The organisational network is supported by nurse leaders in current leadership roles and is guided by a Constitution and Terms of Reference. Members communicate extensively through email, teleconferences, regional meetings and face to face meetings three times a year. There is a strong culture of sharing and mentoring of nurse leaders. The core business of NENZ includes:
- Influence national decisions relating to professional practice, workforce development and quality of service delivery through timely information sharing, informed comment, facilitating consensus debate and participating in national work
- Interprofessional networking across the sector that influences future service delivery
- Leader development and support through creating and supporting learning opportunities, mentorship, modeling and access to key regulatory and national agencies
- Lead practice innovation through national sharing and commitment to the patient safety agenda.
Members of NENZ are:
- The senior nurse leader in a NZ health and disability provider organisation
- The organisation should employ or have professional responsibility for 50 nurses or more
- Full members are the most senior nurse/s in the District Health Board (DHB) or major health provider organisations including the Department of Corrections, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Health.
- They attend national group meetings, the AGM and have voting rights.
- Membership sits with the organisation, so will continue if the current lead nurse leaves.
- Associate members are nurses in designated leadership roles who do not meet eligibility requirements for full NENZ membership or who do not wish to be part of the national group.
- Associates are able to participate in the regional meetings and the annual conference meeting.
- Membership sits with the individual not the organisation.
For more information please email us or submit a membership request.