Latest News and Opinion

  • Jed Montayre websize

    "Not deskilling us at all"

    29 May 2017

    In this opinion piece JED MONTAYRE responds to comments in a recent Nursing Review article: Filipino Nurses: our fastest growing nursing workforce[sitetree_link,id=2067]. In the article some Manila-based Philippine nursing leaders questioned whether Filipino nurses risk being deskilled by being pigeon-holed into working in the aged care sector in New Zealand.

  • Stethoscope.jpg

    Health budget boost mostly underwhelms

    26 May 2017

    A record boost in health funding in election year has still left many nurse and health leaders frustrated and underwhelmed that it will not resolve underlying issues in the health sector.

  • tablet desk

    Survey seeks greater voice for rural nurses

    25 May 2017

    Rural nurses are being surveyed and urged to vote for a working group to up the profile of nurses working rurally from small town hospitals to remote communities. 

  • NZmoney.jpg

    Health Budget 2017 at a glance

    25 May 2017

    The historic pay equity settlement and cost pressures take up the lion's share of the Government's record $825 million boost to the health budget for the coming year. Nursing Review gives you  rundown where the health dollars are being spent next year – and where they are not.

  • brain cogs thinking

    New MH innovation fund

    25 May 2017

    The $25 million a year new funding to introduce a social investment approach to trialling early mental health initiatives has been welcomed by some but described as "like giving a starving dog a rubber bone" by others.

  • holding hands 2

    Differing views on aged care nursing shortage

    24 May 2017

    Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner yesterday contradicted concerns about future shortfalls in aged care nursing numbers saying nursing numbers "were more than keeping pace" with growing aged care needs.

  • wheelchair

    Aged care survey finds pay and stress key issues for nurses

    23 May 2017

    Nearly 70 per cent of aged care nurses are dissatisfied with their pay according to the New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey. And stress was the most common cause of work-related illnesses reported by both nurses and their managers.

  • Newspapers.jpg

    New pressure injury guide launched

    23 May 2017

    New guiding principles for preventing pressure injuries launched last week are part of a wider project including developing a national approach to reporting pressure injuries.

  • Newspaper.jpg

    Unions: Health Budget needs $1.1 billion just to retain status quo

    22 May 2017

    Unions say health needs at least an extra $1.1 billion in the Budget if health care is not to go backwards.  And a $2.3 billion boost for the health sector to regain the same spending power it had seven years ago.

  • NZmoney.jpg

    Training of most NPs still being done 'on a shoestring'

    18 May 2017

    Nurse practitioner training shouldn't still need to rely on goodwill and keep facing funding uncertainty, say NP training providers.

  • ehealth.jpg

    Two health winners in Hi-Tech Awards

    18 May 2017

    An innovation growing of the Canterbury quake that allows nurses, doctors and pharmacists to electronically share a patient's care record was a winner at the recent Hi-Tech Awards.

  • News-phone.jpg

    Tripling of NP registrations in one year

    17 May 2017

    Increased support for the NP role and streamlined registration processes contributed to 77 new NPs being registered last year – more than triple the rate of previous years, says the Nursing Council.

  • Stethoscope.jpg

    Pilot NP interns from Kaikohe to Invercargill now registered and working

    17 May 2017

    Eighteen graduates from the pilot fully-funded NP training programme are now registered and starting work as NPs – half of them in primary health care.

  • Red Cross

    Kiwi nurses awarded Florence Nightingale medal

    16 May 2017

    A record three Kiwi nurses – who have served from Gaza to Ebola-struck Liberia – have been announced as winners of the International Red Cross's highest nursing award – the Florence Nightingale Medal.

  • Newspaper.jpg

    Nurse's PhD calls for better service for Samoans at risk of heart disease

    16 May 2017

    Nurses need to involve the whole family of Samoan heart risk patients for lifestyle changes to be made, says nurse researcher Tua Taueetia-Su’a who graduated with her PhD today.

Latest Issue

April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)
  • brian dolan

    Patients and PJs: an unhealthy relationship?

    10 May 2017

    Getting hospital patients out of their pyjamas and into clothes has became a worldwide social media-led movement. FIONA CASSIE finds out about #endPJparalysis and the Christchurch nurse leader behind it.

  • jeepney

    Filipino nurses: our fastest-growing nursing workforce

    10 May 2017

    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 – a country estimated to have up to a staggering 200,000 unemployed nurses – during a brief visit to Manila, including why we shouldn’t take this workforce for granted.

  • Filipino Flag

    Kiwi Filipino nurses supporting ex-pats down under

    10 May 2017

    Monina Gesmundo struggles sometimes when she reads media reports of New Zealand nursing graduates finding it hard to get their first nursing jobs.

  • childrens orthopaedic ward

    Should I stay or should I go now?

    10 May 2017

    FIONA CASSIE talks to Filipino nursing leaders about Filipino pay and working conditions, what makes them stay and how they hope to entice others to stay or return to the Philippines.

  • jill wilkinson

    International Nurses Day: make your voice heard

    10 May 2017

    This year’s International Nurses Day (IND) toolkit has a Kiwi flavour. Nursing Review talks to JILL WILKINSON about her contribution to a resource used by more than 20 million nurses worldwide.

  • newborn feet

    Natural diversity: understanding and supporting intersex people

    10 May 2017

    Not all people are ‘typical’ males or females. Nurse educator CRAIG WATERWORTH is keen to raise awareness amongst nurses about intersex people so they can be better supported.

  • kathy holloway


    10 May 2017

    Check out these nursing website recommendations from Kathy Holloway. 

  • app overview

    Health navigator app of the month

    10 May 2017

    FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

  • medical touchscreen

    Virtual clinics make their mark

    10 May 2017

    Three nurses from diverse specialties share case studies of using telehealth technology to make life simpler for their patients.

  • waitemata hca

    HCA training: making a difference to both staff and patients

    10 May 2017

    Nurse educator LYNLEY DAVIDSON outlines the impact a training framework for Waitemata District Health Board’s healthcare assistants has made on both HCAs and patient care.

  • time to work

    Time management: tips for busy nurse leaders

    10 May 2017

    Nursing Review asked some nursing leaders to share some of their best time management tips.

  • mannequin training

    Student nurses: leaders in the making

    10 May 2017

    CATHLEEN ASPINALL argues that fresh eyes and critical thinking means nursing students can be leaders from their undergraduate days onwards and outlines how she and her students helped spur Nursing Review's new student-focused section.

  • renae porter

    Reflection: on the cultural protocols of a death

    10 May 2017

    RENAE PORTER, a third year nursing student at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, reflects on the clinical, cultural and personal experience following the release of a tūpāpaku (deceased person’s body).

  • tristin slater

    Reflection: on being both a learner and a critical observer

    10 May 2017

    TRISTIN SLATER, a third year student nurse at the University of Auckland, reflects on trying to administer a tetanus injection to an attack victim.

  • paediatric nurse

    Nursing study tips: cultural safety articles

    10 May 2017

    Nursing Review will now regularly share some useful articles from our online archive on topics of interest to student nurses and others. First up, cultural safety (kawa whakaruruhau).

  • Notepad

    New resources: supervision to portfolios

    10 May 2017

    LIZ MANNING outlines a raft of new resources developed by the College of Nurses.

  • lanyard

    Upcoming conferences

    10 May 2017

    Check out this comprehensive list of nursing conferences coming up around the country this year.

  • exclamation

    Bulletin board

    10 May 2017

    Check out our Bulletin Board notices of new resources, reviews, consultations, changes and awards etc

  • nurses hat

    Nurses on the move

    10 May 2017

    Nurses on the move