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Survey finds mixed support for EN graduates

Interest in enrolled nursing programmes is very mixed across the country, with nursing schools reporting employment rates varying from poor to very good.

New grad jobs up once again but more than 270 new nurses still job-hunting

Job numbers were up but so were applicants leading to just under half of new graduate nurses being successful in the latest job round.

Career path: Plunket educator

Seeing vulnerable children and stressed families on the paediatric ward gave ANNE HODREN the drive to nurse in the community to improve child health through prevention and early detection.

IND Hero: MH nurse with empathetic ear

A mental health nurse with an empathetic air for all has been nominated as Southern DHB’s unsung nursing hero.

A day in the life of a police watch-house nurse

Spend a busy day with mental health nurse Steve Howie assessing the steady stream of people who pass through the holding cells of Christchurch Police Station to see whether they have mental health and addiction issues.

Postgraduate funding shake-up: what is a fair slice of the cake?

A major shake-up of postgraduate funding is on its way and nurses are keen to ensure they don’t get a penny less than they should. They’re also arguing that, as the largest health profession, they should, in fact, get a few pennies more. Nursing Review reports.

Pressure injuries: an ugly sore on the health system

They rarely grab the headlines but thousands of New Zealanders each year get preventable pressure injuries – and some die. FIONA CASSIE looks at new guidelines, the new name, and new efforts to heal this health system scar.

A day in the life… of a flight nurse

We look at a day up in the air and down on the ground for Whangarei Flight Nurse JANET BARKER that starts with a 5.30am phonecall about a 200 kg patient in need...

Doing the right thing

How should nurses behave? The Nursing Council recently released its 21st century guide to what patients should and shouldn’t expect from their nurse. FIONA CASSIE looks at what’s new in a new Code of Conduct underpinned by traditional values.

Empathetic work with families earns new nurse leadership award

Helping whānau work in partnership with ward nurses has won Northland nurse Gemma Watts a leadership award.
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