Meet new graduate nurse Megan Lyell and share a frustrating day in the life of the full-time job hunter and part-time emergency response attendant on Auckland's North Shore.
6.15am: I leap out of bed and go for a walk ... NOT! Reality is that I snooze for another 15 minutes then drag myself from my happy place to make a cuppa... Read on and find out how the rest of the day pans out for primary health care nurse Robynann Dyson.
Jesse Lee Gamutan's working day begins with a frail patient falling and a crying caregiver. Find out how the day progresses and about her nursing career path from the Philippines' Professional Regulations Commission to a Warkworth residential aged care facility.
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.
We look to nurses as learners, educators, and leaders in this edition. Read on about teaching fledgling nurses in the classroom and on the ward, fostering leadership skills, nurses sharing their career tales, and milestones past and future in the recognition of competence and professional development.
Bibliography celebrates 'coming of age' of New Zealand's cultural safety approach to nursing.
We look at a day in the life of Sue Glover - one of the country's new Registered Nurse First Surgical Assistants working with mostly children before, during and after their heart surgery.