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Nurses who take calls around the clock from some of our most vulnerable are going on strike after being offered an effective pay 'cut'.
'Short-sighted' move by Massey to cut Auckland nursing degree -- but the campus faced challenges, say students.
A revamped fairer tax system is vital for the country to be able to afford the health system it needs.

Healthline and telehealth nurses to strike over pay ‘cut’ from profitable bosses

Nurses who take calls around the clock from some of our most vulnerable have voted to go on a 24-hour strike next week, after an offer they describe as an effective pay cut.

Axing Auckland nursing degree ‘short-sighted’ in the face of nursing shortfall

Axing Massey's Auckland nursing degree is 'short-sighted', say critics -- but students describe a challenging learning environment.

‘Disappointed’ primary health nurses pin hopes on pay equity claim

NZNO is preparing to "urgently" lodge a pay equity claim for primary health care (PHC) members, who narrowly voted to accept a pay deal after two years of bargaining and a strike.

Matariki brings a new name for college of child and youth nurses

Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa -- NZNO's college of child and youth nurses (CCYN) has been gifted a new name to reflect its commitment to equitable health outcomes for tamariki in Aotearoa.

‘Do you live or do you try and finish this degree?’ — Tauira share the personal toll of trying to become a nurse

A third of nursing students are reconsidering their career choice, because the job seems too stressful, an NZNO student survey has found.

And it’s a ‘yes’ (just) — Te Whatu Ora nurses, members, accept pay proposal in close vote

Strike action has been called off as NZNO nurses, health-care assistants, midwives and kaiāwhina voted -- closely -- to accept Te Whatu Ora's offer, after more than 10 months of collective agreement negotiations.

Schools of nursing unite in urgent call to protect ‘at risk’ nurse educators

Academics from across Aotearoa's 20 nursing schools are speaking up in an unprecedented and "urgent" call to protect what they say is an at-risk but crucial part of the nursing workforce.

Victoria University’s nursing staff escape cuts but midwifery remains in sights

Nursing staff at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)'s school of nursing and midwifery are breathing a sigh of relief today after finding out there would be no cuts to its nursing programme staff.

Fast-track door to nursing in Aotearoa opens for Pacific nurses

A grandmother of seven is among 40 ākonga (students) who have signed up for a new diploma to support Pacific-trained nurses into the New Zealand workforce.

Proposed perioperative practitioner role could push nurses out of theatres — college

Nurses fear a proposal to turn anaesthetic technicians (ATs) into ‘perioperative practitioners’ could spell the end of nurses in operating theatres.

Nurses vote ‘overwhelmingly’ to accept pay equity offer

After more than a year of litigation, more than 30,000 nurses, health-care assistants (HCAs) and other kaimahi hauora have voted "overwhelmingly" to accept Te Whatu Ora's pay equity offer.

Te Whatu Ora members prepare to strike as call goes out for 4000 more nurses

Te Whatu Ora nurses, midwives, kaiāwhina and health-care assistants are preparing to strike next month, as NZNO calls for thousands more nurses to fill workforce gaps.

Nursing schools fight ‘significant’ proposed staff cuts

Proposed cuts to more than a quarter of Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington (VUW)'s school of nursing and midwifery staff have been paused after a $128 million Government tertiary education rescue package.

Nurses welcome ‘critical’ $128 million funding boost for tertiary education

Nurse educators are welcoming a $128-million funding boost for tertiary education, saying it is is "critical" to maintaining a highly skilled nursing workforce and improving patient outcomes.

Scale of nursing deficit ‘confronting’, says minister as workforce plan announced

A long awaited national health workforce plan includes a target to reduce attrition rates of student nurses from 30 to 20 per cent, and provide more support to the existing workforce.

Boost to student placements ‘amazing’ — but do we have enough teachers?

A commitment to boost nursing student numbers by 10 per cent has been welcomed as 'positive news' for the nursing sector, but concerns remain over how the additional recruits will be supported to get through their training.

How can we fund the public health system we need?

A revamped fairer tax system is vital for the country to be able to afford the health system it needs.

