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 online publication of the International Journal of Mental Health Nurses (present and past issues available via the members' area of the College website)
  • Access to the membership section of this website
  • Regular newsletters
  • Access to College scholarships


Benefits to Members


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;


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


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


the educational and clinical expertise of members;


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


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;


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


clinical career pathways within the clinical speciality field;


role of those members;


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