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.