Study finds reflection powerful tool for new grad nurses

Standing up for themselves – and worrying that asking for help is a sign of failure – are some of the challenges new graduate nurses use reflective writing to work through, finds a New Zealand study.

Disappointment at initial job offers for pioneering Wānanga RN graduates

Just under half of the first graduates of the Whakatane-based Wānanga nursing degree have received job offers – a result that has slightly disappointed the degree’s director Ngaira Harker. A medal ceremony was held last...

New grad nurse job market looks slightly up

Early data shows 774 new graduate nurses were offered jobs in mid-November through the ACE job matching clearinghouse leaving nearly 140 positions still to be filled.

Mid-year new grad RN job-hunters have good success rate, finds latest survey

About 77 per cent of July nurse graduates had nursing jobs by the end of September, according to the latest graduate survey findings. The graduate destination survey of the 502 graduates who passed state finals...

Survey finds quarter of EN new grads employed in mental health

The latest graduate destination survey for enrolled nurse graduates shows an improved job success rate, with the short-staffed mental health sector being the most common destination.

Pacific Health scholarships for 2018 now open

Pacific nursing students and Pacific nurses undertaking postgraduate study in 2018 can apply for the latest round of Ministry of Health Pacific Health Scholarships. The scholarships provide financial assistance – $10,000 for medical and dentistry...

‘Good as Gold’ nursing student giving back to African village

Making a difference to the Malawi village she volunteered in as a school-leaver not only inspired 2nd year nursing student Devon Kilkelly to raise thousands for a preschool but also to return one-day as a nurse.

Is nursing really for me?

Third year nursing student Larissa Sproul and some of her mates recall the moments when they knew nursing really was the right career for them.

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.

Interprofessional study: how well do health professional graduates work together?

A longitudinal study is following a group of following a group of graduates from nursing and seven other health professions in their early career to partially check out interprofessional teamwork in action.
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