Research

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) conducts research, providing evidence that informs and strengthens the activities and leadership of NZNO.

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2017 National Nursing Student Survey Report

The 2017 National Hursing Student Survey investigated the self-care and health promotion knowledge and behaviours of nursing students. The work explored students’ knowledge of how to access help on a range of issues for themselves and their fellow students. Student health services and support were generally well rated and well understood. However there were significant concerns identified around fatigue, finances, emotional resilience and maturity, domistic violence, gender identity issues and social isolation.

NZNO 5th Biennial Employment Survey 2017 released

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s fifth biennial employment survey of its nurse membership reveals a steady decline of overall morale with specific concern about safe staffing levels, workload and pay. In addition there is an increasing loss of confidence in health sector leadership.

External researchers requesting support from NZNO - 2015

NZNO is now receiving a significant number of requests from external researchers, frequently Masters’ students, wanting access to NZNO members to recruit participants for their research studies. The volume of requests has now reached the point whereby NZNO jeopardises its own research programme through member survey fatigue.

NZNO Library Thesis Collection

The NZNO Library in Wellington includes a collection of thesis and research material. This material is reference only due to its uniqueness.

If you are unable to visit the NZNO library, you can request an item via the inter-library loan scheme. Your local public library, tertiary library or workplace library can request the items from us, on your behalf.

Online Research Databases

NZNO members can search for research and journal articles on topics of interest in NZNO's library

NZNO Research Team Publications

All publications listed below are available from the NZNO library by emailing library@nzno.org.nz.

2017

Written Publications

  • Walker, L & Willis, J. (2017). Prevalence of smoking among New Zealand Nursing Students 2017. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 8, 4-9.
  • Cookson, D. (2017). Mandated nursing staff to resident ratios in aged care: Summary of evidence. Wellington: New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
  • Clendon, J. & Walker, L. (2017). Nurses as family caregivers–barriers and enablers facing nurses caring for children, parents or both. Journal of nursing management, 25(2), 93-101.
  • Walker, L. (2017) Employment Survey; Our Nursing workforce; resilience in adversity. Wellington: New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
  • Walker, L. & Clendon, J. (in press) Early nurse attrition in New Zealand and associated policy implications. International Nursing Review, Accepted 25.07.2017

2016

Written Publications

  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L. (2016). The juxtaposition of ageing and nursing: the challenges and enablers of continuing to work in the latter stages of a nursing career. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 00(0), 000–000. doi: 10.1111/jan.12896
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., (2016) The case for end user involvement in design of health technologies Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 22(8), 443-446.
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., Manson, L., & Nuku, K. (2016). Ngā Reanga o Ngā Tapuhi. Generations of Māori Nurses. Alternative, 12(4), 356-68.
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., Cheung, V. (2016). Family responsibilities of Asian nurses in New Zealand: implications for retention. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 7(1), 4-10.
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., (2016) Health IT and multidisciplinary community healthcare: an examination of the knowledge and practice of nurses working in the community concerning electronic patient records, access and privacy. Office of the Privacy Commissioner commissioned research. NZNO Wellington.

2015

Written Publications

  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L., (in press). Nurses aged over 50 and career planning.
  • Clendon, J., Tseng, A., O’Connor, M., Turner, N., Smith, A., Ongcoy, R., Howell, T., Smalley, A., McDougall, G. (2015). Working with young nurses to develop peer support strategies: Evaluation of a participatory project. Kai Tiaki Nursing Research, 6(1), 16-23.
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., & Nelson, K. (2015). Nursing roles and responsibilities in general practice: three case studies. Journal of Primary Health Care, 7(3), 236-43.
  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L. (2015). Nurses aged over 50 and their perceptions of flexible working. Journal of Nursing Management, 52(7), 1231-42. doi:10.1111/jonm.12325.
  • Walker, L., & Clendon, J. (2015). 12-hour shifts: the debate continues. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 21(5), 18-19.
  • Clendon, J., & Gibbons, V. (2015). The effects of working 12 or more hours on a single shift in an acute care hospital setting on rates of error among nurses: a systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(7), 1231-1242.
  • Monahan, K., & Clendon, J. (2015).Strengthening public health nursing education. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 21(2), 34.
  • Walker, L., Clendon, J., Walton, J. (2015). What nurses think about professionalism. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, 21(1), 12-13.
  • Walker, L., (2015) NZNO Employment Survey; Our Nursing workforce; condition deteriorating NZNO Wellington: New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
  • Walker, L., (2015) Walking in two worlds; Māori nurses, cultural values and nursing professionalism. Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand 21(5), June, 34-35

Funded Projects

  • Walker, L. & Clendon, J. (2015). E-health, and multidisciplinary community healthcare: An examination of community nurses’ knowledge and practice concerning electronic patient records, access and privacy. $20,000 from the Privacy Good Research Fund.

Presentations

  • Clendon, J. (2015, November). The Great Debate. Lead speaker. Australasian Nurse Educators Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Clendon, J. (2015, November). Intergenerational Teams. Key note presentation at the NZNO Nurse Managers Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Clendon, J. (2015, November). Intergenerational Teams. Key note presentation at the Associate Nurse Executives of New Zealand Leadership Workshop, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L. (2015, September). Flexible working hours and career planning for nurses over 50: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the Industrial Relations Foundation research dissemination day.
  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L. (2015, August). Models of care. Workshop presented at the College of Nurses Primary Health Care Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Walker, L. and Clendon, J. (2015, August). NZNO Research Report. Enrolled Nurse Section Annual Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Clendon, J., & Walker, L. (2015, April). Flexible working hours and career planning for nurses over 50: An exploratory study. Paper presented at the Royal College of Nurses Research Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Clendon, J., Bryder, L., Horsburgh, M., Donoghue, D., & Prebble, K. (2015, April). Nursing history: new approaches to dissemination. Paper presented at the Royal College of Nurses Research Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Clendon, J., & Gibbons, V. (2015, April). The effects of working 12 or more hours on a single shift in an acute care hospital setting on rates of error among nurses: a systematic review. Poster presented at the Royal College of Nurses Research Conference, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
  • Clendon, J. & Walker, L. (2015, March). NZNO Research Report. Nurse Executives of New Zealand Annual Meeting, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Clendon, J. (2015, March). Intergenerational Teams. NZNO Nurse Managers Section, Nelson, New Zealand.

2012-2014

Researcher Profiles


Dr Jinny Willis - Principal Researcher

Dr Jinny Willis

Sue Gasquoine - Research and Policy Adviser/Researcher 

Sue Gasquoine