November 3, 2023
|New Zealand nurses are celebrating 50 years since nurse training began moving out of hospitals and into the education sector — but warn tertiary funding pressures and a pay gap of up to $40,000 for lecturers are putting the future of nursing education at risk.
Read more... Nurses celebrate 50 years of tertiary education — but fear for its future
August 23, 2023
A third of nursing students are reconsidering their career choice, because the job seems too stressful, an NZNO student survey has found.
Read more... ‘Do you live or do you try and finish this degree?’ — Tauira share the personal toll of trying to become a nurse
August 23, 2023
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.
Read more... Schools of nursing unite in urgent call to protect ‘at risk’ nurse educators
August 7, 2023
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.
Read more... Fast-track door to nursing in Aotearoa opens for Pacific nurses
August 3, 2023
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.
Read more... Victoria University’s nursing staff escape cuts but midwifery remains in sights
August 2, 2023
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.
Read more... Mahere hau — an integrated bicultural nursing assessment framework
July 20, 2023
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.
Read more... Nursing schools fight ‘significant’ proposed staff cuts
July 18, 2023
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.
Read more... Nurses welcome ‘critical’ $128 million funding boost for tertiary education
May 17, 2023
The journey to complete a master of nursing has served to further ignite Tania Bailey’s passion for reducing health inequities for Māori.
Read more... Turning perception into practice: Advocating for cultural safety in health care
May 2, 2023
Would-be-nurses need financial support during their studies — not afterwards, say NZNO nursing students.
Read more... Students and nurses douse National’s ‘brainless’ bonding scheme
May 2, 2023
Student nurses can feel intimidated by hospital hierarchy while on clinical placements, so don’t always give their views or ask questions. In this article, five students reflect on their experience of hospital hierarchy.
Read more... Managing hospital hierarchy — not ‘just a student nurse’
November 24, 2022
Just a heads up that 2023 will mark 50 years since New Zealand started comprehensive nursing training. In 1973, Christchurch and Wellington were the first two polytechnics to start this new method of nurse training, following the publication of the Carpenter report.
Read more... Nearly 50 years of comprehensive training
November 17, 2022
Maranga Mai! — NZNO’s campaign to fix the nursing crisis –calls for immigration rules that will increase the recruitment and retention of migrant nurses. But after being left off the fast-track to residency here amid a global nursing shortage, migrant nurses are eyeing other countries with fewer barriers. What needs to change?
Read more... Maranga Mai! Immigration — what needs to change?
November 11, 2022
A new scholarship for nursing students in South Canterbury is now available through the Bidwill Trust Hospital in Timaru.
Read more... Applications open for new $3000 nursing scholarship in South Canterbury
November 9, 2022
An increasingly ‘academic-oriented’ nursing profession has done nothing to support Māori into the workforce, says Māori nurse educator Pipi Barton, in a call to return to paid training.
Read more... Fund our training — it’s time for the Government to seriously invest in the domestic nursing workforce
September 23, 2022
As Aotearoa New Zealand faces down a nursing shortfall of thousands, changes are afoot to how overseas nurses are registered here. In the second part of a series exploring Maranga Mai!, NZNO’s campaign to fix the nursing crisis, Kaitiaki looks at what needs to change in the registration process.
Read more... Maranga Mai! Registration — what needs to change?
September 15, 2022
Read more... NZNO members silently protest to Andrew Little over ‘reneging’ on promised back pay
September 1, 2022
Nursing students say they would welcome free training in New Zealand, after the Australian state of Victoria this week announced a $270 million investment to train 10,000 nurses and midwives over the next two years.
Read more... The Aussies are doing it — can we train nurses for free here?
August 24, 2022
About a third of Aotearoa’s nursing workforce is comprised of overseas-trained nurses, nurse vacancies are into the thousands and an estimated one in three nursing students are dropping out — with even higher rates for Māori and Pacific1. In the first of a series exploring Maranga Mai!, NZNO’s campaign to fix the nursing crisis, Kaitiaki looks at what needs to change in nursing education.
Read more... Maranga Mai! Education — what needs to change?