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Core Documents (23)
Core documents are fundamental to the values, beliefs and priorities of NZNO. These documents are the basis from which NZNO provides services to members and provide the core platform for policy development.

Book: Freed to care, proud to nurse, 2010.

Brochure: Join the New Zealand Nurses Organisation, 2019

Constitution: NZNO Constitution 2020-2021

Definition: Nursing in Aotearoa, 2011

Fact Sheet - NZNO, Comprehensive Support for Members

Fact sheet: Why join a union? 2014

Growing nurses into governance: A governance toolkit, 2019.

Guideline: A process to manage challenging professional and ethical issues, 2010

Guideline: Code of Ethics, 2019

Guideline: NZNO criteria for initiating collective agreement bargaining, 2014

Guideline: NZNO writing style guide, 2013

Guideline: On the case (advice, support and representation from NZNO staff: a guide for members), 2012

Handbook: Delegates Handbook, 2013

Nursing Manifesto 2020 - Nursing matters even more in 2020

Policy statement: NZNO Bargaining Policy, 2013

Policy statement: Social policy statement, 2009

Position description for NZNO Delegates 2012

Position statement - The place of enrolled nurses in the New Zealand health care system, 2011

Position statement: Hui, 2014

Report: 2020 and beyond: a vision for nursing - background document, 2011

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Report: 2020 and Beyond: A Vision for Nursing - executive summary, 2011

Report: 2020 and Beyond: A Vision for Nursing - vision statement, 2011

Report: NZNO Annual Report 2019-2020

Education and Professional Development (10)
All NZNO documents related to education and professional development

Glossary: National Nursing Organisations glossary of terms, 2010

Guideline - Reflective writing, 2015

Guideline: Mentorship/Awhinatanga, 2013

Policy framework: Education, 2013

Policy statement: Internship at NZNO, 2014

Poster: Information that informs competent nursing practice

Professional portfolio - only available on CD, 2010

Report: Collating for collaboration: tertiary education funding structures, 2008

Report: Clarifying funding for post-registration nursing education, 2010

Report: Education survey report: implications for practice, 2008

Employment (23)
All documentation pertaining to employment and employment related issues. This includes documentation related to nursing management.

Fact sheet: Are you paying a bargaining fee? 2013

Fact sheet: Annual leave calculations, 2014

Fact sheet: Casual employees, 2013

Fact sheet: DHB Sector sick and domestic leave, 2014

Fact sheet: Employer accountability versus professional accountability, 2015

Fact sheet: Employment investigations or disciplinary meetings

Fact sheet: Evolving primary health care services, 2012

Fact sheet: Health worker rights, 2014

Fact sheet: Parental leave, 2014

Fact sheet: Relocation within a DHB, 2014

Fact sheet: Secondary employment, 2014

Fact sheet: Stress and the workplace, 2014

Fact sheet: Workplace bullying, 2014

Fact sheet: Workplace bullying: the complaints process, 2013

Guideline: Coaching and performance plans, 2011

Guideline: Here to stay: guidance for the safe and effective integration of IQNs, 2012

Guideline: Intergenerational teams, 2014

Guideline: Negotiating a collective agreement - everything you need to know about being on a negotiating team

Guideline: Reviews and working parties: a guide for NZNO delegates and members, 2004-2014

Policy framework: Employment policy, 2016

Position statement: Bullying, 2019

Position statement: District Health Board mergers and shared services, 2011

Report: Retirement: policy context and political debates, 2015

Policy, Regulation and Legal (42)
All documents related to any legal or regulatory issues. This includes all documents that describe NZNOs position on regulatory workforce issues eg new cadres of health workers.

Brochure: Professional Indemnity Insurance for all members of NZNO, 2020

Discussion Document: Internationally Qualified Nurses: immigration and other issues, 2017

Fact sheet: Competence reviews, 2012

Fact sheet: Nurses in acute care settings, 2013

Fact sheet: Nurses in senior nursing and leadership positions, 2013

Fact sheet: The Vulnerable Children Act and health worker safety checks, 2015

Fact sheet: Indemnity Insurance provided by employer or education provider, 2013

Fact sheet: Investigations - your rights and responsibilities, 2011

Fact sheet: Nurses working with children and infants, 2013

Fact sheet: Nursing Council of New Zealand versus NZNO - know the difference, 2009

Fact sheet: NZNO Indemnity Insurance: FAQs, 2016.

