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University and DHB partner to deliver new nursing degree

The University of Waikato and Waikato District Health Board announced today that they are working together to develop a Bachelor of Nursing programme. The announcement comes shortly after the University announced in August that it...

Nurses support Strike 4 Climate

As students, adults and over 90 businesses prepare to support the Strike 4 Climate tomorrow, the College of Nurses Aotearoa has also come out in support of the cause. Executive Director of the College, Professor...

Mental health, addiction, disability nursing focus of conference

Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses will host its international conference ‘Weaving the threads of wellbeing together’ at Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Porirua on 1 to 2 October. Ahead of the...

New frailty guides to empower nurses and reduce variation for patients

As Aotearoa’s aged population increases, the recognition and treatment of frailty has become crucial to all health care environments. Ngā aratohu maimoa hauwarea | Frailty care guides, published today by the Health Quality & Safety...

“There for me every step of the way”

“Lucky” is not an adjective many people would choose after going through what Barbara Bew experienced.  Yet despite enduring a terrifying domestic assault after a major health emergency, the Registered Nurse chooses to maintain...

Outstanding nurses recognised at NZNO awards

The highest accolade - the 2019 NZNO Award of Honour - was presented to Porirua-based Pacific Nurse Sipaia Kupa. The Award of Honour is given to an NZNO member who (among many other criteria) has...

Plunket nurses vote in favour of landmark pay offer

Plunket nurses, health workers and administrators voted on 12 September to accept a landmark pay offer. The Collective Agreement signed with Plunket covers 800 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), and is...

Nursing in the blood: four generations of nurses in one family

If there is a nursing gene, it undoubtedly runs in the Williams family. Danielle Williams, the youngest of the Hawke’s Bay dynasty of nurses, recently graduated from her Bachelor of Nursing at EIT. Her...

Investing in nurses to tackle DHB waiting lists

DHBs around the country are using numerous methods to tackle waiting lists and keep up with patient demand. Some of these solutions include outsourcing surgeries, employing locum doctors and upskilling nurses. The benefit of utilising nurses...

Reduction of worker hours at Southland facilities challenged

The NZNO is challenging proposed staffing changes at two facilities run by Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS), saying they will reduce standards of patient care and put extra strain on nursing and care staff, and...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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