September 2022

Maranga Mai! Education — what needs to change?

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.

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September 2022

Ode to Shortland Street

August 18, 2022

I wrote this poem in honour of the Government’s latest recruitment plan for nursing, and read it out at a recent delegates’ meeting. I thought the wider membership might like to read it too:

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