Nursing Council updates NZNO.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Nursing associations (Political aspects)
Nursing associations (Services)
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: 360 Services information
Organization: Organization: New Zealand Nurses Organisation; New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 266344866
Full Text: Nursing Council chair Margaret Southwick and chief executive Carolyn Reed updated the board on upcoming projects, including a review of me Council's code of conduct, which will include public consultation, and a review of the postgraduate education framework. NZNO's chief executive Geoff Annals said, from NZNO's perspective, there had been a positive change in the Nursing Council's processes and engagement, and he attributed that to the chair and chief executive. Reed said it was a pleasure to work with NZNO and many borders had been removed over the last couple of years.

Reed and Southwick also outlined some of the Council's operational projects, including a trial of online applications for annual practising certificates and development of a guideline on professional boundaries, which, after consultation, will be finalised.

Canterbury board member Sharon Williams thanked the Council for postponing the random audit of nurses in Canterbury because of the earthquake. It was a huge relief to nurses in the region, she said.
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