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Appointments to Nursing Council announced

27 October 2000 Media Statement

Appointments to Nursing Council announced

Health Minister Annette King has announced the amended membership of the
Nursing Council.

Mrs King said the Nursing Amendment Act required reappointments and appointments to be made to all council positions this month.

"The Amendment Act removed the Ministry of Health member from the council, and allowed greater scope in the composition of the boards and
councils to include public representation.

"Under the amendment act the council membership includes three registered nurses, two registered midwives and two academic staff members of approved nursing and midwifery tertiary training institutions. It also provides places for four other people of whom one, but not more than one, may be a registered nurse, and one, but not more than one, may be a registered midwife," Mrs King said.

Council members reappointed are Shirley Hughes, Jeanette Bulteel-Adams, Brenda Hall, Susan Bree and Judy Kilpatrick. New appointments are Jean Patterson, Sandy Grey, Annette Huntington, Denise Messiter, Bev Rayna and Marie Kiely.

Mrs King said all key nursing groups were consulted concerning the appointments, and expiry dates had been staggered to ensure continuity of experienced members. "I am very pleased with the calibre of the members appointed."

NB: The council's main functions are to advise the Minister on nursing programmes, to approve (subject to the Minister's approval) institutions that can offer training, conduct examinations and issue certificates, to receive applications for registration and enrolment, authorise registration and exercise disciplinary powers. Attached are details of the appointments.

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Members of the Nursing Council

Registered Nurses (3):

Shirley Hughes is Clinical Services Manager, Rotorua Continuing Care Trust. An experienced teacher, she held various teaching positions at Waiariki Polytechnic from 1989 - 1996. She worked as a public health nurse, supervising public health nurse, and principal public health nurse with the Department of Health from 1981 to 1988. She has a number of nursing qualifications from New Zealand, the UK and Australia, including a Bachelor of Health Sciences from Charles Sturt University, Australia. She has been president of the NZNO Rotorua branch.

Jeanette Bulteel-Adams, director of nursing at Waikato Hospital, has extensive experience as a nurse and as a manager of nursing. Ms Bulteel-Adams was trained and worked as a nurse in England for 19 years before coming to New Zealand in 1992. She has been actively involved with improving Mäori health.

Brenda Hall is district nurse team co-ordinator for Auckland Healthcare. She has 15 years of nursing experience in a number of positions in New Zealand and overseas, including Quality Assurance Co-ordinator (Nursing) for Green Lane Hospital and National Womens Hospital, as an oncology nurse specialist and as a practice nurse. Ms Hall gained a Bachelor of Health Science in 1997 and has undertaken some study in economics and social policy at Massey University. She is an active member of the NZNO, is Chairperson of the Multi-disciplinary Home Health Care Quality Group, is part of the Project Implementation team for the
Continuity of Care Redesign project at Auckland Healthcare, and is a member
of Te Ara Hou group formed to support biculturalism in home health care.

Registered Midwives (2)

Susan Bree has been an independent midwife in the Bay of Islands since 1991 and has practised midwifery for over 20 years. She has considerable experience in management, teaching and all aspects of clinical midwifery. Much of her work has been carried out in rural and third world environments. She has experience as a chairperson and representative on a number of committees and is an active member of the New Zealand College of Midwives.

Jean Patterson is a lecturer at Otago Polytechnic and has had a career in midwifery and nursing in Australia and New Zealand since becoming a registered nurse in 1966. She has spent the majority of her work experience in rural hospitals and recently presented a paper on Rural Midwifery at the New Zealand College of Midwives National Conference. She is currently enrolled in a Masters programme through Victoria University.

Academic Staff (2)

Judy Kilpatrick, current Chair of the Nursing Council, is Associate Professor of Nursing and Director of Nursing Studies, in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Services, University of Auckland. From 1991 to 1998 she was Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Auckland Institute of Technology. Ms Kilpatrick is currently completing a Masters of Business Administration and in June 1998 was awarded the Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit, Queens Birthday Honours, for services to nursing education. She is Chairperson of the Committee for Prescribing Rights for Nurses and was a member of the Ministerial Taskforce on Nursing in 1998.

Dr Annette Huntington is a senior lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Massey University. During the time she has been involved with nursing education (since 1989) Dr Huntington has kept close contact with the clinical setting and recently completed a PhD that was focused on nurses and their clinical work. Prior to this she had 19 years experience of clinical nursing practice in a range of areas within hospitals. She is also a member of the Shared Governance, Professional Development and Research Committee at Capital Coast Health.

Other appointments (4)

Denise Messiter is actively involved with organisations which contribute to Mäori development. Her employment history includes the Mauraki Mäori Trust Board, Te Korowai Hauora O Hauraki, the Ministry of Education and the Community Funding Agency Rotorua. Currently she is on contract to Te Puni Kokiri and is helping develop a Mäori development strategy, as well as providing policy advice on strategic issues relating to Mäori health and development.

Marie Kiely is an experienced senior management consultant with strengths in relationship management, strategic planning, change management and all facets of communication. She had experience in management roles at The Careers Service in Dunedin (1990-1993) before working for Inland Revenue as a Change Management Consultant. Examples of the services she has provided in her current role include developing a national cultural diversity education programme for a State Owned Enterprise and developing and implementing team building programmes for commercial organisations.

Bev Rayna, a staff nurse at St George's and Christchurch Women's Hospitals in the general surgical and gynaecological areas, has a particular interest in women's health. She also works as an Assessor for Massey University. Ms Rayna initially qualified as a general and obstetric nurse in 1968, and completed an MBA at Canterbury University (in 1991). She was awarded the Mary Lambie Memorial Bursary which assisted her in these studies. She has been a member of the Canterbury Ethics Committee since 1995.

Sandy Grey has over 25 years experience in nursing, is president of the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) and has been running an independent midwifery practice in West Auckland since 1992. Ms Grey has regularly been invited to speak at a range of forums and in 1996 worked with Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT) to implement a programme for ongoing educational workshops and refresher courses in collaboration with NZCOM.

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