Te reo-fluent new grad is joint winner of Young Nurse of the Year

A dedicated new graduate nurse who went back to nursing school a day after giving birth is this year’s joint winner of the Young Nurse of the Year Award.

Child health passion sees Pacific nurse jointly awarded Young Nurse of the Year

Annie Stevenson was nominated not once but twice for Young Nurse of the Year for her work making a difference to children she cares for at Kidz First Children’s Hospital.

Enrolled nurse, Pacific nurse leaders and NP honoured in awards

Two Pacific nurse leaders were amongst the four nurses honoured with awards at the annual NZNO Awards tonight. The annual awards recognise the work of NZNO nurses and midwives who have made a difference at...

Does intentional rounding work on the ward floor? A student perspective

Realistic or unattainable? A group of student nurses* reflect on their experiences of intentional or ‘hourly’ rounding on the ward floor and examine the evidence on whether it improves bedside care.

Nominations sought for nursing informatics cup

Once again nominations of leading nurses in nursing informatics are being sought for the Robyn Carr Cup for Excellence in Nursing Informatics.

First Plunket NP

Plunket nurse Karen Thurston recently became Plunket’s first nurse practitioner and splits her time between Plunket nursing and working with teen parents.

‘Immediate’ DHB workload relief still at planning stage one month on

Ground-rules have been set for the spending the $38m for relieving DHB nursing workloads but the money is still to be allocated one month on from ratifying the nurses’ new pay deal

Tributes to retiring “outstanding” Nursing Council leader

Retiring Nursing Council chief executive Carolyn Reed is an “outstanding” and “visionary” leader who has strengthened New Zealand nursing, say nursing leaders.

First new grad in a decade for Waitemata district nursing service

Waitemata’s first new graduate district nurse in over a decade was one of 50 nurses who completed the DHB’s new graduate programme last month.

Extra pay for RN prescribers sought in primary health MECA

Two years since registered nurse prescribing regulations came into force there are now more than 200 and extra pay recognition is being sought for the extended role.

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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.