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Women’s unit opens at Palmerston North Hospital

Women will now have their own dedicated space in Palmerston North Hospital for surgical recovery and assessments with the opening of the new Women’s Assessment and Surgical Unit (WASU). Opened with a blessing on Tuesday...

EIT student Miriama discovers nursing destiny 

Since she was young, Fijian-born EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...

International Year of the Nurse

2020 has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as the International Year of the Nurse. EIT is joining the celebrations by putting a local face on an international campaign. Throughout the year EIT will...

Finding the funny side in nursing care

Have you ever been cared for by a nurse who made you laugh? Research from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington shows the nurse may have been utilising a crucial component of their professional...

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...

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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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