The College was established as a professional organisation for registered nurses in 1992. In these pages we are detailing the establishment of the College and the main areas of work undertaken by the College across its history. The College has proved to be a strong voice for registered nurses and has been a consistent leader in the initial and ongoing development of the Nurse Practitioner role.

 

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Logo

The College logo was developed from the logo of the journal, Nursing Praxis in New Zealand Inc. To acknowledge the foundation of the College from the Nursing Praxis editorial team. 

  • Incorporated into Sam Rolleston’s design is the Nightingale lamp, which has come to symbolise nursing over the last 150 years.
  • The central Koru indicates growth, activity and action.
  • The mirrored lateral Koru indicate reflection.
  • Transformation is shown by the change in the initial plain Koru design to a more elaborate one.
 
A Bicultural organisation

The College since its inception maintained equal sharing between Māori and non-Māori with regard to positions of responsibility and decision-making processes. This was possibly a unique situation in the structure of organisations at the time of establishment.

History of the College of Nurses

Professor Jenny Carryer, Executive Director,
College of Nurses (NZ) Inc.

 

Note: This timeline has been created to include major College events, milestones and contributors. It is not an exhaustive review and the College may change or add information in the future.

Praxis Editorial Board letter

A letter was sent across nursing from the editorial group of Nursing Praxis in New Zealand (Inc), not just to Praxis subscribers, regarding Nursing Praxis discontinuing its incorporated society status, this letter also raised the possibility of at the same time, establishing a New Zealand ‘College of Nursing’ and included a formal invitation to attend a forum to discuss the establishment of a College on 10-11 Aug 1991 in Palmerston North.


The Praxis editorial group

Judith Clare, Helen Gilmour-Jones, Barbara McLean, Sue Fesche, Norma Chick, Janet Takarangi, Yvonne Shadbolt, Joy Bickley, Bronwyn Fleming, Irihapeti Ramsden, Joan Chettleburgh, Allison Chappell

 

 
College establishment project team
  • Isobel Hawley (Chairperson)
  • Carol Peterson
  • Irihapeti Ramsden
  • Jeanette Page
  • Laura Hawken
  • Mike Maddison
  • Roseann Englefield
 
Interim College council
  • Isobel Hawley (Chairperson)
  • Carol Peterson
  • Irihapeti Ramsden
  • Laura Hawken
  • Mike Maddison
  • Pauline Hill
  • Roseann Englefield

Nursing Praxis meeting, Palmerston North to discuss establishment of College of Nursing.

130 nurses attended from across New Zealand and all practice areas. Their  plan was to discuss and debate professional issues surrounding the possibility of the establishment of a New Zealand College of Nursing.

The discussions on the 10th August were:

  • If we had a NZ College of Nursing what would its purpose be?
  • What would its structure be?
  • Who would it be for?
  • How would it be funded?
  • What would its relationship to NZNA, NCMN, NZNU, PSA and to other organisations?

As a result of discussion and debate, the following motion was passed by majority vote:

That this meeting authorises the people meeting tomorrow [11 Aug] to pursue the establishment of a new professional organisation tentatively called a “College of Nursing.”

At this meeting the Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Maori o Aotearoa proposed that the most appropriate body to be a College partner to include the bicultural structure with a New Zealand College of Nursing is Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Maori o Aotearoa. The College has operated a bicultural governance model since its establishment.

A meeting was facilitated by Charmaine Hamilton on 11 August and following considerable discussion a project team was established to run for 3 months. Regional networks were also established to provide a forum for discussion to assist the project team and to inform other nurses of the developments.


Project team:

Laura Hawken, Isobel Hawley, Carole Peterson, Roseann Englefield, Irihapeti Ramsden, Jeanette Page, Mike Maddison.


Regional contacts:

Jocelyn Peach, Gillian Rosemergy, Julie Mace, Kathy Wilson, Judy Gambarazzi, Jenny Carryer, Pam Marley, Ann Shaw, Chris Tuffnell, Nola Hatherly, Helen Lewis, Ann Coup, Judith Clare.

