Grants and Awards

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CENNZ Grants

The College of Emergency Nurses offers a variety of grants for CENNZ members who are interested in completing further education, such as TNCC courses, conference attendance and post graduate study.

For more information please contact

Education Grant

Outlines the inclusion / exclusion criteria for funding of the CENNZ member to attend professional development opportunities.

Education Grant Postgraduate Study

This fund is available to all full CENNZ members, to provide financial support for CENNZ - NZNO members to participate in post graduate study, be it for Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate diploma, Masters or towards a PhD.

Conference Grant

This grant is to assist CENNZ-NZNO members to attend the annual College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand-NZNO (CENNZ-NZNO) conference.

Applications must be received by 30 July to enable consideration by the CENNZ-NZNO committee.

Pacific Island Nurse Grant

Award for nurses intending to do voluntary work with Pacific Island colleagues.

Closing date for applications is the 30 April.

He Puawai Tapuhi Māori (Māori Nurses Education) Grant

This grant prioritises Oritetanga (equity) for Māori nurses through upholding Ritenga Māori declaration and enabling opportunities to advance their skill and scope of practice.

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CENNZ Awards

Annually CENNZ members are presented with awards for their contribution to Emergency nursing, these are recognised in a variety of forms and presented at the annual CENNZ AGM.

Kirsty Morton Award

Presented to a participant in the National Triage Course identified by the triage course coordinator and instructors as an outstanding student.

AENN Award

This award was established by CENNZ in recognition of the contribution to the Advanced Emergency Nursing role.

Novice Journal Article Publication

The purpose of this award is to acknowledge novice writers who have been published in the CENNZ-NZNO journal.

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary life membership may be bestowed from time to time to any member or ex-member of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand – NZNO in recognition of their contribution to emergency nursing in New Zealand. Such membership is rare and unusual.

All nominations must be sent to the National Committee secretary by 1st March each year.

The official form is available from The Secretary, CENNZ, PO Box 2128, Wellington.

Foundation award

This award acknowledges the individual emergency nurse who has enhanced the profile of and or shown excellence in Emergency Nursing in New Zealand. 

If you wish to nominate a colleague please don't hesitate to contact

CENNZ Roll of Honour

Foundation member Life member
2000 Ann Coughlan 2003 Jane Bebbington
2001 Elaine Riley 2006 Anne Smillie
2002 Sheryll Petrie 2015 Elizabeth Walsh
2003 Jane Nimmo 2019 Wendy Sinclair
2004 Jane Lawless 2020 Rosie Simpson
2005 Mike Geraghty 2023 Anne Esson
2018 Lynette Baines 2023 Suzanne Rolls
2021 Sandy Richardson    
2023 Sue Stebbeings    


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