College of Practice Nurses considers changing its name.The College of Practice Nurses (NZNO NZNO New Zealand Nurses Organisation ) has more than 800 practice nurse members throughout New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. . Membership is also open to nurses working in other primary health care (PHC PHC Primary health care, see there ) settings. As well as a national body, there are a number of local divisions providing a range of support, including regular information and communication to all members; ongoing education and professional development; and peer review and collegial col·le·gi·al
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The college's work is underpinned by a strategic plan (2005-2010). This is available on the NZNO website (www.nzno.org.nz) and provides a sound vision supporting PHC nurses to contribute to the delivery the PHC strategy objectives.
The focus of the national committee includes:
* reviewing progress on the strategic plan;
* communication, the website, and marketing the college to include all PHC nurses;
* plans to investigate a name change to College of Primary Health Care Nurses (in line with the strategic plan);
* retaining membership in areas struggling to retain committee office bearers office bearer n [of club etc] → titular m/f (de una cartera)
office bearer n [of club etc] → membre m du bureau
* building strategic alliances.
The divisions are currently reviewing their local activity against the goals and objectives of the strategic plan. These were to be discussed at the chairs' day before this month's conference and AGM AGM annual general meeting
AGM n abbr (= annual general meeting) → AG f
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A number of new members have been nominated nom·i·nate
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. to join the editorial committee of the college's journal, The Practice Nurse. Current editor Diane Newland stands down from her long tenure this month, and the national committee joins the journal committee in thanking her for her tremendous contribution to the journal and welcomes new editor Brenda Bruning from Nelson. Meanwhile, representatives of the NZNO PHC Nurses' Advisory Council have asked us to investigate widening the editorial membership and circulation of the journal to include a broader range of PHC nurses. Suggestions for a new name were to be taken to this month's annual conference. The journal's editorial board already includes other PHC nurses, due to the widened membership criteria.
Meetings have been held with a number of sections to discuss the possibility of changing the college's name to the College of Primary Health Care Nurses. The respective colleges and sections have now returned to their members to explore the level of support for establishing a wider model. The national committee plans to work with divisions and progress these changes, in line with the strategic plan.
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