Donations were sought from the nurses present to be used as a resource for the project.

College of Nurses regional meeting Manawatu- Wanganui area

National working party for formation of the ‘College of Nursing’ 1991-1992 Mike Matterson, Isobel Hawley, Jeanette Page, Roseanne Englefield, Laura Hawken, Irihapiti Ramsden, Carol Peterson.

Vision:
  • Promotion of professional excellence in nursing practice in a negotiated relationship with Tangata Whenua.
  • To provide a unified focus for examining issues relevant to nursing practice and health of the community.
Objectives:
  • To set up the College
  • To determine leader
  • To establish funding base
  • To obtain wider representation
  • To establish a community network
  • To obtain ideas.
Issues discussed included:
  • Who should be members: this was agreed as registered nurses only
  • Should we be separate from NZNO? Yes, entirely separate

Project team meeting

To discuss a purpose for the College as well as structure, membership criteria, members, fellows

College of Nurses meeting

23 members present

  • Project team update.
Discussions included:
  • Where do enrolled nurses fit in?
  • Tangata Whenua- how are they represented?
  • Is the label ‘fellow’ appropriate?
  • Clarifying membership criteria: what is professional excellence?
  • How to become a member.

Discussions about the term Fellow noted its significant patriarchal tone and those present noted that there was no less gendered term available to note seniority in such an organisation

Project team meeting

The College now registered as the ‘College of Nurses, Aotearoa’ and work has begun on the Articles of Association.

Project team meeting

Articles of Association complete and being submitted to a lawyer.

Letter to nurses seeking funding.

A letter was sent to selected nurses and organisations seeking support for funding of the College prior to launch.

At this stage enrolled nurses who met certain criteria relating to excellence in nursing and length of practice, could become members of the College.  Those criteria involved demonstration of a significant commitment to local community or whanau health.

 

College Council
  • Jenny Carryer- President
  • Kamiria Gosman- Vice-President
  • Laura Hawken- Secretary
  • Pauline Hill- Treasurer
  • Irihapeti Ramsden- Public relations
  • Isobel Hawley- Public relations
  • Jenny Wade
  • Mere Balzer

Nursing Praxis article

Hawley, I. (1992). College of Nurses Aotearoa NZ: Update. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 7(1), 45-47. This article noted that the College was about to become incorporated and would soon be open for membership.

The question of why it is called the ‘College of Nurses’ was addressed “…when both Australia and the United Kingdom have a College of Nursing. Nurses are people who carry out the activities which constitute nursing. We have adopted the policy to name the College after the people involved, in line with the College of Pharmacists and the College of Midwives etc.”  (p.45).

In this article the first four ‘censors’ of the College were identified. “The censors are nurses of renown whose responsibility is to vet all applications for membership and approve those applicants that meet the criteria.” (p.46)

The four censors were:
  • Puti Puti O’Brien, QSM, Patron of the National Council of Māori nurses
  • Janice Wenn, Service Manager Manawatu- Wanganui Health Board
  • Yvonne Shadbolt, retired Dean of Health Studies ATI
  • Nan Kinross, foundation Professor of Nursing Studies, Massey University.

First College registration pack distributed to nurses around the country

Note that College professional liability insurance has been part of the College from the first. Now called ‘Professional Indemnity.’

 

Inaugural Conference, College meeting and establishment AGM, Manawatu Poly, Palmerston North

  • Dr Erihapeti Murchie and Lady Beverley Reeves: College Patrons.
  • Dr Murchie formally opened the meeting and gave an inaugural address.
  • Keynote: Dr Judith Clare
College Office Bearers are voted in at the establishment AGM
  • President: Jenny Carryer
  • Vice-President: Kamiria Gosman
  • Secretary: Laura Hawken
  • Treasurer: Pauline Hill
  • Public relations officers: Isobel Hawley, Irihapeti Ramsden
  • Council members: Mary Wade, Mere Balzer.

