College of Nurses


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    Tributes for nursing treasure Putiputi O'Brien

    28 August 2015

    Nursing taonga Putiputi O'Brien RN QSO passed away this month aged 93.  NGAIRA HARKER of the College of Nurses Aotearoa, HEMAIMA HUGHES of Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Māori o Aotearoa (the National Council of Māori Nurses) and KERRI NUKU of Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa NZNO pay tribute to this special nurse. 

April 2017 VOL. 15 (2)

February 2017 Vol. 15 (1)

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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.

October 2016 Vol. 16 (5)

August 2016 Vol. 16 (4)

June 2016 Vol. 16 (3)

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    New steps underway to develop NP role

    LIZ MANNING and JENNY CARRYER reflect on the journey to date to establish nurse practitioners (NPs) in New Zealand, plus they report on a new project to support NP supervisors and mentors in their essential role of training future NPs.

April 2016 Vol 16 (2)

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    Action needed to recruit new blood

    Nursing director LORRAINE HETARAKA-STEVENS calls for innovative and courageous strategies to recruit more new graduate nurses, including under-represented Māori, into the ageing primary health nurse workforce.

February 2016 Vol 16 (1)

October 2015 Vol 15 (5)

August 2015 Vol 15 (4)

June 2015 Vol 15 (3)

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    What’s in it for you?

    DR MARK JONES shares why he’s glad the College of Nurses ‘has his back’ and what membership means to him.

April 2015 Vol 15 (2)

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    Tips for a top nurse portfolio

    LIZ MANNING shares some simple tips on how to keep your nursing portfolio manageable, succinct, and of a good quality.

February 2015 Vol 15 (1)

October 2014 Vol 14 (5)

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    Out, damned spot! Out, I say!

    MARGARETH BROODKORN takes a look at the chequered history of hand washing and asks whether today's health professionals have progressed that much?

August 2014 Vol 14 (4)

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    Election time challenge to RNs

    JUDY YARWOOD, co-chair of the College of Nurses, reflects on the negative impacts of inequality on people’s health and wellbeing and calls on RNs to challenge inequality as election day looms.

June 2014 Vol 14 (3)

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    Managing our greatest resource - people

    TAIMA CAMPBELL introduces some human resources advice for nurses – both employers and employees – on some approaches to resolving employment dilemmas.

May 2014 Vol 14 (2)

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    New anti-competitive barrier being created for NPs?

    PROFESSOR JENNY CARRYER is alarmed that after 10 years of battling barriers hindering nurse practitioners, a new contract currently being negotiated for primary health providers could create yet another barrier.


September 2013 Vol 13 (6)

July 2013 Vol 13 (5)

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    Nurses perceived not to care?

    JO ANN WALTON reflects on the state of nursing in the wake of the United Kingdom’s damning Francis Inquiry and the need to reiterate respect, kindness, and dignity as nursing core values.

April 2013 Vol 13 (4)

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    Turning frustration into action

    NICOLA RUSSELL vents some frustration that in 2013 general practice is still largely “business as usual” despite the optimistic rhetoric of the 2001 Primary Health Care Strategy. She also calls for input into an upcoming College of Nurses workshop for nurses keen to explore developing primary health care nursing services.

February 2013

December 2012

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    To boldly go … nurses buying a general practice

    KIM CARTER two years ago boldly went where few nurses have gone before. She shares tips and encouragement for nurses considering following in her pioneer footsteps and buying a general practice.

November 2012

September 2012

July 2012

May 2012

September 2011

August 2011

July 2010

June 2010

  • The enigma* of men's health

    A UK men’s health project that took its strategies to betting shops, pubs and sports clubs is the f ocus of Bruce Yarwood’s article marking International Men’s Health Week

May 2010

  • Celebrating Florence by 'working that data'

    The centenary of Florence Nightingale’s death is marked by ANDREW JULL paying tribute to Florence the epidemiologist and WILLEM FOURIE introducing a new Kiwi website showcasing the profession she founded

April 2010

March 2010

  • The big fat truth

    JENNY CARRYER reports back from a recent conference on physical activity, health and obesity

February 2010

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    RHOENA and PATRICK DAVIS consider Waitangi Day and the Treaty of Waitangi

January 2010