A day in the life of a family planning nurse

Sue Schroder walks to work knowing her twin pre-schoolers are in her husband's good hands.  She then sets to work with the mostly young women clientele providing information and support on contraception to STIs...

How are we today?

JO ANN WALTON ponders self-management, partnership and how well nurses shape up as partners.

A day in the life of an occupational health nurse

Ever wondered want an occupational health nurse does?  Terry Buckingham shares how they are "at work for you".

Professional indemnity insurance for nurses – are you covered?

By Taima Campbell, co-chair (Maori Caucus) of College of Nurses Aotearoa and former Auckland DHB director of nursing

How busy is your ward?

SAFE STAFFING/ HEALTHY WORKPLACE: We report on a new electronic ‘tick-box’ tool that instantly signals hospital wide if your busy ward needs nursing help.

Rapid rounds and nurse facilitated discharge innovations free up patient bed days

‘Bed block’ in the general medicine department was identified as a one of the reasons why patients in the emergency department had a long wait to be admitted to a general medicine ward. The average waiting time for admission was over 10 hours, and once admitted, patients’ length of stay could often be longer than necessary.

Nurses and smoking: where does duty of care end?

About one in seven nurses smoke. Should they know better? Quitting is easier said than done. FIONA CASSIE talks to smokefree nurse advocates and nurse smokers about the battle to quit. And shares some top tips and research for nurses wanting to quit.

“I just go where they ask me”

FIONA CASSIE talks to recent Florence Nightingale medal winner Andrew Cameron about the momentous and mundane of being a Red Cross nurse.

So you are a nurse specialist – what does that mean again?

Kathy Holloway’s timely PhD research has helped shape New Zealand’s first national process for endorsing specialty standards. Fiona Cassie reports.

Health promotion

Nurses can get confused between health promotion and just one of its aspects, health education, says an Australian nurse researcher.
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