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    Smokefree Nurses back e-cigarettes

    16 August 2016

    E-cigarettes containing nicotine should be freely for sale and organisations allowed to decide where people can 'vape' to help people quit tobacco, says Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa.

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    First RN prescriber in October?

    10 August 2016

    Nurses keen to be the first registered nurse prescribers are approaching Nursing Council with the first RN prescriber now likely to be authorised in October.

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    NP barriers starting to fall

    10 August 2016

    From next week nurse practitioners will be able to join doctors and dentists in being able to issue standing orders – removing one more barrier to NP practice.

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    Nurses launch smokefree advocacy petition

    10 August 2016

    A New Zealand Nurses Organisation petition launched at the recent Indigenous Nurses Conference was just a few hundred signatures short of it target five days later.

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    Anzac girls reunite

    9 August 2016

    Sister Anzac - a play that struck a chord with this generation's defence nurses – is returning for a further season in Hamilton and Auckland.

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    I don’t need an advance care plan yet... yeah right.

    6 August 2016

    A year ago Tairāwhiti nursing leader Dr Heather Robertson had started work on a draft advanced care plan when she had a traumatic car accident. She shares some hard won advice and thoughts on advanced care planning.

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    NP training scheme gets funding for another year

    2 August 2016

    News of a funding extension for a pilot nurse practitioner training programme is being welcomed as another sign of the NP movement gaining momentum.

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    Email error sees new graduates job hopes dashed

    21 July 2016

    A 'technical glitch' saw hundreds of new graduate nurses have their job hopes raised then dashed yesterday after an incorrect email was sent out to unsuccessful job applicants.

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    New grad jobs up but just under half miss out

    21 July 2016

    Just over half of the applicants for new graduate nursing jobs in the July round were successful but 47 per cent missed out. 

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    RN prescribing a legal reality

    11 July 2016

    The first registered nurse prescriber could be signing their first script on 20 September when long-awaited RN prescribing regulations come into force.

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    'Rate your nurse' website gets firm thumbs-down

    8 July 2016

    A website listing New Zealand nurses' names and offering the chance to 'review' them is being called "completely inappropriate" by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

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    What is 'nurse' in Māori?

    6 July 2016

    To mark Māori Language Week Nursing Review looks at the several Māori words for 'nurse' and which word has been chosen by NZNO for its new Māori name.

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    Faith nursing rewarded with QSM

    5 July 2016

    A founder of the faith nursing movement in New Zealand, Elaine Tyrrell, was recently honoured with a Queen's Service Medal for her nearly 20 years work in the field.

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    Daughter follows mother's nursing leadership footsteps

    1 July 2016

    The new head of EIT's nursing school Jennifer Roberts is following in the footsteps of her recently retired mother Dr Susan Jacobs, who was the longstanding health faculty dean.

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    Nurse fatigue focus of $890,000 project

    23 June 2016

    Shift working nurses will be surveyed about fatigue-related errors during a major research project to develop a cutting-edge approach to managing nurse fatigue.

Latest Issue

August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)
  • Fiona Cassie

    Editor's letter: Closing the generation gap

    I’ve been privileged in this edition to be able to speak with nurses at opposite ends of their nursing careers.

  • Kerri Nuku

    Q & A with Kerri Nuku

    NZNO's Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku was inspired into nursing as a child by the photo of her mother in her starched white uniform, cap and red cape. Find out about her career that has taken her into midwifery, auditing and appearing before the United Nations.

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    A day in the life of a third-year student nurse

    Share a day in the life of a nursing student Yosh (Yosua) Hadipurnomo on clinical placement on the West Coast learning about resuscitation to immunisation and Pink Floyd to the perils of catering for one. “Two-minute noodles again, Yosh?”

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    Bullying and the 'caring profession'

    Bullying is prevalent in New Zealand workplaces and the ‘caring profession’ is far from an exception. Nursing Review reports on some challenging research on nurse bullying, some nurse leader thoughts on bullying and a nurse manager’s project to encourage nurses to be kinder to each other.

