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Award for Auckland nurse professor

16 September 2015

Professor Marion Jones was presented with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation award for services to nursing at a ceremony held in Wellington last night.

NZNO president Marion Guy says, “Professor Marion Jones is a deserving nominee for this award. She is a highly regarded member of our organisation NZNO and life member of the Perioperative Nurses College.”

“Her contribution to nursing, and in particular perioperative nursing; locally, nationally and internationally is exemplary.” 

Marion Jones is Professor of Inter-professional Health, and Dean of Postgraduate Studies, at Auckland University of Technology, NZ.  She is involved in the University Academic Board, University Postgraduate Board, Research Committee of Academic Board and quality management of postgraduate programmes.  Until 2012 she was the Head of the National Centre for Inter-professional Education and Collaborative Practice in NZ and with her appointment as Dean of Postgraduate Studies has remained a Director of the Centre.  She is a Visiting Professor of Inter-professional Education at Derby University in the UK. 

She is a registered nurse and her PhD was in “The shaping of inter-professional team practice” and she is currently co-editing a second book on inter-professional leadership. 

Professor Jones has a strong commitment to inter-professional practice, nursing and health practice nationally and internationally through active membership of NZNO; Fellow of the College of Nurses Aotearoa, founding member of the Australasian Inter-professional Practice and Education Network Board Member of InterED; and founding member and past executive of the International Federation of Perioperative Nurses. 

Marion Guy says, “Marion’s name often comes up at international forums in recognition of her significant contribution to perioperative nursing internationally. She is politically active in lobbying on behalf of perioperative nurses as well as providing mentorship to the new generation of perioperative nursing leaders. It is a privilege to honour her.”

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