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A strong voice for Pasifika people in nursing

Despite a growing Pasifika population, Pasifika are underrepresented in New Zealand’s health system. Recipients of Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarships hope to build the capability of Pasifika people to become health professionals.

Nursing scholarship enables student to follow her career passions

Third-year Bachelor of Nursing student Ruth Trow has been awarded the inaugural Summerset Graduate Nurse Scholarship.

Does intentional rounding work on the ward floor? A student perspective

Realistic or unattainable? A group of student nurses* reflect on their experiences of intentional or ‘hourly’ rounding on the ward floor and examine the evidence on whether it improves bedside care.

Tips on being a nursing student and a parent

A third of Kiwi nursing students are juggling raising or supporting families with their nursing studies. Baz MacDonald talks to two of them about the obstacles and challenges they face.

The benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds

Why more nurses aren’t active participants in ward rounds raised questions for a group of nursing students. Here they share their literature review findings into the benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds.

Switch of head at Massey’s nursing school over values issues

Former head of Massey University’s nursing school Professor Annette Huntington was confirmed this week as acting head after former head Dr Mark Jones left the school last month.

Using interpreters: the patient’s right to understand and be understood

A situation where a nursing student found themselves being a reluctant, untrained interpreter for a patient raised questions for a group of five second-year nursing students and prompted this literature review.

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.

Whanganui nursing students achieve 100 per cent pass rate

UCOL Whanganui nursing students achieved a 100 per cent pass rate this year and one has earned a place at Dunedin Medical School.

Nursing school staff amongst 70 taking redundancy

About a third of Massey University's Wellington nursing school staff are looking to take up a voluntary redundancy offer made by Massey University.

DR WELLNESS

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.

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