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A good attitude, good shoes and home baking: a student’s tips on preparing for...

Third year nursing student Mady Watt looks back and shares some advice she'd liked to have read before her first clinical placement. Including some tips for getting along with your preceptor.

Statistics show Pacific and Māori graduates most successful in boomer mid-year job round

Pacific and Māori nurse graduates were most successful in the latest mid-year job round and Asian nurse graduates the least, according to a report released by the Ministry of Health.

A day in the life of a new graduate nurse

A busy day in the new life of new graduate nurse Rochelle Paice who finds some time to squeeze a nervous patient's hand and share some banter between rushing to answer patient bells, phone calls and the constant administration of analgesia and antibiotics on an acute orthopaedic ward.

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.

Reflection: embracing learning opportunities

An emergency patient with diabetic ketoacidosis has Cherylanne Turner, a third-year nursing student at NorthTec, reflecting on embracing opportunities and teamwork.

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.

“Just so crazy”: nursing student meets Queen

"Follow your passions" is the advice shared by the Otago Polytechnic student whose work founding an anti-bullying group saw her receiving a special award from the Queen.

Career path: clinical nurse specialist (trauma)

“Get a master’s degree” is the single most important piece of career advice, believes clinical nurse specialist KATRINA O’LEARY, who discovered her love of study on arriving in New Zealand and is now contemplating her PhD.

Career path: clinical nurse specialist (APAC)

MARIANNE TE TAU’s career to date is being guided by the philosophy of reflective practice, pursuing professional development and being patient/whānau-centred.

Aged care nurse receives palliative nursing scholarship

The latest winner of a prestigious palliative nurse specialist scholarship says palliative care is all she has ever wanted to do.
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