Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Career path: charge nurse manager

Graduating in a tight job market saw JO PRIOR cross the Tasman for her first job. That job sparked an interest in emergency nursing into a passion that has seen her working within or near an ED for most of her career.

New graduate nursing: stress, tears, laughter and rewards

The first year of nursing can be a challenging initiation to the realities of the profession. Rosalie Davis* spoke at the graduation of her NETP (Nursing Entry To Practice) programme year on the ups...

Mixed trends for new graduate job-hunters in 2016

Some of the country's largest hospitals are increasing their New Year intakes of new graduate nurses but another, Hutt Hospital, has cancelled its usual February intake.

Graduate incomes: how nursing stacks up… and falls down

How does a young nurse’s income stack up against those of his or her peers who become teachers or lawyers? Do we lose more young nurses overseas than other professions? Why does the average income of nurse graduates plateau and fall after five years? FIONA CASSIE reports on two Ministry of Education studies about young graduates’ incomes and destinations.

A day in the life of an Iwi provider recent graduate nurse

Follow a day in the life of recent graduate nurses Courtney Fermanis from early morning crossfit to door-knocking as an outreach immunisation nurse for her iwi.

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...
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