The evidence for investment in nursing campaign aims to raise awareness of the substantial and cost effective contribution of nursing to improving health outcomes for New Zealanders.
Nursing is the most flexible health profession and its current and future contribution to improving the health status of New Zealanders is largely unrecognised.
The campaign aims to change that situation. It will run through to the end of 2013 and thereafter will become business as usual for NZNO.
The campaign is designed to build into other NZNO strategies and a wider pan nursing venture to strengthen the image of nurses and clearly articulate the value of nursing to society, policy makers, and health service managers.
It will support nurses as they proudly discuss the cost effective and added value that they can provide if they are well utilised.
Campaign resources now available:
Nursing in Aotearoa New Zealand – a definition (2010, PDF)
Productivity – nursing’s contribution (2010, PDF)
How nurses working in primary health care improve health outcomes (2011, PDF)
How nurses working in nurse-led clinics improve health outcomes (2011, PDF)
How nurses in aged and residential care improve health outcomes (2011, PDF)
Failure to Rescue (2012, PDF)