100 years of New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Freed to Care, Proud to Nurse coverNZNO commissioned a centennial publication outlining its history: Freed to care, Proud to Nurse: 100 years of New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

The author, Mary Ellen O’Connor, was previously involved in polytechnic education, where she played an active part in union affairs, including participation on the national executive of the tertiary teachers union.

Mary Ellen believes that documenting the history of the largest women’s professional association and union in New Zealand over a very turbulent century was a great opportunity. She hopes it will provide a valuable lens for both the organisation itself and wider readership.

Radio Interview with Mary Ellen O'Connor

An interview with Mary Ellen O’Connor, author of NZNO centennial publication “Freed to Care, Proud to Nurse” was broadcast on National Radio’s Sounds Historical show on Sunday 11 July, 2010 in the Book of the Week slot.