The NENZ document positions nurse practitioner education at masterate level.
These positions illustrate the fundamental difference in values and beliefs between the College (NETS, NENZ and the Council) and the NZNO; between professional autonomy and unionist discourses.
The speaker here points out there was little debate about what an advanced nursing role would do, making reference to what had 'been laid down well before then' as the work done by NENZ, in the document on developing and supporting advanced practice roles (Nurse Executives of New Zealand, 1998) and by the Nursing Council on the competencies for advanced nursing practice (Nursing Council of New Zealand [NCNZ], 1998), published in April and May respectively.
NENZ subsequently published their proposal, Developing and supporting advanced practice roles: Clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner in April 1998.
Drawing on the international advanced nursing practice momentum, these leaders, together with others in NENZ, the Nursing Council, CNA(NZ), NETS and the MOH created the policy impetus to enable a new emphasis on postgraduate clinical education and practice, and the development of the New Zealand NP.
Ensuring sufficient numbers of people go into senior nursing jobs is a particular aspect of the workforce NENZ looks at.
Now he's no longer NENZ chair, he will have a bit more time to devote to supporting his two children in their sporting pursuits and to kayaking and camping in the warmer months.
Secretary of NENZ
Jocelyn Peach said the workshop was the start of ongoing work by nurse leaders to work together to achieve consensus on key issues facing the profession, with attendees optimistic about this approach.
NENZ is working with a number of agencies to look at the data and consider future needs.
NENZ and other groups were collecting nursing and midwifery data from a range of sources, including Nursing Council annual reports, vacancy rates, new graduate employment rates, nurses' age and qualifications, and population health information and predictions.