In this area:
  • Membership: Benefits of joining NZNO & how to become a member. Membership of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation is open to all people involved in nursing and other health professionals in New Zealand. We are both a union and professional organisation.
    • Join Now: To join please download the hard copy membership form, complete and return to NZNO.
    • Why Join?: NZNO is both a professional association and trade union, one of the biggest and strongest in New Zealand because of our active membership.
    • Who can join
    • Fees: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is committed to continuing to provide credible, relevant and quality benefits to our members.
    • Benefits: In addition to the practical advice and guidance available to NZNO members, we are proud to offer a benefit package of genuine deals that are generally not available to the public.
    • Update your details: If your circumstances have changed it is important that you inform NZNO of your updated details.
    • Indemnity : Information on indemnity insurance; cover for defending accusations or claims against you that relate to your profession. Information on this page answers the following questions: What is Indemnity Insurance? Why do you need cover? Who is covered? What is the extent of cover?
    • Membership Committee: Information about and contact details for the NZNO Membership Committee
  • Students: Learn how NZNO can support you during your time as a student (and into your career) with advice and support to help you get the best from your studies and your clinical placements
  • Resources
    • NZNO Publications: NZNO produces a variety of publications to keep members informed and up to date about current issues. These publications have all been produced using resources that have been paid for by our members. Many can be downloaded immediately others may be ordered and some bear a small fee.
      • Listening with my heart: 'Listening with my heart' is a book of poems written by nurses about nursing in New Zealand. It reflects on what they see and do and feel in their daily contact with patients.
    • Changing Attitudes
    • Internationally Qualified Nurses
    • Kai Tiaki: Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand is NZNO's monthly journal, posted directly to over 46,000 NZNO members.
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      • Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand: Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand is the major New Zealand publisher of clinical, research and feature articles on nursing.
      • Kai Tiaki Nursing Research: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) launched Kai Tiaki Nursing Research an annual nursing research journal in June 2010. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research is an internationally double blinded peer reviewed research journal. It publishes original, full length research manuscripts.
      • Current issue: See the current issue Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand magazine and get a taste of what it has to offer.
      • Kai Tiaki Annual Indexes: Annual indexes of the Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand journal
      • Advertise: Information on how to contact the magazine's advertising manager to place an advertisement in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand.
      • Article guidelines: Guidelines for writers submitting to Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand - the monthly journal of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
      • Report guidelines: Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand wants to ensure that all NZNO national and regional section conferences, seminars and other important gatherings are reported in the magazine.
      • CPD4nurses: Continuing professional development. This initiative launched in the February 2011 issue of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand. Each month a new article is linked to a website with questions and reflection points to develop your nursing practice.
      • The Editorial Team: Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand is the major New Zealand publisher of clinical, research and feature articles on nursing.
    • Library: NZNO members and staff are welcome to borrow material from the library. This service is free.
      • Library home
      • Latest books: Recent additions to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation library collection.
      • Library e-newsletter: Keep up to date with NZNO's free weekly online library newsletter.
      • Online databases: NZNO membership includes access to online journals, searchable databases and other library resources, including recent Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand articles.
      • Research journal
      • Researching a topic: The NZNO library is for the use of NZNO member and staff and members, including nursing students at undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
      • Resource Lists: Library holdings are listed under various topics, in lieu of an online catalogue.
      • Theses: The NZNO Library in Wellington includes a collection of thesis and research material. This material is reference only due to its uniqueness.
    • Media Kit: Dealing with the Media: NZNO guide to maximising media opportunities. A booklet to help NZNO members get the most out of interactions with the media and get their key message across.
    • Medicines - Guidelines and Information: Medicine related guidelines and information of interest to nurses
    • Nursing Innovations: News and information about innovations in Nursing
    • Policy Analyses and Reports: Analyses and reports on NZNO's contribution to policy
    • Professional Forum Presentations: View presentations from NZNO Professional Forums
    • Research: The NZNO conducts research, providing evidence that informs and strengthens the activities and leadership of NZNO.
    • Submissions: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improving the health status of all peoples of Aotearoa/ New Zealand, one of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health and social policy issues.
