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Unions: health budget needs $1.1 billion just to retain status quo

Unions say health needs at least an extra $1.1 billion in the Budget if health care is not to go backwards.  And a $2.3 billion boost for the health sector to regain the same spending power it had seven years ago.

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.

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.

New NP scope now in effect

A new broader and more flexible nurse practitioner (NP) scope of practice came into effect on 6 April. The new scope means future NPs will no longer be restricted to a specific area of practice and are trusted to practise with their areas of competence and experience.

Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice

Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end. 

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.

‘Awesome’ being country’s first RN prescriber

Her first script was for paracetamol but writing it herself was "still an awesome feeling", says the country's first registered nurse prescriber.

Shift working nurses: how fatigued are you?

A national online survey into nurse fatigue is launching this week and shift working nurses are being urged to share their work and sleep patterns.

Try a little kindness

Nursing Review talks to nurse manager MIKAELA SHANNON about a project to encourage and role model caring and kindness between nurses.

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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