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It Includes research undertaken by New Zealand nurses which is concerned with the practice of nursing, nursing education, nursing policy or nursing management from January 1999 to today.


Thesis & Nursing Research Collection

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  • Adams-Smith, Patricia Helen. (2002). An exploration of issues of primary health services for Taranaki te Atiawa children based on the expectations and perceptions of their female caregivers: A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of master of Arts in Nursing
  • Ainge, N. (2004). Commitment, confidence and cohesion: Auckland general nurses in the 1985 NZNA wage claim from January-October.
  • Alleyne, D. (2007). The context of nursing in New Zealand prisons from historical and contemporary perspectives: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degeree of Master of Health Sciences at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

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  • Baldwin, A. (1998). Effective home based care to enhance the health status of children under five years: Margaret May Blackwell Study Fellowship Report.
  • Barratt, Ruth. (2008). Behind barriers: Patients' perceptions of hospital isolation for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the award of Master of Advanced Practice (infection Control and Prevention) with Honours.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 831KB)
  • Barton, J. (2001). Pain knowledge and attitudes of nurses and midwives in a New Zealand context: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing.
  • Beale, J. (1988). Disabled people, their care in the United States relative to New Zealand: A report on study leave taken in mid- 1988 supported by the Nursing Education Research Foundation.
  • Bennison, Carolyn. (2008). Emergency Nurses' perceptions of the impact of postgraduate education on their practice in New Zealand: A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Health Sciences (Nursing). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 2.8MB)
  • Benton, David. (2013). International Comparative Analysis of Professional Regulation. Doctoral thesis
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 26MB)
  • Bickley, J. (2002). A study of medical, nursing and institutional not-for-resuscitation (NFR) discourses: A thesis presented in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Bigsby, M. A. (2016). The characteristics of nurses in relation to their attitudes about career planning and development activities: A thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Philosophy in Nursing  at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Blackie, S.A.H. (2001). Women, work, study and health:The experience of nurses engaged in paid work and further education: A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Nursing, Massey University.
  • Blair, S.M.S. (1999). The human cost of 'caring' care for registered nurses in clinical practice. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Bland, M. (2004). All the comforts of home? A critical ethnography of residential aged care in New Zealand : A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at the University of Newcastle
  • Boyd, L. (2001). "It could have just as easily been me": Nurses working in mental health services who have experienced mental illness: A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing.
  • Brown, C.M. (1992). A study of the origins of the practice nurse subsidy scheme: Research study presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the Advanced Diploma in Nursing, Auckland Institute of Technology.
  • Brown, E. (1999). Work-related back pain among nurses: nurses’ perceptions of the causative factors: dissertation presented as part requirement for the degree of Master in Public Health, University of Otago.Campbell, M.G. (1986). Report of study leave, June to October 1986. [Auckland]: Disease Unit, Auckland Hospital.
  • Brown, Margaret Barbara. (1991). The Auckland School of Nursing 1883 - 1990: The rise and fall. A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education. University of Auckland 1991.

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  • Cassidy, S. (2014). Proactive nursing practice and research to address improvement of health care needs of vulnerable children and their families 2013/2014. Margaret May Blackwell Travel & Study Fellowship Report
    Download a copy of this report (PDF, 1.9MB)
  • Christensen, J.C. (1988). The nursed passage: A theoretical framework for the nurse-patient partnership: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Massey University.
  • Clapperton, Jackie. (2008). The feasibility of establishing emergency care practitioners in New Zealand: A dissertation submitted for the degree of Masters in Health Sciences at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Cleaver, Helen. (2005). Reflections on knowing, not knowing and being in palliative care nursing. A research paper submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in nursing at Victoria University of Wellington.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 468KB)
  • Clendon, J.M. (2009). Motherhood and the 'Plunket Book': A social history: A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 5.4MB)
  • Cook, Deborah. (2006). Open visiting: does this benefit adult patients in intensive care units?: dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 203KB)
  • Cordery, Carolyn Joy. (2008). Dimensions of accountability: voices from New Zealand Primary Health Organisations: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Accounting at Victoria University of Wellington.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 3.2MB)
  • Cumming, Glynis. (2008). From a generic to a gynaecological oncology clinical nurse specialist: An evolving role: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 401KB)

