The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is affiliated to the following organisations.

Global Nurses United (GNU)

Global Nurses UnitedGNU brings together at least 25 nursing unions around the world to fight against austerity, privatization and attacks on Public Health, and work for safe nurse staffing ratios, and improved patient care for all.




International Council of Nurses (ICN)

International Council of Nurses logoICN represents more than 1.2 million nurses in more than 100 countries.

The ICN works closely with a number of international organisations including:

  • World Health Organisation (WHO)
  • International Labour Organisation (ILO)

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU)

New Zealand Council of Trade UnionsThe New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi brings together over 350,000 New Zealand union members in 40 affiliated unions. 

They area a united voice for working people and their families in New Zealand.

South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF)

South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF) logoThe South Pacific Nurses Forum was formed in 1982 by South Pacific Nurses who were attending the 1980 International Council of Nurses in Los Angeles, USA. the Forum has met in a different location in the South Pacific every two years since then.

Clinical nurses, nurse managers, nurse educators and nurse leaders from across the South Pacific attend the Forum to discuss and debate key issues of importance to nurses and nursing.