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Fast-track leadership path for new nurses

Catch them young. Waikato DHB last year launched a leadership programme for high-flying nurses who stood out in their new graduate year. Some are now moving on to do their PhDs and other DHBs are adopting the model. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the unabashedly “elitist” programme.

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.

A day in the life of a Plunket nurse

Plunket Nurse Maria Browne's day starts with waking three teenagers before heading off on the bumpy roads of post-quake Christchurch. Read on to find out more...

A day in the life of a community MH nurse manager

JENNI MANUEL shares a day in her life travelling the bumpy roads of Christchurch as a community mental health nurse case manager for the Canterbury District Health Board.

A day in the life of a family planning nurse

Sue Schroder walks to work knowing her twin pre-schoolers are in her husband's good hands.  She then sets to work with the mostly young women clientele providing information and support on contraception to STIs...

What is cultural safety and why does it matter?

FRAN RICHARDSON shares her research into cultural safety including how nurses use cultural safety in their everyday practice.
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