    • Whānau ora: Whānau ora
  • Support
  • Get Involved
  • About Us: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is a professional and industrial organisation representing approximately 46,000 members in all areas of the health service. Learn more about what we do and how to contact us here.
    • Affiliations: NZNO is affiliated with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU).
    • Governance: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is working towards a true bicultural partnership, guided in this process by Te Runanga o Aotearoa. This will ensure that Mäori members have a voice in the formation of NZNO’s policy at all levels. The NZNO Board of Directors is the managing committee of NZNO, which discusses national strategies and directions. Te Runanga o Aotearoa is our Mäori membership who lead the organisation in the development and implementation of issues Mäori.
    • History: A brief timeline outlining the history of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, from the formation of the Nurses' Association in 1905 to the current day.
    • Vacancies: Current advertised staff vacancies at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
    • People: The staff of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation operate under three service areas: Professional, Industrial and Business. Learn more about their roles and responsibilities here.
      • Industrial Services Team: NZNO's Industrial Services team assists with collective agreement negotiations, workplace conditions and issues including campaigning for workers rights
      • Professional Services Team: NZNO's Professional Services team provide support and leadership with clinical development
      • Corporate Services Team: NZNO's Corporate Service team undertake the financial and administrative functions for the organisation.
    • Mission: Freed to care, proud to nurse - the New Zealand Nurses Organsiation's vision statement and mission.
    • Contact Us: Contact Us
    • Financial Statements: Financial Statements
    • NZNO Policy: NZNO members can log on to view key policy documents.
    • Media Releases: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation produces media releases on topics of concern to nurses, midwives and the greater healthcare community.
  • Groups: NZNO’s speciality groups & membership structures. An alphabetical listing of New Zealand Nurses Organisation's speciality groups and membership structures, including our colleges and sections.
    • NERF: The Nursing Education Research Foundation (NERF) supports nurses, midwives and students of nursing with grants and scholarships.
    • Colleges & Sections: Overview and links to NZNO colleges and sections
      • Colleges: Benefits of belonging to an NZNO national section or college.
      • Sections: Sections
        • Enrolled Nurses: The NZNO National Enrolled Nurse Section provides Enrolled Nurses and Nurse Assistants with an excellent opportunity to get valuable support and to share information and concerns. The section promotes the professional, educational and economic welfare of all Enrolled Nurses and Nurse Assistants.
        • Gerontology : The National Gerontology Nurses Section promotes Aging well. Gerontology nurses utilise specialist nursing knowledge and judgment to provide competent care for older people in health rehabilitation and palliative care across the care continuum.
          • Conferences & Events: NGS National Gerontology Section conferences
          • Resources: Resources for NZNO Gerontology section
          • Newsletter: Newsletters produced by the National Gerontology Section for their members
          • Scholarships: Study Grant available from the National Gerontology Section
          • Contact us: NGS National Gerontology Section committee
          • Join us: NGS National Gerontology Section join us
        • Mental Health Nurses : The specialty professional section of NZNO dedicated to the provision of leadership, education and professional development of mental health nursing in New Zealand/Aotearoa.
        • Nursing Research Section: Nursing Research Section is a special interest group for NZNO members working or interested in nursing research and maintains an online database of New Zealand Nursing Research.
          • Contact us: Contact us to become a Nursing Research Section member or to find out more about what we do
          • Join Us: Join the Nursing Research Section of NZNO
          • Conferences & Events: Details of the upcoming NRS Conference 2012
          • Committee: Biographical information about Nursing Research Section committee members
          • Newsletter: Recent and past Nursing Research Section (NZNO) Newsletters
          • Research Databases and Registries: The Nursing Research Database is an index includes published and unpublished nursing research that has been undertaken by New Zealand nurses on nursing from January 1999 to today.
          • Research Support: Information about support available for research efforts
          • Clinical Trials Research Nurses: Nurses who are employed as research coordinators facilitating clinical trials are welcomed and will find items of interest here.
        • NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand: NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand section is open to a wide variety of nurse managers and leaders, recognising that they are professional providers of clinical management and integral members of the nursing workforce and the health service management team.
