They include the Ministry of Health, Health Workforce New Zealand, DHBs, NETS and NENZ
, the National Nurses Organisation, community groups and the Council of Trade Unions.
PNC also consulted widely with key nursing stakeholder groups including NNC, NETS and NENZ
during the development phase.
The Taskforce were clearly influenced by the United States experience of nurse practitioners, referring to overseas literature and also the April publication by Nurse Executives New Zealand (NENZ
, 1998), in which the roles of clinical nurse specialist and nurse practitioner for New Zealand were discussed.
HiNZ and NENZ
are holding their second joint conference in November in Auckland, with the theme "Addressing the equity divide --transformational technology".
subsequently published their proposal, Developing and supporting advanced practice roles: Clinical nurse specialist, nurse practitioner in April 1998.
Opening the conference, NENZ
chair Denise Kivell called for nurses to take up the challenge and get engaged in health informatics.
The consensus among NENZ
was the importance of comprehensive orientation," she said.
Lees, who stepped down as chair of NENZ
in August after a four-year stint, warns that, if funding cuts continue, there will come a point when there is simply not enough resources to do the job.
The nursing workforce of the future was the subject of a meeting in Wellington last month, attended by nursing Leaders from around the country and hosted by Nurse Executives of NZ (NENZ
) and Nurse Educators in the Tertiary Sector (NETS).
The Nurse Executives of New Zealand (NENZ
) consensus workshop: NENZ
hosted a consensus workshop with 54 nurse leaders in Wellington recently.
The workshop, organised by Nurse Executives of New Zealand (NENZ
), arose because no clear consensus emerged from the Nursing Council's consultation on the RN scope of practice last year.
The NZNO Board of Directors adopted the recommendations of the NZNO and Nurse Executives of New Zealand (NENZ
) co-sponsored working party on PDRP evidential requirements at its December meeting.