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Our Mission Statement:

Partnership, Voice, Excellence in Mental Health Nursing

Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nursing is the professional body for practising mental health nurses in New Zealand.

Why Join?

There are numerous benefits for joining a professional nursing organisation such Te Ao Māramatanga New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.  By joining the College you will receive collegial support and access to current information that will be useful to you in your practice.  These benefits include

  • A subscription to the International Journal of Mental Health Nurses (both hard copy and access to online subscription)
  • Access to the membership section of this website
  • Regular newsletters
  • Access to College scholarships

Benefits to Members

represent

the professional interests of psychiatric and/or mental health nurses in Aotearoa New Zealand and those enrolled nurses who work in mental health setting in Aotearoa New Zealand;

promote

and develop the identity of psychiatric/mental health nurses as specialists working in a clinical speciality field via representation and liaison;

obtain

recognition of the professional status of psychiatric/mental health nurses and to promotepublic awareness of mental health nursing;

advance

the educational and clinical expertise of members;

promote

encompass the three articles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the principles of Kawa Whakaruruhau

approve

national standards of practice taking into account the unique cultural, social and political conditions existing in Aotearoa New Zealand to guide members in their professional practice;

develop

and support research which may benefit the community and the profession;

promote

clinical career pathways within the clinical speciality field;

promote

role of those members;

form

links with other health professional bodies in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.