March 2022

In March, we will be running ongoing coverage of the effects of Omicron on the health and nursing workforce, particularly aged care and Māori; and the role of nurses in leading the vaccination rollout in the fight against COVID-19. We’ll also be launching a new professional development video feature, which in March will focus on assisted dying and nursing practice.

February 2022

In February we examine the road ahead across nursing sectors as the COVID-19 Omicron variant looms for the nation. We also examine the impact of the ongoing pandemic on student graduate numbers, and Māori health.  Plus we talk to nurses who are at the sharp end of the efforts to protect Aotearoa – our vaccination nurses. It all comes as NZNO district health board (DHB) members get to vote on ratifying an in-principle agreement on pay equity with DHBs. What does this mean? We also focus on the challenges of preparing nursing graduates to work in a regional setting.

December 2021

This month we look at challenges facing nurses in the under-pressure aged care sector: Sometimes a love of working with the elderly simply isn’t enough.

We share the story of Mahina Adams, a Māori-Frenchwoman and registered nurse who worked through the first wave of COVID-19 in Paris.

And we take a deep dive into the intricacies of the COVID-19 vaccination mandate, fighting misinformation, and convincing colleagues to get jabbed

November 2021

The focus for the November issue is aged care. We will cover an aged care system in crisis; COVID vaccination misinformation; managing health and safety in hospitals amid a pandemic as well as the role of nurses in foot care and the significance of getting end of life right, as the new end of life care act comes into force (Nov 7).

The issue will also include an education advertising supplement.

October 2021

October features coverage of the 2021 NZNO conference including an interview with new NZNO president Anne Daniels, the young nurse of the year and other award winners as well as cultural safety in nursing, what nurses need to know about the incoming end of life law and the role of nurses in climate change. We’ll also bring you the latest in the district health board pay negotiations.

September 2021

This month we’ll be looking at how our members put strike action on hold to return to the pandemic frontline, particularly our Pacific nurses and caregivers whose communities have been the hardest hit.  We also feature extensive coverage of the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference 2021, which drew extraordinary speakers from around Aotearoa to share inspiration with our Māori healthcare workers; as well as a new nursing degree with mental health at its core and a nurse’s warning on the perils of Twitter.

August 2021

The editorial theme for the August issue is oncology nursing

June 2021

The June issue will focus on neonatal nursing, integrative nurse coaching and trauma nursing in New Zealand.

The issue will also include an education advertising feature

May 2021

The themes for the May issue are: migrant nurses, and an update on Maori workforce initiatives 

April 2021

IND theme: The theme for the 2021 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare. In 2021, we seek to show how nursing will look into the future as well as how the profession will transform the next stage of healthcare.