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.

New grad jobs: In what clinical settings do you face the toughest odds to...

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.

Greater support needed to boost Māori nurse graduates in workforce

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.

Tips on being a nursing student and a parent

A third of Kiwi nursing students are juggling raising or supporting families with their nursing studies. Baz MacDonald talks to two of them about the obstacles and challenges they face.

New grad ACE placements up – Chief Nurse’s Office exploring employing all

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.

Advice on the job-hunt struggle for nursing graduates

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

Young Nurse of the Year nominations sought

Outstanding young nurses are being sought for the fifth NZ Young Nurse of the Year awards with past winners including rural nurses, a Plunket nurse, an NP and a nursing lecturer.

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Studying health sciences: A pathway to leading positive change

If there is one characteristic that unites the students studying the Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) at the University of Canterbury (UC) it is the passionate commitment to improving the lives of others, whether locally in the community, nationally or even globally. These students have the ambition; their degree gives them the opportunity to turn aspiration into action. Here are some examples of how a few students and graduates are doing it.