NetP Nurse helping local wāhine overcome whakamā

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Pegasus Health supported NetP nurse Kiri Manihera to do a specialist cervical screening course and respond to a need she saw in her low-decile community. Kiri will graduate from the NetP programme this month. During the year-long programme, Kiri worked at the Hei Hei Health Centre. “I live just down the road. I have family

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Fulfilling primary care career ahead for young nurse

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New graduate, Jacob Weston, chose a career in nursing after working with a male nurse on a gap year overseas. He decided to work in primary care because it offered the chance to work with whānau and help them maintain good health and avoid tertiary level care. Jacob, 23, is part of the Nursing Entry

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More men needed in nursing

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Michael McIlhone, Pegasus Health Director of Nursing, reflects on males in the profession and how to encourage more. “I’ve been nursing for 44 years. I vividly remember when I commenced my training being the only male in my nursing class. In those days males predominately went into mental health or tertiary nursing. Not many, if

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Simione Tagicakibau – Pegasus Health Pasifika Scholarship Recipient

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Fijian nursing student, Simione (Simi) Tagicakibau, has worked as a nurse around the South Pacific. After achieving his Diploma of Nursing in Fiji and working in Fiji and the Cook Islands, Simi is now undertaking his bachelor through Ara to be able to practice nursing in Aotearoa. He’s currently holding down two casual nursing jobs,

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Menz Medical Nurse, Arnie Scandrett

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Nurse Arnie Scandrett loves working in a male-friendly, relaxed environment where patients can access specialist care, and where he and other Menz Medical staff can impart tips to improve health and wellbeing. “We have to be purposeful in what we are doing. We are here for a reason. We are here  to improve health outcomes

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Scott Chapman on male nursing

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Menz Medical nurse, Scott Chapman, loves his job because he meets lots of people and helps them take better care of themselves. Scott is an Irish-trained nurse who jumped at working at a male-orientated clinic when a job came up in 2019. “I’d never seen a men’s health clinic before, nothing like that exists in

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A community connection

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Suli Tuitaupe and his team can often be found at church, running health and wellness programmes for his community where they congregate. “We need to know our communities in order to work with them, so it’s essential to go to them rather than them coming to us,” says Suli. “It’s important to understand how our

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