The Women's Health Section NZNO will be a significant driving force to ensure all women in Aotearoa/New Zealand will receive optimum healthcare.
Our mission statement
Women's Health Section NZNO is the professional nursing voice for women's health and related issues. As stakeholders we will advocate for women and influence health policy. We aim to provide nursing leadership to promote, support and advance nursing practice in relation to women’s health in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The logo is reflective of women’s health and is representative of:
- the continuum of women’s health
- a journey
- every circle has an circle outside symbolising the caring and nurturing nature of nursing in women’s health
- beginning of life/women’s journey
- circle of life
In 2003 the NZ Gynaecology Nurses Special Interest Group (NZGNSG) approved at their AGM that the group would become a professional section of NZNO.
The national committee met for the first time in early 2004 and formed a steering committee undertaking considerable foundation work (ie establishing the section name, logo, section rules, and a strategic plan) which culminated in the ratification and launch of the Section at the AGM on the 5th November 2004.
The section continues to hold very successful annual conferences and is currently working on professional practice standards and policies.