September 7, 2023
Please send letters for publication to: [email protected]. We reserve the right to edit letters for sense and length. Shorter letters (under 400 words) are preferred. Please include name, address, nursing qualifications and phone number.
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 2, 2023
Nurses fear a proposal to turn anaesthetic technicians (ATs) into ‘perioperative practitioners’ could spell the end of nurses in operating theatres.
Read more... Proposed perioperative practitioner role could push nurses out of theatres — college
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 31, 2023
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.
Read more... Nurses vote ‘overwhelmingly’ to accept pay equity offer
July 31, 2023
Ko Rakaia tōku awa. — Rakaia is my river.
Read more... It’s cool to kōrero — July
July 28, 2023
Conference Link: CSTN Conference 2024
Conference theme “Innovation”
Ellerslie Events Centre, Feb 29 – March 1, 2024
Read more... Abstracts wanted for stomal therapy nurses’ 2024 conference
July 27, 2023
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.
Read more... Te Whatu Ora members prepare to strike as call goes out for 4000 more nurses
July 26, 2023
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.
Read more... Ideas on culturally safe consultations
July 25, 2023
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.
Read more... Maranga Mai! What needs to change for a safe, representative and flourishing nursing workforce?
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
July 18, 2023
Print out the grid (using PRINT tab at the bottom right of this page) and use the clues below. June answers are below the clues.
Read more... JULY 2023 crossword
July 17, 2023
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 both prescribers and non-prescribers can help to ensure antibiotics are used appropriately.
Read more... Managing patients’ antibiotic expectations
July 13, 2023
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.
Read more... ‘I feel it was inevitable — why should I be any different to anybody else?’
July 11, 2023
Nominations for three nurse members to be elected to the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) board closed at 5pm, Friday, June 30, 2023.
Read more... Candidates for Nursing Council election
July 5, 2023
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.
Read more... Scale of nursing deficit ‘confronting’, says minister as workforce plan announced
July 5, 2023
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.
Read more... Boost to student placements ‘amazing’ — but do we have enough teachers?
July 4, 2023
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.
Read more... New Zealand Faith Community Nurse Association closes
June 30, 2023
NZNO members are being urged to give feedback on the future of the organisation, it’s structures and governance as part of a wide-ranging review which many hope will result in a re-write of the constitution.
Read more... Members encouraged to have say on NZNO’s future