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  • Daniels, A. (2004). Listening to New Zealand nurses: a survey of intent to leave, job satisfaction, job stress and burnout. A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the degree of Master of Health Science. [Auckland?] : [the author], 2004.
    NB: Comes with CD-rom. CD not available for loan but chapters can be downloaded and sent on request
    Contents page available here (PDF, 54KB)
  • Darkins, Dr. Tina (2016). Merging health and social day careReport on a New Zealand based model of holistic day care service for the elderly, frail and those with disabilities. New Zealand Nurses Organisation. Nursing Education Research Foundation (NERF) Special Projects Grant 2014-2015.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 803KB)
  • Dixon, A. (1996). Critical case studies as voice: The difference in practice between enrolled and registered nurses: A thesis submitted in total fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. [Bedford Park, South Australia]: School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University of South Australia.
  • Dixon, A. (1992). Community trusts in the 1991 health reforms: Submitted in partial requirement for the Degree of Master of Public Policy. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Dunkley, P. A. (1982). Report of study observation tour, July 28 to October 3, 1982. Auckland: National Womens Hospital.

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  • Eden, S. (2011, January). An integrated literature review of the role of the nurse practitioner in the emergency department. A dissertation in partial fulfilment of Master Health Sciences (Clinical) through University of Otago, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 576KB)
  • Euswas, P. (W.). (1991). The actualized caring moment: A grounded theory of caring in nursing practice: A thesis presented in fulfilment of requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Massey University, New Zealand.

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  • Feek, C.M. (1994). Quality and New Zealand's reformed healthcare system: Thesis for the Masters Degree in Public Policy, MAPP 591. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Fowlie, L.G. (1997). Gastric tube placement in neonates: A research project presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing.
  • French, P. (2001). A study of the regulation of nursing in New Zealand 1901-1997. Graduate School of Nursing and Midwifery, Victoria University of Wellington. Monograpgh Series 2/2001

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  • Garlick, A. (2006). Determined to make a difference: A study of public health nursing practice with vulnerable families: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Nursing at Massey University.
  • Gibbison, B. (2010).  Are we there yet?: Factors associated with, and experiences of, weight maintenance in the adult weight management programme in the Waikato. A research portfolio submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing, The University of Auckland.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.4MB)
  • Gillespie, M. E. (2013). Compassion fatigue and cancer nurses: a national survey of cancer nurses in New Zealand. A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 2.4MB)
  • Grainger, P. (2007). Nursing documentation in the emergency department: Nurses' perspectives. A thesis submitted toVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing (Clinical). DOI:  10.13140/2.1.2715.7285
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Grant-Mackie, D. (2000). A literature review of competence in relation to specialty nursing. A research report presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing, Massey University.
    A copy of this report can be downloaded here (PDF, 185KB)
  • Green, D.E. (1989). Burnout: The elaboration of a stress related syndrome: Submitted for the degree Doctor of Philosophy of the Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Gunn, D.R. (1999). Caring for the dying adolescent: The lived experience of four mothers: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Science – Nursing.

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  • Hall, E.M. (1994). Demystifying mentoring: My odyssey encompassing the experiences of New Zealand nurses. A thesis awarded the degree of Master of Commerce (with Distinction), by the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Harding, T.S. (2005). Constructing the "other" : on being a man and a nurse. A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. This study explores the experiences of men who are nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand. Utilising discourse analysis a social constructionist reading of men, masculinity and nursing is provided to offer an alternative reading to much of the extant literature with respect to men in nursing.
    A copy of this thesis can be downloaded here (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Harker, D.Y. (2000). Nurses as patients: the stories of two woman nurse educators as recipients of nursing care. A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts in Nursing. Victoria University of Wellington : [author]
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 702KB)
  • Hayward, S. (2009). Evaluation of a change programme: model of nursing care delivery. A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment for the degree of Master of Health Sciences.
    Download a copy of this thesis here (PDF, 499KB)
  • Henry, P. (2001). "Coming home safely: A successful transition from hospital to home": Margaret May Blackwell Study Fellowship for Nurses of Young Children, Nursing Education Research Foundation.
  • Hewson, J. (2004). Professional support for the nurse pracitioner in New Zealand. A dissertation submitted to Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing. 
    The Nurse Practitioner role is an important addition to nursing workforce development in New Zealand. At present there are relatively few NPs, however the number of nurses seeking Nursing Council endorsement continues to grow. These nurses are in a unique situation as pioneers having achieved the highest level of autonomous advanced nursing practice.
  • Hibberd, J.M. (1987). The labour disputes of Alberta nurses, 1977-1982: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Planning and Evaluation. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta.
  • Hill, A.A. (1982). The history of midwifery from 1840 to 1979: With specific reference to the training and education of the student midwife: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education. Auckland: University of Auckland.
  • Hill, L. (1994). Feminism and unionism in New Zealand: Organising the markets for womens work: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology at the University of Canterbury.
  • Holloway, A. (1982). Report of graduate studies in the United States, 1979-1981.
  • Holmes, M. (1989). Report on study tour of USA, UK and Australia on HIV/AIDS, October 1988 - February 1989.
  • Honey, M. (1996). New Zealand Practice Nurses' use of and attitude toward computers: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Nursing at Massey University.
  • Honeyfield, Margy. (2008). The necessity of effective nursing leadership for the retention of professional hospital nurses:  A dissertation submitted to Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing, May 2008.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 302KB)
  • Hooker, Michelle. (2010). Implementing the rheumatic fever guidelines: Identifying the challenges and crossing the theory/practice divide: A research portfolio submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, 2010.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Houliston, Sally Leigh. (2007). Flight nurse perceptions of factors influencing clinical decision making in their practice environment: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, New Zealand

