Why Join?

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Why Join?

NZNO is both a professional association and trade union, one of the biggest and strongest in New Zealand because of our active membership.

How does joining benefit you?

There are a diverse range of benefits from NZNO membership

  • Industrial Services - wage and working conditions' negotiations and help with any disciplinary issues.  Campaigning on the key issues affecting members.
  • Professional Services - 23 special interest colleges/sections providing professional leadership, support, advice and advocacy
  • Legal Services - a team of experienced lawyers and a competence adviser to represent members through investigations
  • Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand - keeping members in touch with the world of nursing and health
  • Indemnity Insurance - comprehensive insurance specially designed for the work members do
  • Scholarships and Grants - there's a wide range available to members
  • Education - training seminars, study days, conferences and workshops on ethical, legal, professional and industrial issues for career development
  • Publications including standards, code of ethics, position statements, advice and guidelines
  • Advocacy through policy development, submissions, representation on external organisations and advisory groups
  • A comprehensive research programme to support the aspirations of members
  • A comprehensive library - resource material often not available elsewhere
  • Commercial benefits e.g. NZNO marketplace, Resene Paint, Travel and Health Insurance, etc

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Student membership

A student membership package is available to:

  • Undergraduate students of nursing and midwifery
  • International nursing students visiting New Zealand Unwaged new graduates
  • Those retired from nursing but wishing to retain full membership
  • Return to nursing students
  • Bachelor of Nursing students employed part time as Health care Assistants, caregivers etc

For more information go to the National Student Unit  page on our website.


  • You can pay by credit card (Master and Visa only)
  • The fee is payable in advance and you will need to indicate on the application form the start and finish date of your course

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