In February, the OCNO met with the National Nursing Organisations' Maori caucus to establish a partnership and collaborative forum to Lead the sector in increasing the workforce.
Teleconferences and emails between the OCNO and caucus members have ensured the conversations continue.
This also serves as a separate connection for each facility to share best practice and might include such individuals as the SCNO, OCNO, the Magnet coordinator, the professional development coordinator, the nursing research director, nurse managers, and staff (R.M.
Some of the considerations outlined here can be supported through system structures such as a CNO council, chaired by the SCNO and attended by OCNOs and select deans/directors of affiliate schools of nursing.
In her role at the OCNO she will have responsibility for PHC, in particular "developing a narrative of PHC nursing.
Also starting at the OCNO in the New Year is Carolyn Jones, a nurse with health management experience in the aged care, district health board and PHC sectors.
Although accepting Clendon's resignation with regret, NZNO manager, nursing and professional services, Jane MacGeorge said the role was "a tremendous opportunity for Jill that would strengthen NZNO's relationship with the OCNO
and the ministry to progress NZNO's strategic goals".