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Back: Jenny Carryer, Mere Balzer, Pauline Hill, Isobel Hawley, Irihapeti Ramsden

Front: Laura Hawken, Kamiria Gosman, Mary Wade

 

 

The minutes identify that College founder member Dr Irihapeti Ramsden co- published Kerri Hulme’s ‘The Bone People’ which went on to win the Man Booker Prize.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3400649

https://themanbookerprize.com/fiction/1985

 

 

1st AGM of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ)

Ideas for a Vision of the College in 5 years (1998) include; secure economic base, funding and supporting research, own education programme, membership of 25,000 nurses Full time paid president and staff, a good working relationship with NZNO. Interest in professional issues, not industrial.

A strategic plan is requested from the membership led by the President Jenny Carryer and the secretary Laura Hawken.

 
College Council
  • Jenny Carryer -President
  • Kamiria Gosman- Vice-President
  • Kathy Wilson- Secretary
  • Pauline Hill- Treasurer
  • Irihapeti Ramsden
  • Isobel Hawley
  • Lynn Messervy
  • Mary Wade
  • Mere Balzer

College of Nurses newsletter #3

An academic committee is created to foster nursing research, monitor education issues and support and to mentor nurses as needed.

Discussion on admission of new graduates to the College. No resolution but opinions sought.

Praxis is to be delivered to all College members three times a year.

“Nursing as a key to effective enactment of health reforms”

College of Nurses releases a paper following widespread consultation which outlined several potential strategies which had been planned to allow nursing and the reformed health care system to work together with the ultimate beneficiary being the health of New Zealanders.

College Council
  • Jenny Carryer -President
  • Kamiria Gosman- Vice-President
  • Kathy Wilson- Secretary
  • Lynn Messervy
  • Mary Pecekajus
  • Mary Wade
  • Mere Balzer
  • Pauline Hill

College of Nurses newsletter

The College is already involved in public debate and nursing issues including: cultural safety teaching in nursing, the future of enrolled nurses and the first year of practice.

“The College speaks for nurses on issues that express the contract that the nursing profession has with society.

 
College Council
  • Jenny Carryer -President
  • Jennie Michel
  • Kamiria Gosman
  • Kathy Wilson
  • Lynn Messervy
  • Mary Wade
  • Mere Balzer
  • Pauline Hill

College of Nurses newsletter

Jenny has completed a 3-year term as president but has been asked to continue in the role for a further 2 years.

College of Nurses and Independent Nurse Practitioners Association Conference

7-9 June

Taking the frontiers of nursing into the next century

 
College Council
  • Jenny Carryer -President
  • Candy Cookson Cox
  • Jennie Michel
  • Kamiria Gosman
  • Kathy Wilson
  • Mary Wade
  • Mere Balzer
  • Ruth Rhodes

College of Nurses newsletter

Lady Beverley Reeves resigns her role as non- Māori patron of the College. Members of the College council were interested at this stage in approaching Dr Marilyn Waring to be the new non-Māori patron.

College of Nurses newsletter

Dr Marilyn Waring announced as non-Māori Patron of the College

Jenny Carryer transfers to role of Executive Director

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Candy Cookson Cox
  • Denise Wilson
  • Joanna Rogers
  • Kamiria Gosman
  • Kathy Wilson
  • Stephen Neville
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

College of Nurses newsletter

Jenny Carryer’s first AGM report after becoming Executive Director, following 5 AGMs as President.

The College Council becomes the College Board with 6 members rather than eight. 3 Māori and 3 non- Māori.

A permanent secretary is employed to support the Executive Director and the College.

College of Nurses newsletter

The College launches its first website noting the voluntary contribution of Mr Udo von Mulert for its establishment.

