College of Stomal Therapy Nursing

College of Stomal Therapy Nursing


Please contact Jackie Hutchings by email for more information about the College of Stomal Therapy Nursing or to enquire about membership:



  • To be the recognised professional organisation for all Stomal Therapy nurses in New Zealand.
  • To recruit nurses practising, identifying with, and/or interested in Stomal Therapy care to belong to the NZNOCSTN Nurses National College.
  • To practice within the protection, partnership and participation principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • To develop and disseminate Standards of Practice for Stomal Therapy Nurses.
  • To provide a communications network for all members including regular newsletters, conferences and disseminating information on issues pertaining to Stomal Therapy nursing.
  • To liaise with appropriate authorities on social and health issues relevant to Stomal Therapy nursing and community health.
  • To encourage, promote and provide the development of educational programmes/seminars for Stomal Therapy nurses and those interested in Stomal Therapy care.
  • To encourage and support research into Stomal Therapy nursing issues.
  • To actively facilitate the ongoing strategic and professional development of Stomal Therapy nurses in conjunction with the appropriate health authorities.
  • To promote Stomal Therapy nursing and increase the profile of Stomal Therapy Nurses.
  • To communicate and liaise with other Stomal Therapy organisations at a national and international level.
  • To support the objectives and activities of NZNO.
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