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More Pacific men should consider nursing, say new grad nurses

SARA CARBERY for Nursing Review talks to two new graduate Pacific men about nursing, Pacific values, rugby, stereotypes, and the pride of having a son who wants to be a nurse “like Dad”.

Q & A with NP leader Mark Baldwin

Nursing Review asks NP Mark Baldwin, the chair of Nurse Practitioners New Zealand, about the recent evaluation report of the pilot NP ‘registrar’ training programme and also where to from here for developing the NP role.

Opinion: A palliative care nurse – ‘hear my voice’

A palliative care nurse shares a powerful and poignant tale of a birthday farewell party for a fellow ‘twenty-something’ patient. This story was first posted on the ‘New Zealand, please hear our voice’ social media forum.

Feedback sought on funding more NP ‘registrar’ programmes

An evaluation of the pilot ‘registrar’ style Nurse Practitioner Training Programme is positive but the Ministry of Health wants further feedback on whether to fund more.

Waikato’s PDRP eportfolio gets Nursing Council tick

The 'courage' to shift to an eportfolio format was highlighted in a positive Nursing Council audit of Waikato DHB's professional development and recognition programme (PDRP). Cheryl Atherfold, associate director of nursing for the DHB’s Professional...

Nurses and DHB failed in care of 80-year-old’s foot injury

Whanganui District Health Board and district nurses were told to apologise to the family of an 80-year-old woman who died following failures in their treatment of her foot ulcer. A report released by the Health...

Decision on hold to cut senior Plunket nurse consultants

Plunket is reviewing its proposal to cut clinical nurse consultant positions across the country after ‘strong advice’ from staff about the impact of the cuts.

Two strangers launch snowballing social media site for nurses

A new graduate and an enrolled nurse are the dedicated pair behind a social media forum - allowing Kiwi nurses to share their stories anonymously - that's reached 13,000 members in just five days.

International Women’s Day: stopping violence against women and nurses

Tackling violence against both the women that nurses care for and nurses themselves is the focus of a blog to mark International Women's Day by NZNO domestic violence spokeswoman Carol Beaumont.

Three NZ nursing schools make global top 100

For the first time, three New Zealand nursing schools have made the top 100 in a global university ranking survey. Now in its eighth year, the annual QS World University Rankings rank 1,130 institutions across...
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