Registered Nurse Supplementary Education Standards Consultation

These standards have been developed by Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa Nursing Council of New Zealand in recognition of the current challenging and rapidly changing health environment in Aotearoa New Zealand as a result of the covid-19 global pandemic.

Existing and well-known health and social inequities already experienced by Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand means that these communities are at substantial risk in the current pandemic. This situation requires a rapid, targeted response to support health services to deliver covid-related services.

The standards enable education providers offering Bachelor and Masters programmes leading to registration as a registered nurse (RN), to continue to provide high-quality, clinical learning experiences in the context of the covid-19 global pandemic, in partnership with clinical learning providers particularly DHBs, Public Health Units, and Primary Healthcare Organisations.

Please click here to read the supplementary standards.

We invite feedback on these supplementary standards. We are particularly interested in commentary on the following areas:

  1. Will these standards effectively support participation by all nursing students/tauira in the pandemic response workforce?
  2. Will these standards support a quality clinical learning experience for nursing students/tauira?
  3. Are there are any risks associated with implementing these standards, and if so how can these be mitigated?
Please send responses to [email protected] by 5pm Monday 13 December. Please let us know in your email if you would like for us to remove your name and/or the name of your organisation in any publicly available analysis of responses. It will help us to analyse your response if you identify which part of the sector you belong to, e.g. student, education provider, District Health Board etc.