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.
    • Changing Attitudes
    • Choosing Wisely: The Choosing Wisely campaign, supported by NZNO, is a global initiative designed to spark conversations among patients, physicians and other health professionals about appropriate tests and procedures.
    • Internationally Qualified Nurses: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is the leading professional body of nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand and represents more than 52,000 nurses and health workers. NZNO members include nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora, health care workers and allied health professionals.
    • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • 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
    • Nursing Pulse: Nursing Pulse is a bi-monthly e-newsletter produced by NZNO. It's purpose is to inform members about some of NZNO’s grassroots activities, and to provide a small snapshot of what individuals and teams within the organisation do on a day-to-day basis.
    • Policy Analyses and Reports: Analyses and reports on NZNO's contribution to policy
    • Presentations: View presentations from previous NZNO conferences, workshops and 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
    • Campaigns: NZNO members are actively involved in several key campaigns, aimed at collectively building public and political support for our goals.
      • Safe Staffing: NZNO members in all sectors say safe staffing is one of their most important issues - making Healthy Workplaces a priority campaign for NZNO.
        • Safe Staffing Home
        • CCDM Partnership: Effective partnership between the District Health Boards and NZNO is key to the successful implementation of the CCDM Programme
        • Acuity: Acuity is the intensity of nursing care needed by a patient. An Acuity System measures the hours of care needed by a patient. Staff can then be allocated to meet those hours of care.
        • Newsletters & Updates: Newsletters and updates relating to the Safe Staffing programme
        • Effective Implementation Accord: NZNO CEO Memo Musa's speech announcing the Safe Staffing and Care Capacity Demand Management Effective Implementation Accord
      • DHB MECA 2018: Latest District Health Board (DHB) Multi Employer Collective Agreement (MECA) Bargaining
      • Climate change and health: News and information about NZNO's contribution to preventing climate change and supporting health
      • Evidence for Investment in Nursing
      • Campaign archive: Details of past NZNO campaigns
    • Conference and AGM: News and information about the NZNO AGM and conference
      • Abstracts: Abstracts for the 2019 NZNO AGM and Conference
      • Awards: Information about the 2019 NZNO National Awards
      • Conference programme: Conference programme for the 2019 NZNO AGM and Conference
      • Member information: Information for NZNO members about the 2019 NZNO AGM and Conference
      • Speakers: Speakers at the 2019 NZNO AGM and Conference and their presentations
      • Sponsorship: Sponsorship options for the 2019 NZNO AGM and Conference
    • Consultation: Opportunities for members to consult on and contribute to health and social policy
    • Delegates: Delegate tools, organising tools
      • Become a Workplace Delegate: How to become a Workplace Delegate
      • Delegate education: NZNO employs two full-time educators. The educators' role is to work with others in the organisation to develop, plan and facilitate seminars to meet this aim.
    • Event calendar: Visit the NZNO event calendar to see conference, meetings, workshops, delegate education and more, happening in your area.
    • NZNO Awards: Outstanding contributions to nursing are recognised each year at the annual NZNO Conference. This is NZNO's honour roll, our heroes.
  • 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).
    • Contact Us: Contact Us
    • Financial Statements: Financial Statements
    • 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.
    • Media Releases: The New Zealand Nurses Organisation produces media releases on topics of concern to nurses, midwives and the greater healthcare community.
    • Mission: Freed to care, proud to nurse - the New Zealand Nurses Organsiation's vision statement and mission.
    • NZNO Policy: NZNO members can log on to view key policy documents.
    • 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.
      • Corporate Services Team: NZNO's Corporate Service team undertake the financial and administrative functions for the organisation.
      • 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
    • Vacancies: Current advertised staff vacancies at the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
  • 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.
        • College of Air & Surface Transport Nurses: The Flight Nurses Association began in recognition of the need for standardisation, education and training of flight nurse practices. The Association now has over 300 members.
          • Conferences & Events: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses conferences
          • Committee: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses committee
          • Magazine: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses newsletter
          • Photo Gallery: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses photo gallery
          • Resources: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses publications
          • Aeromedical Retrieval Course: Information for members of the College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses about the Aeromedical Retrieval Course
          • Scholarship: College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses scholarship
          • Join Us: Join the College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses (NZNO)
        • Cancer Nurses College: The Cancer Nurses Section encompasses a wide ranging group of nurses with an interest in the care of the person with cancer. This area may include the disciplines of oncology, haematology, paediatrics, surgery, community and rural health, research, education, management and health promotion and palliative care.
          • Contact Us: Committee members of Cancer Nurses Section
          • Join us: Find out about joining the Cancer Nurses Section (NZNO) and the benefits of membership
          • Resources: Resources of assistance to Cancer Nurses
          • Conferences & Events: Conferences and courses of interest to Cancer Nurses
          • Grants & Awards: Education grants available to Cancer Nurses Section members
          • Newsletters: Cancernet - the newsletter of the Cancer Nurses College (NZNO)
        • College of Child & Youth Nurses: The College of Child & Youth Nurses promotes co-operation and sharing of knowledge among nurses concerned with the health of children, young people and their families - both in hospital and community settings.
