The demand for experienced nurses is good and should continue to grow, as the salaries of registered nurses vary according to experience, duties and responsibilities. Registered nurses must be in good shape, as they may have to spend long periods on their feet and sometimes raise patients. Plunket nurses specializing in the care of children under five years of age and take a postgraduate course after at least six months of practice as a registered nurse. As a family nurse, Parehuia Maxwell works with a number of people in the community through clinics and home visits or marae. “I come to rural Gisborne and I love my job. We do not diagnose diseases, but we do offer screenings that include measuring blood pressure, glucose levels and weight. Important collective agreements are available below as MDPs. If your collective agreement is not mentioned here and you would like a copy, please contact our Assistance Centre on 0800 28 38 48 or nurses@nzno.org.nz. About half of the nurses are employed in district health services.

Others work for: Plunket Nurses vote in favour of the pioneering pay offer However, 85% of nurses who graduated in November 2018 had a registered nursing job within four months of graduation, according to nursing training in the tertiary sector. Registered nurses take care of patients while a registered nurse supervises them. One of the characteristics of trade unionism in the workplace is a collective approach to wages and conditions of employment. Plunket Nurses, health workers and administrators voted on September 12 to accept a pioneering salary offer. The collective agreement signed with Plunket includes 800 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and is the largest individual employer contract. With continuing education, registered nurses can become nurses. They diagnose and treat patients, prescribe medications and can manage their own clinics. Plunket Nurses, health workers and administrators – more than 800 members of the New Zealand nursing organization – voted today to accept the Ministry of Health`s wage offer.

The number of registered nurses rose from 55,000 in 2017 to 57,833 (including 2,500 registered nurses) in 2019, according to the New Zealand Board of Directors. Through collective bargaining and lobbying governments with other members of the Community, trade unions have minimum standards: Ms Davies also acknowledged the impact of the current industrial environment on an agreement.