A day in the life of a Mercy Ship nurse

Sue Clynes' clientele is the poorest of the poor living with heartbreaking conditions of the face and jaw. Find out more about her life living and working on board the Africa Mercy hospital ship as the volunteer nurse leader of the maxillofacial team.

Career path: clinical nurse director

To’a Fereti shares her ‘accidental’ career path to be clinical nurse director in charge of 600 nurses – the first Pacific nurse to hold the post.

Māori nurse educators: sustaining a Māori worldview

NGAIRA HARKER says a plan to foster and grow the Māori nurse educator workforce is critical to meeting future health workforce needs.

Critical thinking in nursing education: addressing the theory practice gap

OPINION: Nursing lecturer Jed Montayre argues nursing education could do better in teaching that critical thinking skills aren’t just needed for written assignments but also to provide safe and effective nursing care.

Career path: nursing school lecturer and researcher

The eye is small and should be ‘pretty easy to learn’ thought ELISSA McDONALD but, an ophthalmology PhD later, the now nursing school lecturer knows how wrong she was.

Graduate incomes: how nursing stacks up… and falls down

How does a young nurse’s income stack up against those of his or her peers who become teachers or lawyers? Do we lose more young nurses overseas than other professions? Why does the average income of nurse graduates plateau and fall after five years? FIONA CASSIE reports on two Ministry of Education studies about young graduates’ incomes and destinations.

Positive job trend for new graduate nurses

Around 80 per cent of new graduate nurses were nursing within four months of graduation, according to the latest statistics.

Coming out of your comfort zone

KIM CARTER on why nurses may need to step out of their comfort zone to ensure good care for all clients across the spectrum of sexuality and gender identity.

Nursing, death and the cycle of life

Cardiology NP ANDY McLACHLAN shares his career-changing first experience of death and contemplates nursing, humanity and the ‘great circle of life-death’.

A day in the life of an Iwi provider recent graduate nurse

Follow a day in the life of recent graduate nurses Courtney Fermanis from early morning crossfit to door-knocking as an outreach immunisation nurse for her iwi.
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