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Candy Cookson Cox
  • Denise Wilson
  • Joanna Rogers
  • Marion Clark
  • Stephen Neville
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

College of Nurses newsletter

Marion Clark leaves the College Board to become CEO and Registrar of Nursing Council NZ

NZNO refuses to endorse the Ministerial Taskforce on Nursing document

The Taskforce, established by Minister of Health Hon Bill English, was made up of key stakeholders in nursing at the time, including the College of Nurses (Dr Jenny Carryer), Nurse Executives NZ (Beth Cooper-Liversedge), Nursing Council NZ (Judy Kilpatrick), New Zealand Nurses organisation (Brenda Wilson) and Ngāti Tāhinga (Denise Wilson).

The Chair role was held initially by the Hon Dame Ann Hercus, and then by Dr Toni Ashton, Health Economist University of Auckland.

Brenda Wilson, NZNO Chief Executive, though part of the Taskforce group, rejected its findings and recommendations citing ‘elitist, insular’ attitudes, problems with a lack of unity in nursing leadership, post graduate programmes, prescribing, the nursing competencies and new nursing roles (Kai Tiaki, August 1998, p.13). Furthermore, communications show that the NZNO, at the time, believed they represented the nursing profession as a whole rather than other organisations who represented groups of nurses. They suggested some of the wording was antagonistic to medical profession and that nurses setting up their own primary care organisations was unrealistic.

A statement was released by the NZNO at the time stating “The Task Force wants nurses to complete masters-level education to move into advanced roles. This means a nurse with ten years’ clinical experience in a practice speciality, who maybe accredited by a relevant section, may not be recognised as an advanced practitioner.”

Despite this the Taskforce document received strong support from many areas of nursing, and the document was released by the Ministry without the support of the NZNO.

The joint chairs of the Taskforce included: “The unwillingness of the NZNO to join consensus in forward -looking recommendations is, in the Taskforce’s view, itself a major barrier to progress for nursing in New Zealand” (p5).

Taskforce document released August 1998

Ministry of Health. (1998). Report of the Ministerial Taskforce on Nursing: Releasing the Potential of Nursing. Ministry of Health: Wellington

Decision to hold an advanced practice workshop

Following the release of the Taskforce document and in response to the evidence that tertiary institutions were beginning to plan advanced nursing practice programmes, mixed ideas around training, experience and preparation, and with work towards the extension of prescriptive authority for nurses underway, the College decides to hold a workshop in collaboration with New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Mealth Nurses, Council of Māori Nurses.  Planned for March 1999.

The goal was to heal the post taskforce divisions and to find a shared way forward for the development of advanced practice or more specifically the NP role.

Te Puawai the first edition

Putiputi O’Brien becomes one of the two College patrons and gifts the College a whakatauki from which the new College newsletter was named.

Kia taha, kia puawai, te maramatanga
The illumination and blossoming of enlightenment

Dr Jenny Carryer, College ED
“At last we have made the move into glossy print and we are celebrating this with the launch of our new name “Te Puawai” which so appropriately speaks of blossoming and enlightenment” (p1).

The College starts to offer scholarships for post graduate or post-registration education.

The College locates its website on a new server and becomes www.nurse.org.nz

 

 

College of Nurses, Advanced Practice Nursing in New Zealand
Decision-making workshop. “Consensus Conference”

This workshop marked the start of plans to create the Nurse Practitioner role and scope of practice, at the time of the workshop called ‘Advanced practice Nurse.’