          • Committee Members: Profiles of the Duty and Clinical Nurse Manager Section Committee Members
          • Conferences & Events: NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand Conferences and Events
          • Contact us: Contact the Duty & Clinical Nurse Managers Section
          • Education and Grants: Links and information about education and grants for nursing leadership and management.
          • Join us: DCNM Duty & Clinical Nurse Managers Section - Join Us
          • Newsletters: NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand Newsletters
          • Resources: Resources relating to Nursing Leadership and Management
        • Pacific Nursing : Warm Pacific Greetings to the NZNO Pacific Nursing Section web pages! If you are a Pacific Island nurse, or a nurse caring for Pacific Islanders, you'll find support here.
      • Resources for Committee Members: Resources for College and Section Committee Members
    • Te Runanga: Te Rūnanga (TR) is the arm of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) that represents the concerns and interests of our Māori members. TR leads NZNO in all issues pertaining to Māori as well as contributing to the wider interests of NZNO.
    • National Student Unit: The National Student Unit (NSU) represents the student members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). Read more about National Student Unit here
      • NSU Home: NSU Home
      • About us: The National Student Unit (NSU) represents the student members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). Read more about National Student Unit Objectives, Structure and Role on these pages
      • Join NSU: Information about joining the National Student Unit (NSU) and the benefits membership includes.
      • Student resources: Resources for student members of NZNO
      • National Committee : Student delegates work within the polytechnics and universities. In consultation with the local students' association, they provide representation to NZNO members.
      • Committee meetings: National Student Unit Committee Meetings
      • Contact us: Contact information for the National Student Unit (NZNO)
    • Health Sectors: Information for members working in the health sector: Aged Care, District Health Board, Private Hospitals and Hospices, Primary Health Care
    • Networks: NZNO's Professional Nursing Advisors work towards establishing and maintaining networks in key nursing and health agencies, at local and national levels.
      • Midwives: Midwifery Network. On these pages you'll find items of professional interest to midwives.
      • Health Benefits Ltd: Health Benefits Limited (HBL) has been established to facilitate and lead initiatives for reducing administrative, support and procurement costs within the health sector. HBL is establishing Clinical Advisory Groups (CAGs) to provide advice, subject matter expertise and support to HBL in regard to specific projects.
      • NP Mentor Programme: Information for Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Clinicians and others in Advanced Nursing Practice.
      • NPAC-NZ: The focus of Nurse Practitioner Advisory Committee of New Zealand (NPAC-NZ) is to work with the profession and the Nursing Council of New Zealand on matters relating to the registration of Nurse Practitioners and the development of the Nurse Practitioner model in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
      • National Nursing Consortium
      • Out@Work: Out@Work network was set up in 2000 as the Council of Trade Union's network for lesbian, gay, takataapui, bisexual, intersex, transgender and fa'afafine union members.
    • Regional Councils: NZNOs geographical groupings setup to ensure that members are informed about and consulted on, matters of common interest and importance.
      • Regional Contacts: Email the secretary for your local NZNO Regional Council.
      • Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti: News and events from the Bay of Plenty/Tairawhiti Regional Council of NZNO
      • Canterbury: News and events from the Canterbury Regional Council of NZNO
      • Central: News and events from the Central Regional Council of NZNO
      • Greater Auckland: News and events from the Greater Auckland Regional Council of NZNO
      • Greater Wellington (GWR): News and events from the Greater Wellington Regional Council of NZNO
      • Hawkes Bay/Te Matau a Maui: News and information about Hawke's Bay/Te Matau a Māui Regional Council NZNO
      • Midlands: News and events from the Midlands Regional Council of NZNO
      • Southern: News and events from the Southern Regional Council of NZNO
      • Tai Tokerau: News and events from the Tai Tokerau Regional Council of NZNO
      • Top of the South: News and events from the Top of the South Regional Council of NZNO, includes Nelson and Marlborough regions.
      • West Coast/Te Tai o Poutini: News and events from the West Coast/Te Tai o Poutini Regional Council of the NZNO