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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.

ACEing your ACE application

Don't leave your application to the last minute says ACE recruitment consultant QUENTIN CAMPBELL. Nursing Review talks to him about why a good application takes time. And shares some of his tips.

Anything but uniform: what nurses wear to work

Views on uniforms are as diverse as the nurses who wear them. Nursing Review talks to two nursing directors about their process of introducing a new uniform for nursing staff.

Reflection: embracing learning opportunities

An emergency patient with diabetic ketoacidosis has Cherylanne Turner, a third-year nursing student at NorthTec, reflecting on embracing opportunities and teamwork.

Patient handling: getting it right for both staff and patient

Moving a patient without harming them or yourself is basic, but not simple, care. Getting it right requires not only good training, equipment and bedside spaces but also a good workplace culture. Nursing Review finds out more.

New graduate nurse ups medication to lethal dose: poor communication highlighted in inquiry

A heart patient died in hospital after a graduate nurse upped the dosage of a beta-blocker thinking the prescribing doctor had made an error. The third time a similar medication error has been made by nurses in New Zealand.

A day in the life… of a flight nurse

We look at a day up in the air and down on the ground for Whangarei Flight Nurse JANET BARKER that starts with a 5.30am phonecall about a 200 kg patient in need...

Tips for a top nurse portfolio

LIZ MANNING shares some simple tips on how to keep your nursing portfolio manageable, succinct, and of a good quality.

Filipino nurses: our fastest-growing nursing workforce

Filipino nurses are fast becoming a mainstay of the New Zealand health and aged care sector. FIONA CASSIE gained some insights into the nursing culture in the Philippines and talks about why we shouldn’t take this workforce for granted.

Coping with shiftwork: is there a perfect roster?

Shiftwork isn’t natural, and long-term it isn’t healthy – but it is essential for modern health care. So the challenge is to minimise the risks and maximise any lifestyle benefits. FIONA CASSIE talks to a sleep physiologist and nurse leaders to find out how to do just that.

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