Key points (summarised and shortened):
Advanced nursing practice (APN)
  • Advanced knowledge, skills and practice wisdom manifested in clinical excellence
  • Responds to complex situations in diverse contexts and with holistic nursing care
  • Primary, secondary, tertiary practice settings
  • Partnership with Māori
  • Intersectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Clinical leadership: case management, prescribing, ordering diagnostic tests, specialist referrals, direct admission to health care providers
  • Politically aware regarding improvement of services.
Education Preparation
  • Clinically focussed post graduate education to Masters level
  • Prescribing education to be positioned within advanced practice programme
  • Nursing Council framework for PG education, with continuous refinement, endorsed.
Research
  • Impact of APN should be measurable in terms of demonstrated health gains and quality nursing outputs.
Credentialing
  • To be co-ordinated and managed by Nursing Council NZ
  • The role title is to be protected
  • There should be one legal definition of APN

Add formation of NPAC-NZ this was an attempt to divert NZNO from wanting to run the process and brought all players into the shared project.   Have sent some docs to you

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Stephen Neville- Chairperson
  • Annette Milligan
  • Denise Dignam
  • Denise Wilson
  • Mere Brooks
  • Mereana Roberts
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

The health service assistant and the registered nurse

This paper represented a collaborative effort between The College of Nurses, Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector, and the Nursing Council of New Zealand. It provided a research based and reflective discussion on the safe use of health service assistants. It provides pragmatic guidelines for successful and safe working relationships with health service assistants.

Carryer, J. B., & Harper, J. (1999). The health service assistant and the registered nurse. 2010-04-16]. http://www.nurse.org.nz/leadership/ls_hsa_rn.htm

National Health Services Manifesto

In this manifesto the College set out a nursing perspective on the key health service challenges for an incoming government.

They identified 4 challenges for the new government

  • Standards of Care
  • Priorities for Care
  • Continuity of Care
  • Heath Workforce Planning

Professor Jenny Carryer, College Executive Director, receives NZ Order of Merit

https://www.dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-2000-including-special-list-east-timor

Position paper on the current proposal to reinstate enrolled nurse training in NZ

This paper was created in consultation with Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector (NETS) and Nurse Executives NZ (NENZ).

A collaborative and summarised response to the proposed re-introduction of a training programme for enrolled nurses (EN) planned by the NZNO and embodies in the Labour Party policy prior to their election as government.

The document outlines the lack of evidence to support reinstatement of EN training, and that fragile, vulnerable groups such as the elderly need more, not less registered nurse care. It was believed that the brief procedural training of the EN created a level of risk. This supported the statement from the Council of Maori Nurses at the time, which issued a clear statement that they did not want reinstatement of EN training.

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Annette Milligan
  • Denise Dignam
  • Denise Wilson
  • Mere Brooks
  • Mereana Roberts
  • Stephen Neville
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

College of Nurses Primary Health Care Strategy document released.

College of Nurses (NZ). (2001). The nursing answer to inequalities in primary health care: Primary Health Care Strategy Document. College of Nurses: Palmerston North

“The key goal of this primary health care nursing strategy is to provide the platform for an efficient and equitable delivery of primary health care nursing in community settings” (p4).

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Annette Milligan
  • Denise Dignam
  • Denise Wilson
  • Leigh Hikawai
  • Mere Brooks
  • Mereana Roberts
  • Stephen Neville
  • Taima Campbell
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

First Honorary Fellow of the College

Deborah Harris, the first New Zealand Nurse Practitioner is made the first ‘Honorary Fellow’ of the College

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Annette Milligan
  • Denise Dignam
  • Denise Wilson
  • Mere Brooks
  • Mereana Roberts
  • Stephen Neville
  • Taima Campbell
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

Recognising significant contribution to the College

Irihapeti Ramsden is accorded the honour of He Poutokomanawa mo nga neehi o Aotearoa for her contribution to the College Project Committee; as a Foundation Board Member; and for the long-term support and advice to the College and contribution to nursing. 

Plans were made to establish a scholarship in her name commencing in 2004.

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Investing in Health (2003) Whakatohutia te Oranga Tangata
A framework for activating primary health care nursing in New Zealand Report to the Ministry of Health from the Expert Advisory Group on Primary Health Care Nursing.

Though not developed by the College, the College was significantly involved in this work.

Click here for link

This report provides advice and recommendations to the Ministry of Health, District Health Boards and primary health organisations on a framework for primary health care nursing in New Zealand in line with the Governments Strategy.

