New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses' Association


Welcome to the official website of NZOHNA

New Zealand Occupational Health Nurses Association (NZOHNA) is the professional organisation for Nurses who are interested or involved in Occupational Health and Safety in Aotearoa - New Zealand.

NZOHNA members include those working independently or in private and public sector organisations, as well as students and academics.

We support our members to meet the competency-based goals required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the statutory requirements of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act – HPCA Act 2003

Membership of NZOHNA offers education and information services, conferences and seminars, publications, representation at government and official levels, and networking opportunities to develop professional skills and knowledge in the practice of Occupational Health and Safety to the benefit of Aotearoa – New Zealand.


Our Vision:

Occupational Health Nurses are the leading workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand.

Mission Statement:

to set and maintain professional standards through evidence-based practice

to facilitate interactive communication within the membership

to increase the public and political profile of Occupational Health Nurses

to promote and provide educational opportunities for Occupational Health Nurses

NZOHNA Provides a Network Base Through:

Professional membership in a national organisation.

Regular regional group meetings.

Short Takes newsletter.

NZOHNA website.

Teleconferencing by executive members.

Local study days.

Annual Conference.

We promote and assist professional development to encourage Occupational Health Nurses to meet competency-based goals required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

We encourage relevant research, with the aim that it is available and accessible:


Recent news

Wednesday 23rd December - Feedback on the Draft Health and Safety at work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2016
Sunday 29th November - Presentation to Royal NZ College of GP's on Occupational Health
Thursday 5th November - Health & Safety Statistics
Thursday 29th October - MOH guidelines on eating/activity
Tuesday 1st September - Worksafe Document - Working with organic solvents
Sunday 26th July - Silica Dust Report and Presentation

Upcoming events

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