The Cancer Nurses College have the following resources available for members:

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Nursing Council New Zealand are reviewing the list of medicines able to be prescribed by designated nurse prescribers. Feedback is sought before 30th January to

Letter re: Nurse Prescribers (PDF, 274KB)
Letter to Directors of Nursing (PDF, 93KB)


We are seeking your assistance to ensure your members have an opportunity to comment on the value of proposed indicators for quality improvement of lung cancer diagnosis and treatment services by Monday, 22 July 2019 to

Lung Cancer - Proposed Quality Performance Indicators (PDF, 1MB)


The Knowledge and Skills Framework for Cancer Nurses (KSFCN)

In  collaboration with the  Ministry of Health (MoH), the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Cancer Nurses College (CNC) committee would like to provide you with a copy of the Knowledge and Skills Framework for Cancer Nurses (KSFCN).

Following a national consultation process, the final draft of the KSFCN was rigorously reviewed and subsequently approved and endorsed for implementation by the National Nursing Consortium in November 2014.

Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and as such requires the nurse to have the necessary education and tools to enable them to care for people with cancer across the health continuum in a number of settings. The KSFCN was developed  with MoH support by cancer nurses for cancer nurses. The KSFCN is intended to complement your current professional development framework(s) as a tool to assist nurses working across the cancer care continuum to  identify the specific knowledge and skills required to support their personal and professional development as generalist nurses caring for people with cancer and/or nurses who wish to specialise in cancer nursing. The NZNO CNC committee encourages you to utilise the framework with a view to enhancing nurse’s learning and cancer patient outcomes.

As part of the committee’s commitment to continuous quality improvement in cancer nursing, the KSFCN will be reviewed in January 2016 to assess the applicability and usefulness of the framework in practice. You will be invited to participate in the 2016 national review of the KSFCN.

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If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the reference group listed in the Appendix.

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Previous conference presentations

Cancer Nurses College Conference 2017

Oncology & Haematology Conference 2015 - Raising the Profile

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