New Māori student leader: Where my people need me I will go

New Māori nursing student leader Tracy Black wants to stop other whānau suffering the heartbreak of losses from treatable illnesses. And to advocate for cultural support for fellow students. By Jody Hopkinson.

Anonymous gift kickstarting two health workers on nursing career

A health care assistant and mental health support worker are two Northland DHB workers winning scholarships to pursue nursing training thanks to a $50,000 anonymous donation.

Nursing enrolments unaffected by difficult year

Negative press this year about nursing workloads and pay had little impact on mid-year nursing school intakes – with some reporting an unexpected upswing in interest for 2019.

Te reo-fluent new grad is joint winner of Young Nurse of the Year

A dedicated new graduate nurse who went back to nursing school a day after giving birth is this year’s joint winner of the Young Nurse of the Year Award.

Child health passion sees Pacific nurse jointly awarded Young Nurse of the Year

Annie Stevenson was nominated not once but twice for Young Nurse of the Year for her work making a difference to children she cares for at Kidz First Children’s Hospital.

Does intentional rounding work on the ward floor? A student perspective

Realistic or unattainable? A group of student nurses* reflect on their experiences of intentional or ‘hourly’ rounding on the ward floor and examine the evidence on whether it improves bedside care.

First new grad in a decade for Waitemata district nursing service

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.

Big drop in mid-year new grad job hunters

The number of new nurses seeking jobs in the mid-year new graduate intake was the lowest in five years – and the job success rate the highest, statistics released today show.

Enrolled nurse training goes South Island-wide

The roll-out of a blended learning model will see enrolled nurse training available South Island wide next year.

First winners of new scholarships for Māori nurses

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.

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