aotearoa launched an online timeline tracing its history – the culmination of a project that commenced last year to celebrate the 25 years since the College was...

Third-year students confident but not cocky, finds study

The initial findings of research into nursing students’ readiness to practice has proven interesting and in line with similar findings overseas.

New chief nurse humbled and excited

The country’s new chief nursing officer Margareth Broodkoorn tells Nursing Review she is humbled and excited at her appointment and at being able to bring the strengths of her bicultural Māori and Dutch heritage to the role.

Safer staffing accord first deadline ‘on track’

A report on options for employing all nursing graduates – including enrolled nurses – is ‘on track’ to be presented to the Health Minister by November 30. Also on track are DHBs plans to employ nearly 400 of the extra 500 funded nursing staff.

Clinical systems specialist wins nursing informatics cup

Angela de Zwart of Auckland has taken out this year’s Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.

Nurse navigating patients to be ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’

A registered nurse is the lead navigator in a new Whanganui health and sports partnership aiming to get overweight elective hip and knee surgery candidates ‘Fit for Surgery, Fit for Life’.

Cancer nurse wins research fellowship into bowel cancer symptom ‘shyness’

Cancer nurse and PhD student Melissa Warren hopes to help save lives by researching why people with signs of bowel cancer put off seeking help until symptoms become severe.

Early onset dementia subject of nurse research

The unique challenges and needs of facing dementia as a younger person are the subject of a masters research project by a palliative care nurse specialist.

A nurse’s story of family caregiving

I remember sitting in a hospital meeting room with a hospital consultant, a social worker, two occupational therapists and a hospital translator. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss my request to discharge my...

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Sponsored: Practising in Prison – what’s it like to nurse behind...

It’s not often you get to screen a patient for diabetes then have a heart-to-heart about why at, the age of 20, they are in prison… But that’s just a run-of-the-mill appointment for a Corrections nurse, says Sarah Nabizada, the clinical team leader at Mt Eden Corrections Facility (MECF).