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  • Idour, M.G. (1997). "Stepping beyond the known": The lived experience of returning registered nurse students: An interpretive descriptive study: A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University, College of Education, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Ingram-Clark, C (2013). Analysis of evidence-based nursing information for the New Zealand practice nurse. Gretta and Harry Hamblin Trust Research Report. Submitted to NERF, May 2013.
  • Ingram-Clark, C (2012). Evidence-based nursing: A genre based inquiry into its communicative purpose for the New Zealand Practice Nurse. A research project presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing at Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Irvine, D.D. (2000). Nursing accountability: A professional approach: A 152.786 (50 point) research report: Presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Business Studies at Massey University.
  • Irvine, H.J. (1998). Professional supervision for nurses and midwives. Report to the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Wellington, May 1998.

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  • Jacobs, Susan Haas. (2005). Advanced nursing practice and the nurse practitioner: New Zealand Nursing's professional project in the late 20th century. A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. {Hawkes Bay] : [author].
    Beginning with the question, "what are the forces and voices influencing the meaning of the concept, and the development of advanced nursing practice in New Zealand in the 1990s", this thesis uses an historical sociological approach to explore what New Zealand nursing is becoming and what it is ceasing to be.
  • Jamieson, Isabel. (2012).  What are the views of Generation Y New Zealand Registered Nurses towards nursing, work and career?: A descriptive exploratory study. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences. University of Canterbury Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 2012.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 3.3MB)
  • Jones, R.G. (2000). Rongoa Māori and primary health care: [Thesis].
    Can be downloaded from: www.hauora.com
  • Jones, S. (1995). Presentations by the 1995 NERF Travelling Scholar – Shelley Jones.
  • Jones, S.E.R. (1994). Career transition: From professional to manager in the health service: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for Master of Philosophy in Management Studies and Labour Relations. University of Auckland.
  • Julian, R. (1992). Adolescent health: professional training study: The Nursing and Midwifery, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Curricula.

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  • Keer-Keer, T. (2012). The lived experience of adults with myasthenia gravis: A phenomenological study. A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Health Sciences (Nursing), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, August 2012.
    - Copy available from the NZNO Library
  • Kiro, C. A. (2000). Māori health policy and practice: Kimihia hauora Māori. Ngapuhi, Hgati-Hine, Ngati Te Rangiwewehe: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Massey University, Albany, 2000. Krause, I.S. (1978). A perspective on industrial relations in nursing in New Zealand: A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Arts in Economics at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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  • Lamb, Jill. (2009). The effect of cigarette smoking on the frequency of colposcopy visits, treatments and referrals: a pilot study. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Health Sciences (Nursing-Clinical) at the University of Otago, Chrischurch New Zealand. Revised edition May 2009.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.5MB)
  • Lee, Rochelle (2012). Māori solo mothers' healthcare access: Experiences, barriers and complexities of access. A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Health Sciences, The University of Auckland 2012.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 8.7MB)
  • Lemire, R.G. (1991). Presentations by the 1991 NERF Travelling Scholar - Ginette L. Rodger.
  • Litchfield, M.C. (1997). The process of nursing partnership in family health: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota.
  • Litchfield, M.C. (1993). The process of health patterning in families with young children who have been repeatedly hospitalised: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
  • Lumby, J. (1993). Presentations by the 1993 NERF Travelling Scholar – Professor Judy Lumby.
  • Lynch, T. ( 2005). A qualitative descriptive study of youth with Crohn’s disease : a dissertation submitted to the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in partial fulfilment of the degree of Master of Health Science.
    This qualitative descriptive study explores the experience of four youth between the ages of 16-21 years who were diagnosed with Crohn's disease within 18 months of commencement of this study. It explores the experience of living with Crohn's disease, involving what it is like to endure the symptoms, investigations, surgery and recovery and changes to social life including relationships with family, friends, school, work or study. The experience and struggle is ongoing.