This framework is proposed as the central focus for developing a more cohesive and integrated primary health care nursing workforce that delivers the right services to the right people at the right time. Nurses are at the centre of this framework.

They need to continue their ongoing commitment to their patient and client groups, extend their expert practice that makes a difference to others every day, enhance their clinical expertise, take opportunities to advance their own education, share their experiences and knowledge of how communities work, and, above all, work collaboratively with one other and with other health professionals to provide the best primary health care to all New Zealanders.

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Debbie Penlington
  • Denise Dignam
  • Denise Wilson
  • Jane Brosnahan
  • Stephen Neville
  • Taima Campbell
  • Te Miringa Hiriwai
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee NZ (NPAC NZ)

This group was established by four major professional nursing organisations:
The College of Nurses (NZ), NZNO, the Council of Maori Nurses and the Australian and New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses.

NPAC NZ had a memorandum of Understanding with the Nursing Council of NZ to work together to develop a strategy and process which supported the development of Nurse Practitioner endorsement.

NPAC-NZ

Frequently asked questions brochure

 

 
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Debbie Penlington
  • Denise Wilson
  • Jane Brosnahan
  • Stephen Neville
  • Taima Campbell
  • Te Miringa Huriwai
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

College Conference, Christchurch
Diversity, Dialogue, Destiny.

The College hosted the keynote speaker Professor Margarete Sandelowski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Professor Sandelowski gave two keynotes addresses. The first “The irony of the nursing/ technology relationship”, the second “The state of the science in qualitative research.”  She also presented a workshop “Linking analytic approaches to methods in qualitative research.”

Continuing implementation of the Nurse Practitioner role

The College worked closely with NPAC-NZ to move forward the issue of NP employment and NP training processes in NZ. 

A paper authored by Jenny Carryer, Frances Hughes and NPAC-NZ was presented to Hon. Annette King in April. The paper outlined 2 options for progressing the development of Nurse practitioner training and employment and met with significant enthusiasm and support from the then health Minister Hon. Annette King.

The paper recommended the establishment of a NZ steering committee or working group comprising representation from MoH/CTA, DHBNZ, and appropriate nursing membership.  The outcome was a directive from the Minister to form this working group and the allocation of half a million dollars to progress an exploration of the above objectives. 

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Debbie Penlington
  • Denise Wilson
  • Jane Brosnahan
  • Stephen Neville
  • Taima Campbell
  • Te Miringa Huriwai
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Debbie Penlington- non-Māori Chair
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Ann McClelland
  • Denise Wilson
  • Jane Brosnahan
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Rhoena Davis
  • Stephen Neville
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

Nurse Practitioner Workshop

Purpose: to discuss the relationship of other advanced practice roles (CNS) to the NP role, Management and authorisation of US and Australian NPs Future role and contribution of NPNZ as a division of the College Liaison with the DHBNZ Nurse Practitioner Facilitation Programme.

Outcomes:
  1. Employment issues for NPs.  Problems with lack of understanding of the role and the services provided by an NP.
  2. Funding streams as a barrier to NP role development.  Seeming inability for decision makers to manage funding streams to support role development.
  3. Barriers to NP practice; legislative and custom and practice issues based on ignorance.  Current debate about designated to authorised prescribers as raised by the Therapeutic Products and Medicine’s Bill.

Education barriers through poorly supported funding of nursing postgraduate education.

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Debbie Penlington- non-Māori Chair
  • Ann McClelland
  • Ann McLeland
  • Jane Brosnahan
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Rhoena Davis
  • Philippa Cole: College Administrator

Investing in Health 2007

An update to the recommendations of:  Investing in Health (2003): A framework for activating Primary Health Care Nursing
College of Nurses (NZ) and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO).

Joint report from the College and NZNO with recommendations for the improved utilisation of nurses in PHC. The report was directed to PHOs, Ministry of Health and DHBs.

