Guidelines and Professional Position statements
Guidelines for preparing submissions
Guidelines for Preparing Submissions.pdf (0.02MB)
This guideline supports the process of writing your own submissions and explains how your contributions are important to the College for its submissions. As an individual member of the College you can make a valuable contribution by taking the time to supply your professional perspective based on your particular location, practice experience and relevant education.
Guidelines for establishing a relationship with the media
Guidelines for establishing a relationship with... (0.02MB)
We are all aware that the nursing voice is not heard nearly frequently enough. This guideline aims to support individual nurses to increase their confidence making public contribution to wider health debates by writing letters to the Editor to developed a good relationship with locally based journalists.
2005 Competence to Practice and Professional Portfolios
The College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) recognises that nurses lead busy lives, often having to juggle multiple commitments. Professional Portfolio Workshop Days are scheduled around the country on a regular basis. Click here for the latest schedule of Portfolio workshops
We also offer you the opportunity to purchase a Portfolio Folder including instructions, which we have kept deliberately succinct, for a cost of $50 ($40 for College members) Price includes postage within NZ and GST. What we provide is a framework that may be used for academic assessment, performance review in an employment setting, clinical career pathways, and for measuring continuing fitness to practise. If you purchase one of our professional portfolio folders we will provide support, should you need it, and answer any questions regarding the development of your portfolio.
National Guidelines made available to members 2004
This proposed framework for nursing Professional Development and Recognition Programmes (PDRPs) reflects the unique nature of nursing in Aotearoa/New Zealand. It recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) as the founding document of New Zealand. The commitment of the nursing profession to the principles of partnership, participation and protection are included.
Statement by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the College of Nurses Aotearoa:
Articulating the difference between PDRP level 4 RN roles and those advanced practice roles requiring not only nursing expertise but also positional authorityJuly 2012 2012-07 Statement RN_adv RN roles.pdf (0.19MB)
Call for Action - Health Literacy policy and Practice for Nurses Health literacy - a call to action v4 Feb 2012.pdf (0.41MB)