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Nurse Florence’s ‘whirlwind’ six weeks

Nursing Review catches up with ‘Nurse Florence’ more than a month on from founding the now 45,000 strong ‘New Zealand, Hear Our Voice’ page for nurses to share sad, proud, frustrated and passionate stories of nursing.

Thames Hospital voted top

Thames Hospital took out the Wintech student choice award for best Waikato clinical placement recently. "Thames Hospital is beyond excited to receive the award," said Waikato DHB’s associate director of nursing Cheryl Atherfold.  As part...

More Pacific men should consider nursing, say new grad nurses

SARA CARBERY for Nursing Review talks to two new graduate Pacific men about nursing, Pacific values, rugby, stereotypes, and the pride of having a son who wants to be a nurse “like Dad”.

Two strangers launch snowballing social media site for nurses

A new graduate and an enrolled nurse are the dedicated pair behind a social media forum - allowing Kiwi nurses to share their stories anonymously - that's reached 13,000 members in just five days.

Three NZ nursing schools make global top 100

For the first time, three New Zealand nursing schools have made the top 100 in a global university ranking survey. Now in its eighth year, the annual QS World University Rankings rank 1,130 institutions across...

Using interpreters: the patient’s right to understand and be understood

A situation where a nursing student found themselves a reluctant, untrained interpreter for a patient raised questions for a group of five second-year nursing students prompting this literature review.

The non-nursing nurse’s OE

Young Kiwi Christine Stanley has opted to put nursing aside for a year and be a carer in the UK.

Otago reports nearly all November new grads employed

More than 90 per cent of Otago Polytechnic nursing graduates from November last year are employed, reports head of school Ian Crabtree.

New graduate nursing: the year of ‘rising’

From rising her preceptor's eyebrows to rising to the occasion - new graduate nurse Aimee Lowe shared her 'year of rising' in a recent speech at her NETP class graduation.

Hauora Māori Scholarships offer ‘great opportunity’ to student nurses

Applicants are being sought for the up to 155 Hauora Māori scholarships available to support and encourage Māori nursing students in their careers. Applications opened today (February 14) for the scholarships that are open to...
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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.
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