Holding hands across the globe — the power of indigenous nursing

Visiting the recent International Council of Nurses (ICN) congress in Montreal, Canada, recently was a deeply emotional experience for myself and Tāpūhi Toputanga Kaitiaki o Aotearoa – NZNO’s delegation of Māori nurses.

Recruiting IQNs not the answer to nursing shortages — president reports from ICN congress

Wealthier countries' continued unethical recruitment of nurses from poorer countries was an important subject of discussion at this year's International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress.

Legendary Conversations — a podcast series on health care

Starting patients on new medications, gout and antimicrobial stewardship are explored in this podcast series from He Ako Hiringa. You can listen to them on this page, or download them on Spotify or Apple Podcasts to your phone or computer.

Ideas on culturally safe consultations

The path to culturally safe practice is full of opportunity; however it can be hard to incorporate new ways of working (and thinking) in such busy times.

Managing patients’ antibiotic expectations

Tackling inappropriate use of antibiotics is vital to preserving the effectiveness of these important drugs. In this country, for example, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid remains the second most-used antibiotic, despite very limited indications for its use. Inappropriate use of antibiotics may stem partly from meeting patient expectations for treatment. The following case study highlights how … Continue reading "Managing patients’ antibiotic expectations"

It’s cool to kōrero — August

Kai moana -- food from the sea.

Mahere hau — an integrated bicultural nursing assessment framework

Learning how to assess patients is at the foundation of nursing education. Staff at Waikato University's new nursing programmes have devised an assessment framework which incorporates the values they espouse -- using a bicultural and holistic approach to care which embeds mental health in all parts of the curriculum.

It’s cool to kōrero — July

Ko Rakaia tōku awa. -- Rakaia is my river.

‘I feel it was inevitable — why should I be any different to anybody else?’

Māori nurse, researcher and long-time advocate for equitable cancer outcomes in a Eurocentric and racist health system, Jacquie Kidd faces her own cancer diagnosis, that came too late.

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Maranga Mai! What needs to change for a safe, representative and flourishing nursing workforce?

Safe staffing, funding and mentoring for all nurses are key to a flourishing, representative and skilled workforce with enough Māori and Pacific to safely care for all Aotearoa communities -- a key focus of NZNO's Maranga Mai! strategy.

AUGUST 2023 crossword

Print out the grid (using PRINT tab at the bottom right of this page) and use the clues below. July answers are below the clues.

JULY 2023 crossword

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Anaesthetic technicians no threat to perioperative nurses, says their society

The New Zealand Anaesthetic Technicians' Society (NZATS) would like to thank our nursing colleagues for their views in relation to the review being conducted by the Medical Sciences Council (MSC) into the anaesthetic technician (AT) scope of practice. While the message portrayed by the perioperative nurses is nothing new and was not unexpected, it does … Continue reading "Anaesthetic technicians no threat to perioperative nurses, says their society"

Participants sought for nurse-led research into eating disorders

I am a registered nurse looking for people affected by eating disorders, and their family members, for my PhD research.

Trauma-informed care micro-credential in Aotearoa

At Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) Te Pūkenga, we offer the only trauma-Informed care micro-credential in Aotearoa and would love more people to know about our next intake.

Wound care conference important for keeping skills up to date

 Wound management and the dressing of wounds are some of the most basic services offered in primary health care facilities across New Zealand.

Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and NZ nursing scholarship 2023

The Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) offers a nursing scholarship every year. Applications for the 2023 scholarship close on Monday, September 4.

Abstracts wanted for stomal therapy nurses’ 2024 conference

Conference Link: CSTN Conference 2024 Conference theme “Innovation” Ellerslie Events Centre, Feb 29 – March 1, 2024

Nursing Council of New Zealand Vote 23

Candidates for Nursing Council election

Nominations for three nurse members to be elected to the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) board closed at 5pm, Friday, June 30, 2023.

New Zealand Faith Community Nurse Association closes

The New Zealand Faith Community Nurse Association (NZFCNA) has served many communities throughout New Zealand since a pilot at Nelson Cathedral over two decades ago begun by Elaine Tyrrell. This form of nursing practice combines practical nursing with the Christian ministry of health care.