National Student Unit

NSU Leaders

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National Student Unit

The National Student Unit (NSU) exists to serve the interests of all students belonging to the NZNO.  The
NSU is unique, it represents around 4,422 students and is the major political voice for nursing students today. 

To find out more on how the National Student Committee works, please take a look at the:

NZNO Support for Students.

NZNO Services for Student Members

Accuro Health Benefits for NZNO Undergraduates

Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE)

Ace Centre Contact details:

ACE Consultant: Esther Heus
ACE Centre Phone: 0800 223 236 (from 8am – 430pm Monday to Friday)
ACE Centre Email:

ACE is the online application process for all NZ Nursing Graduates to apply for Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) or Nurse Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP – Mental Health and Addiction Nursing) graduate programmes nationwide.

If you have any queries about NETP/NESP and/or the ACE application process please contact your NZNO NSU Rep at your School of Nursing or ring NZNO 0800 28 38 48 to discuss with your Professional Nursing Adviser.

National Nursing Student Survey 2013

Results are now online for the NSU Survey 2013. Read the survey report here

Update for NZNO student members

Information about the Voluntary Student Membership

Read the update:

Whakaora i a tātau mahi!

Update for NZNO student members

The Voluntary Student Membership Act and how it will affect you.

Why it is important to retain your membership of your student association.

The Voluntary Student Membership Act (officially known as the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Act 2011) has recently been passed by Parliament.

It will have a big impact on your life as a student and the support you can expect to get from your students association in future.

Download the update for NZNO student members (PDF)