NMAC's work in review.
Subject: Nursing (Management)
Nurses (Services)
Author: Lotto, Lyn
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Publication: Name: Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand Publisher: New Zealand Nurses' Organisation Audience: Trade Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 New Zealand Nurses' Organisation ISSN: 1173-2032
Issue: Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 7
Topic: Event Code: 200 Management dynamics; 360 Services information Computer Subject: Company business management
Product: Product Code: 8043100 Nurses NAICS Code: 621399 Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 266344868
Full Text: In recent months the Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committee (NMAC) has continued to refine the Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund application process. A small survey has been developed to determine whether applicants are experiencing any difficulties with the process. The results will assist the committee in this work.

In the past year, just under $45,000 was distributed to 64 applicants--14 registered nurses and 50 student nurses. NMAC would like to remind delegates to advise members in their areas about this fund, which assists members with course and conference fees, and how they can access it. Unregulated caregivers are one of the defined categories, yet no applications have been received from this group. Further information will be provided in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand in coming months.

We are consulting with Te Runanga over the process for documentation related to the foundations for partnership documents. These are due out for wider consultation soon.

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Work is being undertaken on the NZNO Policy Reference Manual, 2002-2011. Are members aware of this document, which holds all NZNO board of directors' policy decisions on everything from our relationship with the Commonwealth Nurses Federation to cigarette smoking? It is a living document, so is constantly being updated. To find out more, contact your workplace delegate or relevant professional nursing adviser. The manual contains references to many nursing policies that may guide your practice.

The current NMAC's term of office has expired, with two members having completed their terms. We would like to acknowledge the hard work and tireless commitment of Sharyn McGarry and Diana Turner, who have paved the way over the last four years for new members. Also retiring after a two-year term is Raewyn Apiti. The committee acknowledges her valued input and wishes her well in future endeavours. Seven members have been confirmed in their positions, with details about voting for the one remaining position included in this journal (see p35). The election result will be announced after voting closes on September 30.

Report by vice chair Lyn Lotto
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