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  • Macfie, B. (2003). The exploration of primary health care nursing for child and family health: Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study Fellowship, 2002
  • MacGeorge, J. M. (2000). Non-invasive continuous positive airway pressure therapy in patients presenting with cardiogenic pulmonary odema. A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing. Victoria University of Wellington.

  • McClunie-Trust, P. (2000). Body boundaries and discursive practices in life threatening illness: Narratives of the self. MA thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.  
    Can be downloaded from:
    http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/handle/10063/489
  • McClunie-Trust, P. (2010). Negotiating boundaries: The nurse family member caring for her own relative in palliative care. Doctoral thesis, Victoria University of Wellington.
    Can be downloaded from:
    http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz//handle/10063/1393
  • McClure, M. L. (1988). Presentations by the 1988 NERF Travelling Scholar – Margaret L. McClure.
  • McCool, J.M. (2008). Skills and knowledge retention after a resuscitation course: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Taradale, New Zealand. Special acknowledgment to NERF & GHH for their research grant.
  • McHardy, Judy. (2011/12). Improving the health of children through: Improving the primary-secondary interface for child health; Child health practice within the integrated family health centres; Improving care for medically fragile children. Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study Scholarship.
    Download a copy of this report (PDF, 227KB)
  • McKillop, A.M. (1998). Native health nursing in New Zealand 1911-1930: A new work and a new profession for women: Thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Nursing at Massey University.
  • McLean, J. (2007). Pushing the boundaries: Relationships with adolescents: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied).
  • McLees, M.A. (1988). The career patterns and orientations of nurses: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Edmonton, Alberta: Department of Educational Administration, University of Alberta.
  • McNamara, N. (2007). The meaning of the experience for ICU nurses when a family member is critically ill: A hermeneutic phenomenological study.
  • Madide, S. (2003). Effects of night shift schedules on nurses working in a private hospital in South Africa: A project report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Master of Science degree in Ergonomics. Industrial Ergonomics Division, Division of Industrial Ergonomics, Lulea University of Technology.
    http://epubl.ltu.se/1402-1617/2003/084/LTU-EX-03084-SE.pdf
  • Mahoney, L. (2008). Making the invisible visible: Public health nurses role with children who live with a parent with a mental illness. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    View abstract (PDF, 1 page, 87KB)
    View or download Making the invisible visible (PDF, 119 pages, 1.4MB)
  • Manderson, D. A. (1999). Discourses of grief: The death of a mother. A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Massey University, New Zealand.
  • Marlow, S. A. (2007). A voyage of grief and beauty: a phenomenological study of the experience of supporting a family member with an intellectual disability who is dying in a community setting: a thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing.
  • Mason, B. (2002). An analysis of the role of the practice nurse in primary health care, 2000/2001: A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Health Sciences (Nursing).
  • Maw, H. (2005). The challenge of developing Primary Health Care nurse practitioner roles in rural New Zealand: A dissertation submitted to Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 343KB)
  • Miles, MAP. (2005). A critical analysis of the relationships between nursing, medicine and the government in New Zealand 1984-2001. A thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Otago, Dunedin, November 2005. [Christchurch?] : [the author], 2005.
    This thesis concerns an investigation of the tripartite arrangements between the government, the nursing and the medical sectors in New Zealand over the period 1984 to 2001 with a particular focus on primary health care.
  • Mockford, A. (November 2009). The exploration of systems and technologies to enhance the healthcare of children under five. Margaret May Blackwell Trust Travel Study fellowship 2008/2009.
  • Mockford, A. (2008). An exploratory descriptive study of the needs of parents after their young child is discharged from hospital following an admission with an acute illness: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing. Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
    http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/handle/10063/658
  • Moody, A.L. (1986). Professionalism versus unionism: Impact of involvement in wage negotiations since 1969 on the New Zealand Nurses Association members : Submitted for: Diploma of Industrial Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, 30th September 1986.
  • Moore, J. (2009). The role of an advanced nurse practitioner in the identification and management of patients with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of Health Sciences (Nursing - Clinical) at The University of Otago, Christchurch.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 1.1MB)
  • Morgan, F. A. (2006). Primary health care nurses supporting families parenting pre-term infants : a thesis submitted for the degree of Masters in Health Science (Nursing) at the University of Otago. Dunedin, New Zealand.
    Birth of a baby earlier than 37 weeks gestation ushers in a period of uncertainty and stress for parents. Uncertainties may center on whether their infant will survive and what ongoing growth and developmental issues their infant will face.

