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More cash support for nursing students struggling with high dropout rates is
Free coffee, groceries, ease 'daily grind' for hard-working nurses and midwives.
More than 2000 nurses so far have expressed concern over proposed new RN competencies as consultation deadline looms.

What can Pākeha do? Anti-racism event offers chance to ‘stand up, fight back’

A Te Tiriti o Waitangi-focused event in March will help nurses and kaiāwhina become more culturally and politically competent at an 'alarming' time, say organisers and NZNO's kaiwhakahaere.

Shane Reti says end goal is a NZ-trained culturally competent nursing workforce

More cash support for nursing students struggling with high dropout rates is "not off the table", says Minister of Health Shane Reti.

A bit of aroha — and coffee — goes a long way for Waikato and Auckland nurses

Hundreds of Waikato and Auckland nurses have been treated with free coffee and groceries in recent years, courtesy of community-minded publisher Chris Biddulph.

Nurses concerned over leap in competencies proposed by Nursing Council

The Nursing Council of New Zealand says it is listening, after a "strong" response from nearly 2300 nurses to its proposed new competencies for both enrolled nurses (ENs) and registered nurses (RNs).

Nurses and kaiāwhina show up to a Waitangi event ‘like no other’

Rhetoric from leaders of a three-headed coalition Government "taniwha" at Waitangi this year reflected ignorance and "diminished" Māori, says Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa kaiwhakahere Kerri Nuku.

‘Just a really good guy’ — NZNO leaders mourn former kaumātua Richard Rangi Wallace

NZNO's Te Rūnanga members are mourning Richard Rangi Wallace, NZNO's former kaumātua and Māori Anglican pīhopa (bishop) o Te Waipounamu who died on January 6.

New scholarship for rainbow nursing students embraces diversity

A new scholarship for rainbow nursing students is an "immense" step towards a safe and inclusive nursing workforce that celebrates diversity, say NZNO -- Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa student leaders.

Smokefree rollback ‘deeply, widely felt’ by nurses, say Christchurch protestors

About 200 nurses, health workers and other opponents of the Government's decision to roll back the SmokeFree Aotearoa legislation turned out in Christchurch today for a third protest against the move.

‘Please share your art of nursing with our graduate-entry students’

Two nursing educators encourage clinical RNs to welcome graduate-entry students, and share their 'art of nursing' with them.

‘I could nearly see me — the real me’: A transgender nurse shares their story from ‘rock bottom’ to rainbow educator

Having survived addiction and the darkest depression during a lifelong quest to claim their identity, Manawatū transgender nurse Mel Meates believes nursing saved their life.

Menopause: getting it right for your patients

In this webinar, Professor Bev Lawton discusses menopause and how to get the best outcomes for your patients.

Fostering resilience in patients with life-limiting illness

A nurse and aromatherapist investigates what resilience means for patients who are facing the end of their lives, and provides a case study on how aromatherapy can be harnessed to improve resilience.

It’s cool to kōrero — January 2024

Hipi -- sheep

Isabelle Sherrard — an education journey

As New Zealand marks 50 years since nurse training moved out of hospitals and became a tertiary qualification, Kaitiaki looks back at the massive changes in nursing education through the eyes of former nursing school head Isabelle Sherrard.

Bullying in the nursing profession: Can mentoring ameliorate the ill effects?

Bullying can have a devastating effect on nurses, and some even leave their jobs because of it. This research study asks if mentoring can ease the problem.

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‘Innovative’ nurse-pharmacist partnership can help with declining childhood immunisation rates

I write as a registered nurse (RN) and immunisation coordinator, deeply concerned about the declining childhood immunisation rates in Aotearoa.

Health professionals’ views sought for survey on variations in sex characteristics

We are researchers from the University of Waikato – Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato and we are exploring professionals’ experiences of working with people with variations in sex characteristics.

Registered nurses considering post-graduate study sought for study

Are you a registered nurse (RN) and thinking of doing postgraduate study in health sciences?

Survey on key issues facing health-care workers

Kantar, a global research and insights consultancy, is conducting a survey on behalf of our client, UP Education, to better understand the key issues facing existing health-care workers and the role of education in solving some of these issues.

‘Kerri Nuku needs to stick with nursing and leave history to the experts’

Kerri Nuku needs to stick with nursing and leave history to the experts.

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