Retiring nurse says 'goodbye, and good luck' to NZNO.
As an active member of the Wellington branch, I participated at a local level. Through that and the annual conference of the then NZNA, I first learned meeting procedure, some skills at chairing meetings, and a beginning ability to construct an argument and mount a rebuttal. Throughout this I was exposed to the concerns and viewpoints from other parts of the country, as well as nurses working in the non-public hospital environment.
I attended most of the Norman Peryer workshops in the '80s and there discovered the way people presented formal papers and managed discussion afterwards.
I have always found NZNO staff very helpful, especially the librarians and others such as regional coordinators, and in the recent past, professional nursing advisers, especially Eileen Brown. [Originally a professional nursing adviser and now NZNO's policy analyst. Ed.]
Thank you NZNO for enlarging my perspective of nursing and goodbye. All the best for the challenges and developments ahead.
Annette Stevenson, (nee McKenzie), RGON, MA
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|Publication:||Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||May 1, 2003|
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