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.
The strong commitment to Māori health and the daily juggles made by Māori nurses and nursing students to fit study into their lives impressed the judges of the inaugural Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards.
Nursing Review takes a look at the latest job statistics to see how the odds are stacked for getting a job in the clinical practice setting of your choice.
The latest new graduate employment statistics show 86 per cent of Māori new graduates applicants found jobs but many more graduates will be needed to meet the 2028 goal.
Nursing Review talks to the Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon about exploring employing all new grads under the Accord, safe staffing commitments and the challenge post-strike of boosting the numbers entering nursing.
Megan Lyell – who in 2014 created a Facebook page to support unemployed new graduate nurses like herself – shares some pragmatic advice on getting your first job and where her nursing career has taken her. By Baz Macdonald