        • New Zealand College of Critical Care Nurses: The New Zealand College of Critical Care Nurses is representative of professional Critical Care Nursing in New Zealand and endeavours to encourage, support and promote members working in these areas.
        • Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses: ACDN Upcoming events, diabetes nurse accreditation process and other items of interest to Diabetes Nurse Specialists
        • College of Emergency Nurses: CENNZ College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand
          • Contact Us: National Committee of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand
          • Join Us: Find out about joining the College of Emergency Nurses and what membership offers.
          • Conferences & Events: CENNZ Conferences, seminars and events
          • Courses: Triage, trauma and emergency paediatrics courses.
          • Journal: Emergency Nurse New Zealand - the Journal of the College of Emergency Nurses New Zealand (NZNO)
          • Grants & Awards: Awards available from the College of Emergency Nurses (NZNO)
          • Resources: News items of relevance to emergency nurses Conference presentations publications
        • NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses College: Membership of the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses' College provides the opportunity to network, receive the journal "The Tube", access a Travel/Education Fund, attend the Annual General Meeting and attend Conference.
          • Conferences & Events: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses College conferences and events
          • Education fund: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses College Education fund
          • Resources: NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses College resources, publications
          • Regional contacts: Regional contacts for the Gastroenterology Nurses College
          • The Tube: The Journal of the NZNO Gastroentergology Nurses College
          • Contact us: Contact the NZNO Gastroenterology Nurses College
        • College of Gerontology Nursing: The College of Gerontology Nursing (NZNO) 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: College of Gerontology Nursing (NZNO) conferences and events
          • Newsletter: Newsletters produced by the National Gerontology Section for their members
          • Resources: Resources for NZNO Gerontology section
          • Scholarships: Study Grant available from the National Gerontology Section
          • Contact us: NGS National Gerontology Section committee
          • Join us: NGS National Gerontology Section join us
        • Infection Prevention & Control: Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College
        • Neonatal Nurses College: Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa (NZNO) supports and encourages New Zealand neonatal nurses, providing networking and educational opportunities.
          • Join us: NNCA How to join the Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa and the benefits of membership
          • Contact Us: NNCA Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Committee
          • Conferences & Events: NNCA Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa conferences
          • National NICU/SCBU Units: Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa NICU/SCBU
          • Newsletters: NNCA Newsletters and the Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa Journal 'Neonatal, Paediatric And Child Health Nursing' are available online to college members.
          • Scholarships & Grants: NNCA Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa scholarship
          • Standards: NNCA Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa standards
          • Research
          • Resources: NNCA Neonatal Nurses College Aotearoa links and information
        • Perioperative Nurses College: The Perioperative Nurses College of NZNO is the professional organisation of perioperative nurses in New Zealand. We are affiliated to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation and promote excellence in nursing practice in the pre-, intra- and postoperative care of patients.
        • College of Primary Health Care Nurses: Welcome to the New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses web pages
          • Join Us: Join the College of Primary Health Care Nurses
          • Contact Us: Find out more about the College of Primary Health Care Nurses Standing Committees
          • Conferences & Events: NZCPHCN Conference Info
          • Resources: The NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses resources
          • Meet Your Committees: Find out about College of Primary Health Care Nurses Committee Members and their roles
          • Regional Forums: Details of upcoming regional forums and contacts for the College of Primary Health Care Nurses
          • Hot Topics: Links and snippets of interest to nurses working in the primary health sector.
          • LOGIC journal: LOGIC - the journal of the College of Primary Health Care Nurses
        • College of Respiratory Nurses: News and information about the College of Respiratory Nurses NZNO
          • Conferences & Events: College of Respiratory Nurses conferences and events
          • Contact us: RNS Respiratory Nurses Section contact us
          • Join us: RNS Respiratory Nurses Section join us
          • Newsletter: College of Respiratory Nurses newsletter
          • Resources: College of Respiratory Nurses resources and publications
          • Scholarships and Grants: Scholarships and Grants available from the NZNO College of Respiratory Nurses
        • College of Stomal Therapy Nursing: The College of Stomal Therapy Nursing aims to be the recognised professional organisation for all Stomal Therapy nurses in New Zealand.
        • Womens Health College: The Women's Health College (NZNO) will be the key driving force to ensure all women in Aotearoa/New Zealand will receive optimum healthcare in relation to women’s health issues.
      • 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.
        • 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
          • National guidelines for research: Details of the NZNO Nursing Research Section's national guidelines for research.
          • 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 Grants: Information about grants and support available for research efforts
        • 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.
        • 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.
          • Conferences & Events: NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand Conferences and Events
          • Education & Grants: Links and information about education and grants for nursing leadership and management.
          • Newsletters: NZNO Nurse Managers New Zealand Newsletters
          • Resources: Resources relating to Nursing Leadership and Management
          • Committee Members: Profiles of the Duty and Clinical Nurse Manager Section Committee Members
          • Contact us: Contact the Duty & Clinical Nurse Managers Section
          • Join us: DCNM Duty & Clinical Nurse Managers Section - Join Us
      • 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
      • 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)
      • Join other NZNO Students: Information about joining the National Student Unit (NSU) and the benefits membership includes.
    • 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.