In 2015 there were 47,488 practising Registered Nurses in NZ including 12,575 practising internationally qualified nurses representing 25% of the overall practising nurse workforce (NCNZ
Reflection can provide evidence of achieving this competency Competency 3.3 states that the registered nurse is to ensure she or he 'Communicates effectively with clients and members of the healthcare team' (NCNZ
, 2012, p.
This is a significant increase from the 7% identified in 2000 by the NCNZ
. While many postgraduate midwifery programmes do not require a Bachelor's degree in their entry criteria, lack of academic experience may impact on the midwife's confidence or preparedness for tertiary study.
Unaddressed mailing packages were provided to Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ
) that contained: a cover letter, participant information sheet, the questionnaire, a tea bag (in thanks for completing the questionnaire), and a self-addressed stamped return envelope (to KLS).
For example, the NCNZ
describes its Code of Conduct for Nurses as "a set of standards...
Some RNSAs have taken the role further and have gone on to complete their nurse practitioner (NP) accreditation with the NCNZ
and so work as a NP perioperative.
Respect for patients is a central value for nurses in providing safe, competent care (NCNZ
A retrospective analysis of the 2005-2010 NCNZ
nursing cohort data demonstrates that RNs who gained a postgraduate qualification within their first 5 years of practice are significantly more likely to remain part of the nursing workforce (North, Leung, & Lee, 2014).
We must also recognise that, due to this transitional stage, some nurses employed in senior and advanced rotes do not necessarily demonstrate "advanced practice", using the ICN, NCNZ
and NZNO definitions.
* Standard 6: Perioperative Nurses practice meets the NCNZ
The Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ
) Educational Programme Standards (2010) state all students should have access to simulation learning to prepare them appropriately for clinical experiences, to ensure the safety of health consumers, students and staff.
Accreditation is defined by the National Diabetes Nurses Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) (New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes, 2009) and is aligned with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ
) requirements for professional development and recognition programmes.