Nursing consortium appoints chair.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Chairpersons (Appointments, resignations and dismissals)
Pub Date: 07/01/2011
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: July, 2011 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 6
Persons: Named Person: Ager, Maureen
Geographic: Geographic Scope: New Zealand Geographic Code: 8NEWZ New Zealand
Accession Number: 262691470
Full Text: Oncology nurse educator from Whangarei, Maureen Ager, has been appointed the inaugural chair of the National Nursing Consortium: practice standards endorsement. The consortium comprises four nursing organisations: NZNO, the College of Nurses Aotearoa, Te Ao Maramatanga (College of Mental Health Nurses) and Te Kaunihera o Nga Neehi Maori o Aotearoa (National Council of Maori Nurses). Its role is to provide a national endorsement process for nursing standards of practice and specialty knowledge and skills frameworks.

Ager's nursing experience spans more than 20 years of clinical practice roles in cancer nursing. She co-ordinates the professional development and recognition programme for nurses and the quality leadership programme for midwives at Northland District Health Board. She is the immediate past chair of the NZNO Cancer Nurses Section, which is developing a knowledge and skills framework.

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"I look forward to working with the representatives from the four nursing associations and to testing the defined framework for the development of specialty standards and a national endorsement process," she said.

More information is available on the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre website: www.hiirc.org.nz/secion/15221/ national-nursing-standards.
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