College Symposium Auckland

Obesity- Fa(c)t or fiction? A critical debate

Speakers include:

  • Professor Paul Campos, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Professor Jan Wright, University of Wollongong
  • Professor Jennie Brand- Miller, University of Sydney
  • Professor Elaine Rush, Auckland University of Technology
  • Professor Jenny Carryer, Massey University
  • Dr Lisette Burrows, University of Otago
  • Margret Westwater- Hobbs, Narrative Therapist & Researcher, PhD candidate.

Kelly Rotherham becomes College administrator

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Ann McClelland
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Rhoena Davis
  • Vicky Noble
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator

College commences endorsement for Nursing Conferences, short courses, seminars and workshops

Announced in Te Puawai

College Symposium Wellington

Nursing and the Health of Older People

Speakers include:

  • Professor Marilyn Waring (College patron) Professor of Public Policy AUT,
  • Rae Lamb, Deputy Health & Disability Commissioner
  • Professor David Seedhouse: Professor of Health and ethics AUT

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Ann McClelland
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Rhoena Davis
  • Vicky Noble
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator

The College launches a new website

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori  Chair
  • Angela Bates
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Ngaira Harker
  • Vicky Noble
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator

College AGM hosts Professor Donna Diers

Professor Donna Diers recently named a ‘living legend’ by the American Academy of Nursing.

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Angela Bates
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Ngaira Harker
  • Vicky Noble
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator

Dissolution of NPAC NZ

The College of Nurses, NZNO and the College of Mental Health Nurses Te Ao Maramatanga, received a letter from Dr Helen Snell regarding the dissolution of NPAC NZ. The plan being that it would be replaced by discussion within the nursing leadership group, National Nursing Organisations (NNO)

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Angela Bates
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Ngaira Harker
  • Nicola Russell
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator
College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chair
  • Judy Yarwood
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Ngaira Harker
  • Nicola Russell
  • Kelly Rotherham: College Administrator

Andrea Bond becomes College administrator

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Kathy Holloway- non-Māori Chairperson
  • Taima Campbell- Māori chairperson
  • Liz Manning
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Mark Jones
  • Ngaira Harker
  • Andrea Bond: College Administrator

College brochure “Employing Nurse Practitioners “released

College Patron, Putiputi O’Brien QSMa, Passes away age 93

http://nursingreview.co.nz/tributes-for-nursing-treasure-putiputi-obrien/

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College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Kathy Holloway- non-Māori Chairperson
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chairperson
  • Liz Manning
  • Lorraine Heteraka-Stevens
  • Marama Parore
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Mark Jones

The College launches a new website

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College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Kathy Holloway- non-Māori Chairperson
  • Taima Campbell- Māori Chairperson
  • Liz Manning
  • Lorraine Heteraka-Stevens
  • Marama Parore
  • Margareth Broodkoorn
  • Mark Jones

Professor Jenny Carryer enters 25th Year as Executive Director/ President of the College

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Professor Jenny Carryer, interviewed by Joshua Smith, Medical student about Nurses and Doctors

Click the following link for interview:  Interview with Professor Jenny Carryer

 

College creates a new position of ‘Operations/ Project Manager’

Liz Manning comes off the Board to take up a position as operations/ project manager, to support the growth of the College and the work of the ED.

 

College provides online Nurseportfolio.nz

The Nurseportfolio.nz site was officially handed over to the College in January 2017, at which point dramatic update and refresh was undertaken:

  • To match the new College website palette/ skin
  • To update and refine the available tailored collections
  • The help/ user guides have been completely rewritten and are presented in a new and easy to use way.

The site is free to all College members.

There is also the capacity to create new ‘institutions’ on the site.

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Massey University, Catalyst IT and the College presented at the 2017 Australasian Nurse Educators Conference on the NP students using the site through the Massey University Institution.

