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New grad stats show mental health applicants turned away

More than 50 new graduate nurses keen on mental health nursing failed to win places in the first job match round, according to the latest report on the November job round.

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 recent report.

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.
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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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