New degree puts nursing in reach for more people

The two-year pre-registration programme allows degree-qualified students a direct and much faster route to a nursing career. Postgraduate Team Manager for Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice, Helen Nielsen says the new qualification is...

Opinion: Monina Hernandez – Fast-tracking recruitment of IQNs into the aged care sector

Last month, the internationally qualified nurses’ (IQN) community welcomed the inclusion of aged care registered nurse into the Long Term Skill Shortage List  (LTSSL) by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The LTSSL...

Whanau support key driver for nursing student’s success

UCOL Whanganui nursing student Tengaahere Peeti credits her whanau for her desire to help people. Photo/Supplied Tengaahere Peeti’s whanau has been instrumental in her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner. Despite being the first in her...

Karitane nurses urged to come out of retirement

Karitane-trained nurses in retirement are being encouraged to consider their options as demand for the specialised service they offer skyrockets. Dr Truby King, babycare expert and author, founded his first training institution and children’s hospital...

Opinion: Jenny Carryer – calling on NPs to resuscitate an over-burdened health system

Professor Jenny Carryer says Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are a cost-effective form of service delivery and must be granted the time, space and autonomy to deliver the exact type of care and approach for which they are educated.

Awards aim to support Māori nurses improve clinical practice

Applications are now open for the 2019 Tapuhi Kaitiaki Awards, which are aimed to support Māori nurses to continue in their studies and improve their clinical practice.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.

New nursing service strengthens support for Pacific families

A new nursing service is strengthening the support available for Porirua’s Pacific families and ensuring they can access health services in their home.

Nursing central to Mental Health package

Nurses will play an important role in the $1.9 billion Mental Health package announced in yesterday’s budget.

“I was bullied for two years solid”: bullying in aged care and why it...

An aged care nurse shares her experience of being bullied at work and what she thinks is needed to stamp out bullying in the workplace.


More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.


Sponsored: Why the mitochondria are becoming the next big health topic

Health consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of cellular dysfunction when it comes to healthy aging and managing health issues