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Does intentional rounding work on the ward floor? A student perspective

Realistic or unattainable? A group of student nurses* reflect on their experiences of intentional or ‘hourly’ rounding on the ward floor and examine the evidence on whether it improves bedside care.

Students favouring health, engineering and IT over accounting, teaching

New Zealand is training a lot more doctors and nurses, but fewer accountants and teachers, as students seek out courses that will get them good jobs.

The benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds

Why more nurses aren’t active participants in ward rounds raised questions for a group of nursing students. Here they share their literature review findings into the benefits and barriers to nurses attending ward rounds.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Whanau support key driver for nursing student’s success

UCOL Whanganui nursing student Tengaahere Peeti credits her whanau for her desire to help people. Photo/Supplied Tengaahere Peeti’s whanau has been instrumental in her journey to becoming a nurse practitioner. Despite being the first in her...

New degree puts nursing in reach for more people

The two-year pre-registration programme allows degree-qualified students a direct and much faster route to a nursing career. Postgraduate Team Manager for Wintec’s Centre for Health and Social Practice, Helen Nielsen says the new qualification is...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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