Fact sheet: Regulated health practitioners working as unregulated staff in the New Zealand healthcare setting

Fact sheet: Serious and sentinel events, 2011

Fact sheet: The Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights 2012

Fact sheet: Understanding Duty of Care, 2016

Guideline: Document development process for NZNO, 2015

Guideline: Meeting Procedures, 2011

Guideline: NZNO Guide to preparing annual general meeting remits, 2020

Guideline: Obligations in a pandemic or disaster, 2020 Update

Policy framework - Legislative and regulatory policy framework, 2015

Policy statement: NZNO legal services, 2013

Position statement and Guideline: NZNO and its international relationships and affiliations, 2016

Position Statement: Care Rationing, 2014

Position statement: Climate change, 2016

Position statement: Closing the gap - how nurses can help achieve health access and equity, 2011

Position statement: Equally well - A consensus position paper, 2014

Position statement: External researchers requesting support from NZNO, 2020

Position statement: Health care assistants in general practice and accident and medical settings, 2011

Position statement: Midwifery policy, 2010

Position statement: NZNO Obesity, 2015

Position statement: Physician's assistants, 2011

Position statement: Poison helpline, 2014

Position statement: Redeployment/relocation of midwives under variance response, 2015

Position statement: Smokefree New Zealand, 2013

Position statement: Support for Pacific women, 2011

Position statement: Unregulated Health Care Workers Education Framework, 2011

Position statement: Unregulated Health Care Workers, 2011

Poster: Information that informs competent nursing practice

Report: Investing in health - an update on the 2003 Ministry of Health document, 2007

Review: Working for Health and Growth: Investing in the Health Workforce, 2016

Template: Constitution remit, 2020

Template: Policy remit, 2020

Practice (34)
All documents directly related to the broad scope of nursing and midwifery practice. This includes all documents that describe and provide direction on nursing or midwifery practice issues.

Call to Action: Health literacy policy and practice for nurses, 2012

Definition: Nursing in Aotearoa, 2011

E-book: Quality in the workplace, 2016

Fact sheet: How nurses in aged/residential care improve health outcomes 2011

Fact sheet: How nurses in nurse-led clinics improve health outcomes 2011

Fact sheet: How nurses in primary health care improve health outcomes 2011

Fact sheet: Supervision, 2015

Fact sheet: The difference between RN level 4 and an advanced nurse 2012

Guideline - Guidelines for Nurses on the Administration of Medicines, 2019

Guideline: Advice re Nurses becoming Quit Card providers, 2016

Guideline: Documentation, 2017

Guideline: Incident debriefing, 2014

Guideline: Incident reporting, 2014

Guideline: Nurses initiating and administering intravenous therapy in community settings, 2012

Guideline: Nursing overseas, 2011

Guideline: Social media and the nursing profession, 2019

Guideline: Standing Orders, 2016

Guideline: Transcribing, 2016

Guideline: Vitamin K prophylaxis in the newborn, 2000

Guidelines: Privacy, Confidentiality and Consent in the Use of Exemplars of Practice, Case Studies and Journaling

Policy framework: Models of Care, 2014

Position Statement - Rahui COVID-19: PPE to guide risk assessment, May 2020

Position statement: Health literacy, 2012

Position statement: Advanced nursing practice, 2013

Position statement: Breastfeeding, 2011

Position statement: Interpersonal violence, 2012

Position Statement: Maximising the Nursing Contribution to Positive Health Outcomes for the New Zealand Population, 2012

Position statement: Medical Marijuana, 2016

Position statement: Nursing and sexual and gender diversity, 2016

Position statement: Nursing, technology and telehealth, 2016

Position statement: Rongoa Maori and Complementary therapies in nursing practice 2011

Position statement: The role of the nurse in end-of-life decisions and care for adults, 2016

Position statement: Violence and Aggression Towards Nurses, 2019

Standards: Standards of professional nursing practice, 2012

Research (47)
All NZNO published research and scholarly monographs.

Advisory Research Paper - Violence and Aggression against Nurses, 2020

Book: To advance health care by Merian Litchfield (2009).

