On this pa​ge

The Committee

Interested in becoming a committee member

Roles of the Office Bearers

Committee meeting dates

CENNZ Annual Plan

CENNZ Strategic Plan

Contact the committee

College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand
PO Box 2128
New Zealand

Chairperson: Jo King

Secretary:  Paula Draper

Journal Editor:  Michael Geraghty

National Committee

Name and Role
Region and job title

Jo King

Top of the South
Registered Nurse

Chris Thomas

Registered Nurse

Pauler Draper

Hawkes Bay / Tairawhiti
Registered Nurse

Kathryn Wadsworth
Contact me for Membership

Registered Nurse

Suzanne Rolls,
Professional Nursing Advisor (NZNO)



Regional Representatives

Region and role

Christine Thomas

Registered Nurse

Matt Comeskey

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Michelle Peperkoorn
Grants & Awards


Kaidee Hesford

Midlands / Bay of Plenty 
Registered Nurse

Paula Draper

Hawkes Bay / Tairawhiti

Katie Smith

Mid Central Region

Kathryn Wadsworth

Registered Nurse

Jo King

Top of South
Registered Nurse

Sandra Richardson

Canterbury / Westland

Erica Mowat
Contact me for Triage course information

Otago / Southland

Interested in becoming a CENNZ-NZNO National Committee Member?

If you are interested in an enjoyable, challenging role representing your region, promoting emergency nursing nationally and meeting like-minded emergency nurses, then this is the role for you.  You do require a commitment and interest in the development of emergency nursing.

By becoming a committee member for CENNZ you will be involved in strategic planning, governmental dialogue, collaboration with national agencies, development of education for emergency nurses and networking with other emergency nurses nationally and internationally.

The term of office is for 2 years (maximum of 4 years) and requires a moderate time commitment.  There are four face-to-face meetings per year (which are for 2 days each) and a monthly half hour teleconference.  Each committee member writes a short journal report four times per year. The role also involves other committee responsibilities between meetings as well as disseminating information back to your region.

Committee members are required to have the ability to write and critique their own as well as others’ documents. It is essential that they are competent computer users (able to use Microsoft Word and preferably Excel), have internet access, the ability to access remotely stored CENNZ documents, as well as being able to have regular access to email. 

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Roles of office bearers for the College of Emergency Nurses NZ – NZNO National Committee

Role of the Chairperson:

The Chairperson is elected to represent the College of Emergency Nurses and acts as an advocate for emergency nurses and emergency nursing.

  • Chair annual general meetings, committee meetings, and any special executive meetings.

  • Receive reports from subcommittee meetings.

  • Liaise with NZNO‘s Coordinator of Professional National Structure, and the Section and College representative NZNO Board of Directors.

  • Advise NZNO, the Nursing Council or other interested bodies on Emergency Nursing issues.

  • Direct the affairs of the college.

  • Implement policy decisions made at conference.

  • Provide support to national committee and college members.

  • Ex officio member of all College of Emergency Nurses committees and networks.

Role of the Secretary:

  • Organise meetings and teleconferences in conjunction with committee members.

  • Liaise with the Chairperson over matters that need to be dealt with e.g. Agendas.  correspondence received and sent.

  • Prepare minutes and send to all members within specified time.

  • Manage and circulate all relevant correspondence as applicable.

  • Keep all files in order and keep records of all data received.

  • Keep an updated list of all national committee members’ address, email, phone/fax numbers.

Role of the Treasurer:

  • Work with the NZNO accountant assigned to the college to keep accurate and up to date financial accounts for the college.

  • Supply a financial report each year to NZNO on proposed balance sheet for the next year.

  • Present the annual budget to the Annual General Meeting.

  • Ensure an annual audit of accounts for presentation to the Annual General Meeting.

Portfolios within the committee:

  • Chairperson

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Triage Coordinator

  • Journal

  • Membership

  • Website

  • Awards

  • Repository

  • Knowledge and Skills Framework

  • Advanced Emergency Nurses Network

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CENNZ Committee Meeting Dates


Face to Face Meetings

  • 16 - 17 February 2018
  • 11 - 12  May 2018
  • 10 - 11 August 2018
  • 25 October 2018

Teleconference meetings

4.00pm - 5.00pm

  • 14 December 2017
  • 8 March 2018
  • 12 April 2018
  • 14 June 2018
  • 12 July 2018
  • 13 September 2018
  • 8 November 2018
  • 13 December 2018

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CENNZ Annual Business Plan

2014 - 2017 CENNZ Annual Business Plan

CENNZ Strategic Plan

CENNZ Strategic Plan 2017 - 2021

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