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.

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.

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.

Cultural challenges around Pacific teenager seeking HPV vaccine

During a paediatric placement, student nurse Anna Ferguson experienced the impact that differences between traditional Pacific and modern New Zealand culture have on a teenager’s freedom of choice. In this article she discusses the ethical, cultural and family-centred implications of the nursing care delivered to the child and her family.

New graduates sought for research project on end of life care

How are new graduates straight from nursing school coping with the emotional challenges of withdrawing care to intensive care patients is one of the questions researcher Jo Spiers is seeking answers to.

Year 2000 babies entering nursing

JODY HOPKINSON talks to nursing students born in the year 2000 to find out more about the future generation of new millennia nurses. And finds they are encouraged – not put off – that nurses are taking a stand on pay and staffing.

Student leader on ‘the struggle of the juggle’

JODY HOPKINSON talks to National Student Union chair Nadine Everson about her journey from fishing trawler ¬– via autopsies – to student advocate.

The benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds

Why more nurses aren’t active participants in ward rounds raised questions for a group of nursing students. Here they share their literature review findings into the benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds.

Diversity in MH new grad intake

The latest intake of new graduate nurses for Wellington’s regional mental health and addiction services reflects the changing face of the community, says the services’ leader.

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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.