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Improving larger patients’ healthcare experiences

Health researchers have more in common with wordsmiths and artists than you might think. The gaps within our health system can be brought to life and better understood with thoroughly researched semantics and articulated...

Registered nurse prescribing in community health

Earlier this month Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa announced a managed roll out of limited nurse prescribing of contraceptives and some short-term antibiotics for common conditions. The Nursing Council, in partnership with Counties Manukau...

How nurses can lead environmental sustainability

With the health of our planet increasingly under the spotlight, the healthcare profession could help it heal. Rebekah Fraser examined the ways nurses can lead environmental sustainability. Earlier this year, more than 900 New Zealand...

Opinion: Nursing education – when theory doesn’t meet practice

Having worked for a number of years and completed all the available training as a caregiver in the broad intellectual disability field, I wanted to understand more anatomy and physiology, which I identified as...

10 million dollar funding for nursing grad’s teen mum programme

Nicky Skerman grew up in Palmerston North and worked as a Plunket nurse until she had her four children. After years of being a full-time-mother, she decided to upskill. Nicky completed two post graduate...

NZNO wins international membership award

The Award recognises NZNO’s membership inclusiveness and diversity, with the Gold level reserved for a national nursing association that (at 31 March) had at least 75 per cent of its country’s nurses as members....

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...

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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