Entrenched attitudes about enrolled nurses still need addressing

Work is still needed to change some of the attitudes and myths in health leadership about the enrolled nurse role, says enrolled nurse national leader Leonie Metcalfe.

CNS helping people navigate fighting infections

Unrushed and down-to-earth guidance for patients transitioning from hospital to home with intravenous antibiotics helped Tracey Kunac win Waikato DHB’s Nurse of the Year. Kunac is a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) with the district health...

New graduates sought for research project on end of life care

How are new graduates straight from nursing school coping with the emotional challenges of withdrawing care to intensive care patients is one of the questions researcher Jo Spiers is seeking answers to.

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.

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