Enrolled Nurses - Scope of Practice Survey 2019

Guideline: Creating an article for Kai Tiaki Nursing Research from your study or thesis, 2012

Policy: Mandated nursing staff to resident ratios in aged care - Summary of evidence, 2017

Position statement: External researchers requesting support from NZNO, 2020

Productivity monograph: nursing's contribution NZNO, 2010

Project report - Health IT and multidisciplinary community healthcare, 2016

Report: National nursing student survey (NSU), 2012

Report: National nursing student survey (NSU), 2013

Report: National nursing student survey (NSU), 2017

Report: National nursing student survey (NSU), 2019

Research article: Ageing in place: retirement intentions of New Zealand nurses aged 50+, 2012-13

Research report: Charge nurse survey, 2010

Research report: Charge nurse survey, 2012

Research report: Employment survey, 2009.

Research report: Employment survey, 2009-2013 longitudinal analysis, 2014

Research report: Employment survey, 2011,

Research report: Employment survey, 2013,

Research report: Employment survey, 2015,

Research report: Employment survey, 2017

Research report: New to NZNO membership project - part 1 - satisfaction and participation, 2012

Research report: New to NZNO membership project - part 2 - a multi-cultural nursing workforce - views of overseas and New Zealand trained nurses, 2012

Research report: Nurse perceptions of models of care, 2013

Research report: Overseas trained nurses in New Zealand, 2008

Research report: Pay jolt? The impact of the 2004/5 NZNO employment agreement, 2008

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Research report: Smoking among nursing students in NZ, 2013

Research report: Snapshot of staffing levels in aged care services, 2005

Research report: Survey of aged care workers, 2009

Research report: The impact of student debt on nurses, 2003

Research summary: New to NZNO membership project - part 1 - satisfaction and participation, 2012

Research summary: Employment survey, 2011

Research summary: Employment survey, 2013

Research summary: Employment survey, 2015

Research summary: Employment survey, 2017

Research summary: Late career nurses in New Zealand, 2012

Research summary: New to NZNO membership project - part 2 - views of overseas and NZ trained nurses,

Research summary: Nurse perception's of models of care, 2013

Research summary: NZNO membership satisfaction survey, 2014

Research summary: Young nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2011

Review: Evaluation of New Zealand's iterative workforce service reviews, 2013

Review: Evaluation of the HWNZ physician assistant demonstration pilot, 2012

Review: Failure to rescue: A New Zealand nursing perspective 2012

Review: Gluckman's Improving the transition: reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence, 2012

Review: Grant Thornton Aged Residential Care Services, 2010

Review: Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry, 2013

Review: The white paper for vulnerable children: summary and implications for NZNO, 2012

Other (includes Section and College documents) (28)
Other publications

College and Section brochure and application form, 2018-05

District nursing knowledge and skills programme for RNs, 2015

Enrolled Nurse - Supported-into Practice Programme (EN SIPP), 2014

Enrolled Nurses - Scope of Practice Survey 2019

Enrolled Nursing in New Zealand pamphlet, 2019

Framework for a quality District Nursing Service in New Zealand: Summary 2008

National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework, 2018

National Neonatal Nurses Knowledge and Skills Framework 2014

New Zealand standards for critical care nursing practice, 2014

NZANN International Relations Statement, Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN), 2009

NZCPHCN NZNO Strategic Plan 2015-2020

NZNO enrolled nurses position statement - The place of enrolled nurses in the New Zealand health car

PEG placement endoscopy policy guidelines, 2002

Perioperative Nurses College of NZNO knowledge and skills framework, 2016

Position Description for Primary Health Care/Practice Nurses 2011

Position Statement - Definition of Critical Care Outreach Nursing, 2016

Position Statement - NZ Critical Care Nurse Education, 2019

Primary Health Care Nursing Standards of Practice, 2019

Recommendations for the administration of cytotoxic agents by nurses, 2004

Registered Nurse First Assist for the Placement of PEG tubes 2010

Registered Nurse First Surgical Assistant for Operating Theatres in New Zealand, Service Policy Guidelines, 2015

RNs first assist for the placement of PEG tubes in endoscopy suites in NZ, 2004

Standards for Critical Care Nursing Education, 2019

Standards of practice for enrolled nurses, 2012

Standards of practice for gastroenterology and endoscopy nurses, 2000

Stomal Therapy Nursing Standards of Practice, 2011

Template: Standard CV, 2019

The Role of the New Zealand Critical Care Clinical Research Nurse 2011

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