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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.

ePortfolio… free and easy

An electronic portfolio record for nurses developed by Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō* (NMoĀ) ­­– the Māori nursing workforce development programme – is now open and available to all nurses for free.

Māori and Pacific nurses: is burnout inevitable?

We look at the extra expectations that are often placed on Māori and Pacific nurses and shares some advice for nurses and workplaces on how to avoid the risk of burnout.

A day in the life of a nurse in Antarctica

Penguin & whale spotting at lunchtime...Caryn Braun spent the Antarctic summer as a flight nurse at McMurdo Station for the United States Antarctic Programme. Find out about the day in the life of a nurse in Antarctica.

NZ nursing history: 100 years of NZNO

In 1909 New Zealand nurses formed the first national voice for nursing. For much of its first 100 years this voice recoiled at becoming a union but eventually evolved into the dual professional and industrial roles of today’s New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Fiona Cassie in 2009 looked back at NZNO's history.

Ouch: crushed fingers and purply-black nails

Fingers may be small but wounds to them can be disproportionately painful and debilitating. FIONA CASSIE seeks first aid advice for nurses from emergency NP Margaret Colligan on crushed fingers and other common finger wounds.

What is cultural safety and why does it matter?

FRAN RICHARDSON shares her research into cultural safety including how nurses use cultural safety in their everyday practice.

Diabetic foot case studies

From whitebaiters in gumboots to a women wearing their favourite boots: nurse REBECCA ABURN shares some case studies from the frontline of diabetes foot care.

A day in the life of a cosmetic nurse

Plastic Surgical Nurse Consultant ANGELA FRAZER trained at Middlemore Hospital before becoming one of the country’s most experienced cosmetic skin care specialist nurses and first botox practitioners. Follow her day of botox, skin consultations, tears, smiles, crow's feet and unfurrowed brows.

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