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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.

More than 80 per cent of new grads still nursing five years on

New graduate nurses are much more likely to still be nursing five years after graduating if they start their career in a new grad programme, just released analysis confir

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...

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.

Whanganui nursing students achieve 100 per cent pass rate

By: Liz Wylie UCOL Whanganui nursing students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year and one has earned a place at Dunedin Medical School. And the news gets even better - 90 per cent...
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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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