Opinion: NZNO – We’re all better off if health is a winner in Budget...

NZNO president GRANT BROOKES and Kaiwhakahaere KERRI NUKU argue that investing in health this Budget – including investing in the health workforce – will enhance the health and wellbeing of all Kiwis.

Year 2000 babies entering nursing

JODY HOPKINSON talks to nursing students born in the year 2000 to find out more about the future generation of new millennia nurses. And finds they are encouraged – not put off – that nurses are taking a stand on pay and staffing.

Opinion: Nurse Florence’s IND message – Time for change

This is the speech from ‘Nurse Florence’ read to the thousands of nurses and supporters who marched and rallied in 15 centres across New Zealand, some in torrential rain, to call for safer working conditions for nurses.

Opinion: Nurse’s brother’s speech to IND march

Matthew Collins spoke out at the Christchurch march for nurses’ right to be safe and not be afraid to go work. He is the brother of one of the march organisers – a nurse working part-time while recovering from a neck injury requiring surgery.

Nurse’s diary: A day in the life of a nurse

As nurses and their families mark International Nurses Day by marching for better work conditions, nurse Caitlin Francey shares a day in her life in a paediatric ward for the New Zealand Herald.

Enrolled nurse a ‘treasure’ and ‘game changer’

Dalreen Larkin is treasured at Whanganui Hospital for her empathetic approach to ensuring children, particularly Māori, no longer miss hearing appointments, reports Jacob McSweeney of the Wanganui Chronicle.

Opinion: The power of a warm, affirming nurse’s voice

A registered nurse shares how a warming nurse’s voice – when she faced a tragic loss as a child – has kept echoing throughout her life. This was first posted on Nurse Florence’s ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Leader takes Māori nursing case to the UN for third time

Setting an “aspirational” goal to boost Māori nursing numbers by 2028 without any funding or  workforce strategy is “unacceptable”, says NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku.

Embracing NPs a solution for rural health needs, finds research

Too much time is wasted trying to maintain doctor-led health services in rural communities rather than embracing nurse practitioners, believes nurse researcher Dr Sue Adams.

Student leader on ‘the struggle of the juggle’

JODY HOPKINSON talks to National Student Union chair Nadine Everson about her journey from fishing trawler ¬– via autopsies – to student advocate.

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