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Regions to celebrate rolling centennials.

NZNO is to start planning and budgeting for the centennial celebrations of the founding of the national Trained Nurses' Association. NZNO traces its foundations back to the association, which became a national body in 1909.

Next year marks 200 years since the first meeting established the Wellington Trained Nurses'. Association. Gradually, associations were formed in other provinces. In November 1909, delegates from the Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch associations met in the Nurses' Club in Wellington. With the encouragement of Assistant Inspector of Hospitals and Deputy Registrar of Nurses and Midwives, Hester Mclean, they founded the national association.

NZNO plans to have celebrations and events in the various centres, culminating in 2009. Wellington will celebrate in 2005; Auckland in 2006; Dunedin in 2007 and Christchurch in 2008. A programme with a recurring theme is envisaged, while allowing for variations in each centre. Vice president Catherine Logan suggested the Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) could serve as a bridge between various other key players, since it was seen as having a special place in the intellectual and historical life of nursing in this country. At the East NERF meeting it was agreed that NERF might work with NZNO to develop an events' calendar, along with a website. An essay competition for nursing students, with a monetary prize, will be offered as an annual award during the centenary years.

Board members were to take these suggestions back to their regional Councils for discussion and ideas, to be brought back to the next board meeting in December.
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Title Annotation:Decisions From The October Board Of Directors' Meeting
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:8NEWZ
Date:Dec 1, 2004
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