DHB nurse Anna Dobson argues that safe staffing is too important to be held hostage to pay talks. She has launched a petition calling for the Ministry of Health and MBIE ¬– not district health boards – to be responsible for funding and monitoring safe staffing of hospital wards.
Megan Lyell – who in 2014 created a Facebook page to support unemployed new graduate nurses like herself – shares some pragmatic advice on getting your first job and where her nursing career has taken her. By Baz Macdonald
The use of seclusion needs to be reduced but safe alternatives also need to be found, says Heather Casey. The director of mental health nursing is one of two nurse advisors on a current Health Quality & Safety Commission project to reduce seclusion.
Almost half of general practices had a practice nurse vacancy in the previous 12 months compared to 39% facing a GP vacancy, a 2017 GP survey found.
New entrants at five Waitemata schools will undergo a comprehensive health screen by public health nurses in a pilot of a new early intervention programme.
Is it ethical for nurses to strike or should they resist from doing so because withdrawing nursing care may cause harm? Dr Martin Woods shares his opinion.
New scholarships to support Māori nurse development and innovation, including becoming nurse prescribers or nurse practitioners, have been launched with the support of Pharmac. Nominations for the first Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards will close on July...