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  • Nicol, I. (1981). Combining the Plunket and public health nurses’ roles in an urban area: A feasibility study.

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  • O’Malley, J.E. (2001). Critical social analysis of acute institutionally based mental health nursing following an action research project: A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Oxenbridge, S. (1992). Public sector collective bargaining in the post Employment Contracts Act environment: A case study.

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  • Parton, B. M. (2015). Māori women, health care, and contemporary realities : a critical reflection : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Health) at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand 
    http://hdl.handle.net/10179/7213
  • Paton, B. I. (2003). Unready-to-hand as adventure: knowing within the practice wisdom of clinical nurse educators: a thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
  • Payne, D.L. (1990). The first eighteen months of "management of change" in the state health sector - did the nurses get what they bargained for?: Impact of involvement in management decision making on the NZ Nurses Association members: Submitted in partial requirement for the Diploma of Industrial Relations at the Victoria University of Wellington, 6 October 1990.
  • Payne, S. (2007). The nurse's role in promoting health of vulnerable children (0 to 5 yr olds) through co-ordinated care. Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study Fellowship Report.
    Download a copy of this report (PDF, 2.0MB)
  • Picken, M. J. (2006). Humanitarian nurses’ stories of their experiences in areas of natural disaster and conflict: A research paper submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing (Clinical).
  • Pirret, A.M. (2013). Nurse practitioner diagnostic reasoning. A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Massey University, New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 6.0MB)
  • Pocknall, H. (1992). Unintentional injuries in small children. Report from a study in Sweden focusing on injury prevention in small children. Margaret May Blackwell Fellowship Report

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  • Ramsden, I.M. (2002). Cultural safety and nursing education in Aotearoa and Te Waipounamu: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 4.1MB)
  • Richardson, Fran. (2000). What is it like to teach cultural safety in a New Zealand Nursing education programme?: A thesis carried out in partial fulfilment for the degree of Master of Arts - Nursing. Massey University, Wellington.
  • Rickard, D. (1999). Parents as experts: Partnership in the care of the chronically ill children: Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study, Fellowship for Nurses of Young Children, 1999.
  • Roberts, F. (1999). The people, the programme and the place: Nurses' perceptions of the Lakeland Health Professional Development Programme: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing.
  • Rodgers, J.A. (1985). Nursing education in New Zealand, 1883 to 1930: The persistence of the Nightingale ethos: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Education at Massey University.
  • Rolls, S. L. (2006). An exploration of workplace violence in the Emergency Department: Are emergency nurses safe? : A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 653KB)
  • Rosieur, J. (Sept 2010). An exploration of family partnership approaches to enhance care delivery and improve healthcare outcomes to young families within their communities: Margaret May Blackwell Trust Travel Study Fellowship 2009/2010.
  • Rummell, L. (1993). The proving ground: The lived world of nursing students in their pre-registration clinical experience: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Nursing at Massey University.

