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.
Occupational Health Nurses are the leading workplace health and safety professionals in New Zealand.
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.
Teleconferencing by executive members.
Local study days.
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:
- to ensure practice is evidence based
- to ensure professionalism in practice
- to assist or reward nursing-based research