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    Try a little kindness

    Nursing Review talks to nurse manager MIKAELA SHANNON about a project to encourage and role model caring and kindness between nurses.

  • Anne Hodren

    Career path: Plunket educator

    Seeing vulnerable children and stressed families on the paediatric ward gave ANNE HODREN the drive to nurse in the community to improve child health through prevention and early detection.

  • Leaha North

    Career Path: clinical nurse coordinator

    LEAHA NORTH knew when she was a girl playing hospital with her dolls that she wanted to work with children. After returning from a lengthy OE mostly spent paediatric nursing, she is also keen to work on reducing Māori health inequalities.

  • Jo Prior

    Career path: charge nurse manager

    Graduating in a tight job market saw JO PRIOR cross the Tasman for her first job. That job sparked an interest in emergency nursing into a passion that has seen her working within or near an ED for most of her career.

  • Donna Foxall

    Career path: senior nursing lecturer

    The chance to teach nursing students to become culturally competent healthcare professionals inspired DONNA FOXALL to swap working in primary healthcare for a career in nurse education.

  • Katrina OLeary

    Career path: clinical nurse specialist (trauma)

    “Get a master’s degree” is the single most important piece of career advice, believes clinical nurse specialist KATRINA O’LEARY, who discovered her love of study on arriving in New Zealand and is now contemplating her PhD.

  • Marianne Te Tau

    Career path: clinical nurse specialist (APAC)

    MARIANNE TE TAU’s career to date is being guided by the philosophy of reflective practice, pursuing professional development and being patient/whānau-centred.

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    Starched cuffs to university caps: one nursing leader's journey

    After nearly 50 years in nursing and 35 years in nursing education JUDY KILPATRICK is set to retire at the end of the year. The self-declared “happy chappie” talks to FIONA CASSIE about a lucky career spanning starched cuffs, life-threatening illness and major milestones for the nursing profession.

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    Postgraduate study funding: are we better off?

    Nursing demand for a share of the $13 million postgraduate study funding pool for nurses appears undiminished. National statistics on what qualifications and specialties that the money is spent on are not readily available, but from next year a new contract framework will be asking how the funding leads to Kiwis being better off. Nursing Review reports.

  • Susan Jacobs

    Nursing education: freeing up nursing to make a difference

    Nursing Review looks back with recently retired SUSAN JACOBS on three decades of nurse education change.

  • Super city

    Super city collaboration for better mental health

    A tsunami of mental health challenges on the horizon is helping to bring PHC nursing leaders across the Auckland isthmus together. FIONA CASSIE finds out more about the resulting collaborative project to upskill primary health nurses in mental health and addiction.

  • Patricia McClunie Trust

    Professional boundaries: how close is too close

    When is a nurse at risk of jeopardising being a ‘good nurse’ in their eagerness to be a ‘good neighbour’ or ‘good teammate’? PATRICIA McCLUNIE-TRUST uses a case study to work through some of the professional boundary issues that nurses can face.

  • Safe staffing

    Safe staffing: what forces make a shift safe or unsafe?

    Nurses driving home from work probably know whether a shift felt ‘safe’ or ‘unsafe’. PhD researcher RHONDA McKELVIE wants to talk to nurses about the forces influencing safe, or unsafe, staffing.

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    Cultural safety and relational practice: ways of being with ourselves and others

    How nurses relate to patients is integral to nursing. In their first article, KATRINA FYERS and SALLIE GREENWOOD looked at developing reflective skills to support self-knowledge and culturally safe practice. They now consider how self-knowledge enhances the concept of relational practice and draw examples from their research. 

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    Māori nurse pay parity battle continues

    In the latest battle in the pay parity war, the NZNO has presented a number of interventions to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on behalf of iwi provider nurses and health workers. 

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    Heart failure: getting the dose right

    Can nurse-led titration of heart failure medicine make a difference? Check out this edition’s Clinically Appraised Topic (CAT).

  • College of Nurses

    Leading as One Team to address 'wicked' problems

    KATHY HOLLOWAY looks at the importance of nurse leadership and teamwork when responding to the complex ‘wicked’ problems in the health system that have no easy answers.