Jour­nal’s mile­stone

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By SAM DUFF

From kid­ney dishes to neb­u­lis­ers – Porirua’s nurs­ing jour­nal has cel­e­brated 20 years in print.

The Whi­tireia Nurs­ing and Health jour­nal, an an­nual col­lec­tion of ar­ti­cles on health, was first pub­lished in 1993.

Co-ed­i­tor Kerri Ar­cus, who has worked on the jour­nal for six years, said it had kept Whi­tireia in a good po­si­tion for health ed­u­ca­tion in New Zealand.

‘‘ The jour­nal show­cases Whi­tireia and the qual­ity of our aca­demic work and re­search,’’ she said. ‘‘We like to pub­lish work by stu­dents and re­search done by staff.’’

Orig­i­nally called Whi­tireia Nurs­ing Jour­nal, it was re­named last year to broaden its scope, Mrs Ar­cus said.

She said one of the more in­ter­est­ing ar­ti­cles in its most re­cent edi­tion was the story of nurse Mary Eames.

Mrs Eames worked as a nurse in Napier dur­ing the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earth­quake. She was at the nurses home press­ing her frocks when the 7.9 mag­ni­tude quake struck.

The nurses home col­lapsed and 12 nurses were killed.

Mrs Eames great- grand­daugh­ter grad­u­ated from Whi­tireia with a nurs­ing de­gree in 2010.

Mrs Ar­cus said the Whi­tireia health fac­ulty worked with stu­dents study­ing to­wards a diploma in pub­lish­ing to put the jour­nal to­gether.

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