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International Nurses Day 2019

Sunday 12 May is International Nurses’ Day, the high point of a month-long campaign celebrating the incredible work done by nurses. This year’s theme for International Nurses Day is ‘Nurses a voice to lead – health for all’.

Throughout May, we are celebrating the incredible work nurses and unregulated health care workers do. We have received 146 nominations for Certificates of Recognition for nurses, unregulated health care workers and nursing teams from across all services.

Each nomination will be celebrated in the nominees’ clinical area, or by arrangement, this month. Nominations for Certificates of Recognition that meet the requirements of the DHB’s Celebrating Our Success awards will be submitted for these awards later in the year.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and congratulations to all recipients of International Nurses Day Certificates of Recognition. A full list of recipients can be found here.

An International Nurses Day Professional Development Series will also take place throughout May. The series, which focuses on topics relevant to nurses and nursing, will run each Tuesday in Wellington and each Wednesday in Kenepuru May. More information is available here.

CCDHB thanks all nurses and unregulated health care workers for providing safe, quality care that makes such a difference to the health of our community.

Additional resources:

·         More information about this year’s International Nurses’ Day theme can be found here.

·         A printable poster for your clinical area can be found here.



Professional Development Series - Equity





Please follow links below for resources on each of the courses:

Pae Ora: Creating Healthy Futures through Achieving Equity

in Wellness and Health Outcomes

Nurses as Agents of Social Change for the Disability


Providing Inclusive Health Care for Gender Diverse People

What does 'Cultural Competence' mean for Nurses Practising

in Acute Care Settings - Focus on Pacific Peoples?

Financial support to attend and present at the Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA) 2019 conference for people who identify as Māori or Pasifika, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

The AEA would like to encourage people who identify as Māori or Pasifika, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to attend and present at the AEA Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th October 2019.

AEA is offering to reimburse the cost of early-bird conference registration ($650, or $290 for students) for people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, Māori or Pasifika who have their first-author abstract accepted for the conference (as an oral or poster presentation), and are a member of AEA (you can join here: Students, junior and senior applicants are all eligible.

To apply, please email by 1st July with a copy of your submitted abstract and specify whether you identify as Māori or Pasifika, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Abstract submissions close on 30th June 2019, at 11.59pm AEST (1:59am NZDT)! We will then be in contact with applicants after the abstracts have been peer-reviewed. 

Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship:

These studentships, worth $5,000, aim to introduce research to Pacific students wanting to develop their research skills with supervision and guidance from experienced senior researchers. They provide an opportunity to develop a career in health research by working on a 10-week project over the summer break.

All the information you need to apply for a summer studentship is now available here on HRC Gateway.

Full applications - online submission system opens:

24 May 2019 - 8:00am

Full applications - online submission system closes:

5 July 2019 - 1:00pm

Full applications - hard copy due at the HRC:

10 July 2019 - 5:00pm


Health Workforce NZ (HWNZ) Postgraduate study 2019

Applications for 2019 will open in August 2018. To get started, checked out the flyer attached below

Advanced Practice & Nurse Practitioner Series

The May Advanced Practice series is on May 20th in the Level 11 Boardroom, Grace Neill Block, Wellington Regional Hospital 

Topic: Nurse Practitioner (working in Emergency Department) registered in 2018 recently appointed to NP position - shares her role development from RN Prescriber and current practice.

Presented by Georgie Chadwick - Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, CCDHB.

More information on May Flyer here

Anne Evan-Murray Seminar 2019

CCDHB is hosting the Anne Evan-Murray Seminars again in 2019.

Anne Evans-Murray runs an enjoyable seminar that promotes respectful communication and offers practical strategies for dealing with challenging behavior in the workplace. The seminar is conducted in a non-threatening environment with no role-play or need for self-disclosure required of participants. Anne will demonstrate techniques and give tips to develop powerful body language and verbal skills. Morning tea is provided on the day.

The courses for 2019 are:

Building Resilience and Managing Challenging Communication- 6th May 2019

Clinical Assessment Skills- 29th & 30th April 2019

Respiratory and Cardiac Nursing skills- 8th & 9th May 2019

All the information regarding the course and sign up form can be found within the link below:

Email for more information


Last updated 17 June 2019.