NZNO Strategy for Nursing 2018 – 2023

Advancing the health of the nation

Hei oranga motuhake mō ngā whānau, hapū, iwi


The NZNO Strategy for Nursing is a key tool to resolve structural and systemic barriers that impede nursing effectiveness in Aotearoa New Zealand, such as restrictive models of care and employment, contractual methods, funding mechanisms and institutional racism.

The NZNO Strategy for Nursing is a whole-of-profession document, irrespective of the role a nurse has. It has been created for the unique context of Aotearoa New Zealand from 2018 to 2023 and will be reviewed in 2020.The strategy pays particular attention to a Māori world view of health, care and support.

The conceptual model and the interdependent strategy sections and themes provide a strong platform for implementing strategic actions through NZNO membership and in partnership with aligned professional, legislative, regulatory and community agencies.