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    Where are new graduates getting jobs?

    28 March 2017

    Once again around 60 per cent of new nurses have gained a graduate placement by March leaving 551 still job-hunting. The latest job statistics also provides a region-by-region breakdown of which areas are employing the greatest proportion of new graduates.

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    Decline in new nurses in mentored rest home programmes

    28 March 2017

    The number of new nurses being employed by rest homes and aged care hospitals through mentored new graduate programmes has fallen this year – despite keen applicants still job-hunting.

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    Rural workforce training options to be debated

    27 March 2017

    Two health education proposals to help meet a chronic shortage of rural health professionals are on the agenda of this week's National Rural Health Conference.

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    World TB Day: technology & nursing making a difference

    24 March 2017

    A nursing smartphone innovation making tuberculosis treatment easier for both nurses and clients is being celebrated to mark World TB Day today.

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    Latest survey indicates nurses morale falling but burnout levels low

    22 March 2017

    Restructuring and heavy workloads have seen nursing morale fall in the latest NZNO biennial nursing survey but despite this few nurses are indicating signs of burnout.

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    Kiwi connection to new poem by UK nurse-poet star

    20 March 2017

    A special nursing poem on valuing the time of elderly patients – launched last week at England's Chief Nursing Officer's annual summit – has a Kiwi connection.

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    Kiwi nursing schools make top 100 again

    10 March 2017

    Two Kiwi nursing schools are still ranked in the top 100 nursing schools in a global university survey but are outpaced by Australian schools which now have two schools in the top ten.

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    Nurses make mark on rheumatic fever rates

    9 March 2017

    World first research showing sore throat clinics in South Auckland schools helped dramatically drop rheumatic fever rates justifies the hard work put in by nurses and whānau workers, says nurse leader and co-researcher Lizzie Farrell.

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    Great start but fatigue survey still wants more nurses' voices

    8 March 2017

    About 3500 nurses have so far taken part in the country's first nursing fatigue survey but researchers are keen for more – particularly mental health nurses – before the survey closes at the end of March.

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    Anzac nursing tragedy remembered

    7 March 2017

    Anzac nurses across the Tasman recently commemorated the Banka Island massacre -  the tragic story of nursing bravery that is to Australia military nursing what the Marquette tragedy is to New Zealand military nursing. BOB COTTON retells the story of the 21 Australian nurses who lost their lives 75 years ago in the massacre as well as the only nurse who survived to tell the tale.

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    Palliative care nursing: the privilege of sharing a difficult journey

    6 March 2017

    Northland nursing tutor and palliative care nurse Michael McGivern reflects on providing palliative care – the skills, the rewards and the challenges – and encourages others to enter the field.

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    ED nurse takes to road with 'underfunding' campaign

    3 March 2017

    An ED nurse has put his career on hold to take to the road with a combined health unions' national roadshow kicking off tomorrow in Bluff.

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    Nurses dominate survey saying workloads 'unreasonable'

    2 March 2017

    Workload and work pressures have increased in the past five years according to 84% of health workers responding to a health unions' survey. And 72% of the nearly 6000 respondents surveyed this summer say their workloads aren't reasonable,

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    Flu vaccine during pregnancy study adds to evidence

    1 March 2017

    A new study of Australian woman getting the flu vaccine while pregnant has added to the safety evidence of immunisation during pregnancy.

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    New NP interns & NP training videos

    28 February 2017

    The second cohort of nurse practitioner trainees under the pilot NP training programme are underway.  New video resources have also been released outlining what is involved in supervising and mentoring an NP in the making.

Latest Issue

February 2017 Vol. 15 (1)
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    Q & A: Sally Dobbs

    Dr Sally Dobbs is the new chair of NETS (Nursing Education in the Tertiary Sector). Find out about her career spanning a position as deputy matron of an army field hospital in Bosnia and nursing on a hospital ship in the Amazon.

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    A day in the life of... a police watch-house nurse

    Spend a busy day with mental health nurse Steve Howie assessing the steady stream of people who pass through the holding cells of Christchurch Police Station to see whether they have mental health and addiction issues.

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    The nursing blues: are we caring enough for our carers

    Anxiety and depression are expected to be the leading causes of missed work days worldwide in the next five years. International research indicates that nurses already have higher levels of depression and anxiety than the general population. Nursing Review explores the issue.

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    Stress-proofing yourself

    Annette Milligan, a nurse entrepreneur who has run stress management courses and seminars for 27 years, shares some of her top stress-proofing tips.

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    There's more to life than work: nurses on wheels

    Nursing Review reports on three nurses – one a racing car driver and two motorcyclists – and why they believe their passion for wheels is good for their wellbeing.

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    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.

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    iNature: can delivering nature digitally reduce anxiety and pain?

    Visiting American nursing professor Margaret Hansen has set out to establish whether delivering complementary therapies – like nature and music – through mobile technologies is a feasible way of reducing anxiety and pain for surgical patients.

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    Food for thought: can nutrients nurture better mental health?

    When people are suffering from a mental illness, eating healthily often falls by the wayside. But what if nutritional deficiencies are a contributing cause in the first place? Nursing Review talks to psychology professor Julia Rucklidge about the links between nutrition and mental illness.

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    Baby booms to delirium: an experience of overseas dialogue in nursing practice

    Two Kiwi nursing academics invited to China to teach an acute care nursing workshop were nonplussed to find themselves also quasi-advisors on managing nursing shortages in the wake of China’s one-child policy coming to an end. 

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    Nursing in China: how does it compare?

    A baby boom, not retiring nurses, is one of the major nursing workforce issues in China. Chinese nursing director Zheng Ying Wang reflects on other differences and similarities in nursing practice between our two countries.

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    Is what's good for your heart also good for your brain

    Does taking statins reduce the risk of dementia as well as cardiovascular disease? This edition’s Clinically Appraised Topic (CAT) looks at the evidence.

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    Nursing taskforce on task

    JENNY CARRYER reports back on the issues, goals and tasks on the agenda of the national nursing taskforce.