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
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?