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  • Scheibmair, A. (2016). Promoting New Zealand children’s active participation in healthcare. Auckland, New Zealand: New Zealand Nurses Organisation and New Zealand Nursing Education and Research Foundation
  • Shih, Li-Chin. (2009). Impact of dialysis on rurally based Mäori clients and their Whänau: A research portfolio submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing, The University of Auckland.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 2.0MB)
  • Simon, V.N. (2000). Characterising Maaori nursing practice: A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Sciences at the University of Waikato.
  • Smillie, A. (2003). The end of tranquility : an exploration of some organisational and societal factors that generated discord upon the introduction of trained nurses into New Zealand hospitals, 1885-1914 : a research paper submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Nursing. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Spackman. N. E. (2008). Nurses' early experiences with patient death: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Health Pyschology. Auckland: University of Auckland.
    Title page and abstract (pdf)
  • Spence, Deb and Anderson, Maxine. (2006). Implementing a prescribing practicum within a Masters programme in advanced nursing practice. A pilot study. [Auckland; Hawkes Bay] : [The authors], 2006.
    This report presents the findings and recommendations derived from a collaborative action research pilot project undertaken alongside the implementation of two nurse prescribing practicum courses in New Zealand.
    Download a copy of this report (PDF, 6.3MB)
  • Spiers, J.A. (1994). The dance in caring: Negotiating nurse-client interactions using politeness as a communication strategy: A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing. Edmonton, Canada: Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.
  • Stevenson, A.F. (1997). Realities and rhetoric: General hospital nursing in New Zealand 1945 -1960: Thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts. Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington.
  • Surtees, Ruth Joy. (2003). Midwifery as Feminist Praxis in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of doctor of Philosophy in Education. Christchurch: University of Canterbury.
    Download a copy of this PhD (PDF, 1.1MB)

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  • Taua, Chris. (2005). Revisiting the past: A focused ethnography of contemporary dual diagnosis nursing practice. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Nursing at Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Christchurch] : [author], 2005.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 980KB)
  • Tautua, P. (2002). Exploring primary health care nursing for child and family health (specifically targeting 0-5 year's age group): Margaret May Blackwell Travel Study Fellowship for Nurses of Young Children 2002.
  • Thompson, C. (2005). Caring for people with mental health problems who present at the emergency department: a nurse educator’s journey. A research project submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts (Applied) in Nursing. Victoria University of Wellington.
    The aim of this research paper was to explore the education needs of ED nurses when caring for people with mental health problems. A literature review was undertaken to investigate the broad education strategies available to overcome these challenges.
    The abstract,contents page and section one can be downloaded here (PDF, 87LB)
  • Thomson, C.P. (1990). Towards a model of professional union organisation: A case study of the New Zealand Nurses Association and Auckland Public Hospital: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Commerce in Management Studies and Labour Relations, University of Auckland, 1990: [unpublished thesis].
  • Thomson, M. (1974). A study of the position of staff sister in a New Zealand hospital: A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology.
  • Thomson, M. (1979). Overseas study programme: report, 1978/79.

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  • Wagener, S. (1994). The nursing management of the acutely ill child in communities without readily available specialist paediatric services. Margaret May Blackwell Scholarship Report.
  • Ward, V.C. (2013). Preoperative fluid management of the older adult patient with hip fracture.  A thesis submitted to Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of the Master of Clinical Research
    Copy available from the NZNO Library 
    Can also be downloaded here:

    http://researcharchive.vuw.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10063/2877/thesis.pdf?sequence=2
  • Water, T. (2008). The meaning of being in dilemma in pediatric practice: A phenomenological study. A thesis submitted to Auckland University of Technology in partial fulfilment of the degree Doctor of Philosophy.
    Download a copy of this thesis (PDF, 750KB)
  • Wenmoth, J. (199?). Involuntary unemployment: A grounded theory analysis of the experience of five nurses.
  • Wenmouth, J. (1990). A phenomenological study examining the experience of nausea, vomiting and retching associated with pregnancy.
  • Wepa, D.T.N. (2001). An exploration of the experiences of cultural safety educators: A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy, Massey University, 2001.
  • Williams, B.G. (2000). The primacy of the nurse in New Zealand 1960s-1990s: Attitudes, beliefs and responses over time: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Williams, D. J. (2006). “One for the boys”: an evaluative study of Primary Health Care access by men in Tairawhiti: a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Nursing.
  • Wilson, D.S. (2001). Transforming nursing education: A legitimacy of difference: A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the University of Canterbury.
  • Woods, M. (2007). Parental resistance: Mobile and transitory discourses: A discursive analysis of parental resistance towards medical treatment for a seriously ill child. A thesis presented in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Wotton, J. (2014). The exploration of proactive nursing practice and health services to address the needs of vulnerable children and their families. Margaret May Blackwell Trust. Travel Study Scholarship 2013/14
    Email: Library@nzno.org.nz  for an e-copy of this report
  • Wynn-Williams. (2006). The lived experience of being a core midwife in a New Zealand Maternity unit: An interpretive study: A thesis submitted to the Victoria University of Wellington in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts (Applied) in Midwifery.

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Compiled: December 2003
Updated:  20 March 2017
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