 

 
Electronic portfolio standards

Over 2016/17 the Nurse Executives NZ refreshed and updated the national PDRP framework. In their recommendations, they suggested that due to the proliferation of electronic portfolio sites for nurses in New Zealand there should be creation of a set of standards and principles to guide developers and organisations using these sites.

As part of its role in the National Nursing Organisations (NNO) the College was tasked with creating a document to cover all electronic nursing portfolio development, with some basic principles and standards. A draft was created and consulted on across the sector for 1 month. The final document was then created from the feedback received, approved through August 28 2017 NNO meeting and has been added to the College website under the National Nursing Organisations Leaders Group Repository under the following link http://www.nurse.org.nz/nno-repository.html

 

 
Professional nursing supervisors

The College created a service on the website in 2017 which offers NZ registered nurse providers of professional nursing supervision the chance to have an endorsed profile on the College website.

Profiles are accessed through the ‘Professional Nursing Supervision’ section of the website. Nurses choose which supervisor they would like to approach independently of the College.

Supervisors do not have to be College members, but do need to be a registered nurse or nurse practitioner with an annual practising certificate.  Application process is through the new website http://www.nurse.org.nz/professional-nursing-supervisors.html

 

Professional support resources

The College over 2017 a suite of professional support guides was made available on the website. The four presentations cover common themes and provide general advice. Topics include:

  1. About the College- an overview of what the College offers.
  2. Portfolios- why we do portfolios and how to set up a portfolio hard copy or ePortfolio.
  3. Bullying- Being bullied? Managing a bullying situation?
  4. Practice issues:
    • Employer: How to manage performance improvement or disciplinary processes.
    • Employee: How to engage successfully in a performance improvement process and deal with a disciplinary process.

The presentations are self-paced and provide accessible pragmatic advice and information to underpin the support the College already offers. http://www.nurse.org.nz/powerpoint-presentations.html

 

 
Supervisors for NP candidates 

The College created a suite of online resources for the supervisors of NP candidates, recognizing that this group are often under-supported but vital to the continued development of New Zealand’s nurse practitioner (NP) workforce.

There is multimedia mix of 5 short video clips, web links, key documents and guidelines, aimed to concisely deliver important messages to very busy people about becoming a supervisor to an NP candidate in a variety of settings including DHBs and GP practices.

The topics included are: Supervising to best effect; the NP scope, domains and competencies- what they are and how to use them; the NP application process- evidential requirements; prescribing practice- reviewing practice against prescribing competencies; employing NP candidates- contractual and employment considerations. Therese are available through the website on the following link: http://www.nurse.org.nz/supervisors.html

 

College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Liz Manning- Operations Manager
  • Kathy Holloway- non-Māori Chairperson
  • Ngaira Harker- Māori Chairperson
  • Erin Meads
  • Lorraine Heteraka Stevens
  • Mark Jones
  • Sonia Hawkins
  • Andrea Bond: College Administrator

Resources for self-employment

The College of Nurses (NZ) recognised the steady growth in self-employed nurses and as a result, created a suite of web-based resources to support nurses who may be considering this as a future career option.

Planning a new business can feel daunting, especially for registered nurses and nurse practitioners, as unlike midwifery, physiotherapy or general practice, the New Zealand nursing profession does not have a strong history of self-employment.

For nurses considering solo-self-employment, becoming an employer, clinical or non-clinical, whichever they choose, there are now links in the resource kit to support them at each stage, from set-up to self-care, as well as how to maintain the money and professional nursing registration.

There are six sections in the resource which can be accessed in any order, each contains helpful advice, direction, prompts and links.

 

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College Board
  • Jenny Carryer- Executive Director
  • Liz Manning- Operations Manager
  • Kathy Holloway- non-Māori Chairperson
  • Ngaira Harker- Māori Chairperson
  • Erin Meads
  • Lorraine Heteraka Stevens
  • Mark Jones
  • Sonia Hawkins
  • Andrea Bond: College Administrator