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Mental health nurse morale lowest for decades says PSA organiser

Morale amongst mental health nurses is at the lowest ebb since he began working in the sector more than 25 years ago, says mental health nurses organiser Ashok Shankar.

Migrant nurse caregivers ‘insulted’ and cut-out of top pay rate

Telling migrant caregivers with nursing degrees they are ineligible for the top of the new caregiver pay scale without more study is 'an insult', says the president of the Filipino Nurses Association of New Zealand.

Foreign nursing degrees assessed “at least Level 4” but cultural competency the barrier

Care workers with overseas nursing degrees were assessed as meeting the "health and wellbeing qualification requirement at Level 4", says the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

Call for no ‘bullying’ tactics with ‘vaccinate or mask’ policy

Nursing union NZNO is calling for no 'bullying tactics' by Waikato District Health Board as the board's 'vaccinate or mask' policy comes into effect with the declaring of the flu season.

Training of most NPs still being done ‘on a shoestring’

Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.

DHB nurses to pursue pay equity

The nursing union NZNO has tabled its intent to pursue a pay equity claim for district health board nurses.

Staffing pressure and ethical clashes behind moral distress

Research indicating nearly half of nurses have considered quitting their job because of moral distress hit a chord recently. FIONA CASSIE talks to researcher Martin Wood about moral distress and why we can’t keep ignoring its toll.

The nursing blues: are we caring enough for our carers?

Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.

Tripling of NP registrations in one year

Increased support for the NP role and streamlined registration processes contributed to 77 new NPs being registered last year – more than triple the rate of previous years, says the Nursing Council.

Bullying and the ‘caring profession’

Bullying is prevalent in New Zealand workplaces and the ‘caring profession’ is far from an exception. Nursing Review reports on some challenging research on nurse bullying, some nurse leader thoughts on bullying and a nurse manager’s project to encourage nurses to be kinder to each other.

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