Back 

Mental Health Nurses

In this area:
Mental Health Nurses Section

Welcome to the Mental Health Nurses Section pages.

The Mental Health Nurses Section is a specialty professional section of NZNO dedicated to the provision of leadership, education and professional development of mental health nursing in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Mission Statement

The Mental Health Nurses Section is a specialty professional section of NZNO dedicated to the provision of leadership, education and professional development of mental health nursing in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Vision Statement

To bring mental health nurses together in their diversity to positively influence policy and practice for the development of consumer centered care in New Zealand/Aotearoa.

Strategic Plan 2007-2009

The Mental Health Nurses Section Strategic Plan 2007 (updated March 2009) (PDF 99Kb).

Objectives
  • To be the recognised professional organisation of Mental Health nurses in New Zealand.
  • To recruit nurses practicing, identifying with, and/or interested in Mental Health care to belong to the Mental Health Nurses Section.
  • To practice in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • To provide a communications network for all members including regular newsletters, conferences and disseminating information on issues pertaining to Mental Health nursing.
  • To liaise with appropriate authorities on social and health issues relevant to Mental Health nursing and community health.
  • To encourage, promote and provide the development of educational programmes / seminars for Mental Health nurses and those interested in Mental Health Care.
  • To encourage and support research into Mental Heath nursing.
  • To actively facilitate the ongoing strategic and professional development of Mental Health nursing in conjunction with NZNO and appropriate health authorities.
  • To communicate and liaise with other Mental Health organisations at a national and international level.
MHNS Rules

Please note these are currently being updated and will be taken to the AGM in November (Auckland).


© Copyright 2014 New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Authorised by NZNO, 57 Willis Street, Wellington