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Using interpreters: the patient’s right to understand and be understood

A situation where a nursing student found themselves being a reluctant, untrained interpreter for a patient raised questions for a group of five second-year nursing students and prompted this literature review.

Mauritian twin doctors embark on new life in New Zealand

By the time identical twins Viraj and Varun Boodhun started their Bachelor of Nursing degree at EIT, they had gained a medical degree overseas and were well on their way to becoming medical specialists....

Tips on being a nursing student and a parent

A third of Kiwi nursing students are juggling raising or supporting families with their nursing studies. Baz MacDonald talks to two of them about the obstacles and challenges they face.

Covid-19: Major nationwide nurses’ strike set for next month

Thousands of nurses working at medical centres across New Zealand are expected to walk off the job for one day next month as part of a desperate plea for better pay. The New Zealand Nurses...

Personal resilience: developing and drawing on your own resources

As 2019 began and you reviewed the stresses and successes of the previous year, you may have resolved to try to meet the challenges of the year ahead more resiliently. In this learning activity, we'll review perspectives on personal resilience, and its potential – and limits – for your professional life.

Nursing scholarship enables student to follow her career passions

Third-year Bachelor of Nursing student Ruth Trow has been awarded the inaugural Summerset Graduate Nurse Scholarship.

A good attitude, good shoes and home baking: a student’s tips on preparing for...

Third year nursing student Mady Watt looks back and shares some advice she'd liked to have read before her first clinical placement. Including some tips for getting along with your preceptor.

A strong voice for Pasifika people in nursing

Despite a growing Pasifika population, Pasifika are underrepresented in New Zealand’s health system. Recipients of Ministry of Health Pasifika Scholarships hope to build the capability of Pasifika people to become health professionals.

Nursing school staff amongst 70 taking redundancy

About a third of Massey University's Wellington nursing school staff are looking to take up a voluntary redundancy offer made by Massey University.

Work experience crystalised career ambitions for aspiring nurse

Work experience at an aged care facility has helped confirm Nanise Bulicakau’s plans to pursue a career in nursing.
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Opinion: Hope is the key

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