media releases

Registered nurse prescribing in community health

Posted on 5/07/2019
The Associate Health Minister Hon Jenny Salesa has announced today a managed roll out of limited nurse prescribing of contraceptives and some short-term antibiotics for common conditions.

Catherine Byrne appointed

Posted on 5/12/2018
Safaato’a (To’a) Fereti, Acting Chair of the Nursing Council of New Zealand, announced today the appointment of Catherine Byrne to the role of Chief Executive/Registrar of the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Resignation of Chief Executive/Registrar

Posted on 11/09/2018
Catherine Byrne, Chair of the Nursing Council of New Zealand, today announced the resignation of the Council’s Chief Executive/Registrar, Carolyn Reed.

Registered Nurse Prescribing

Posted on 20/09/2016
A regulation to allow suitably qualified registered nurses, working in collaborative teams, to write prescriptions for people with common and long-term conditions comes into effect on 20 September 2016.

Retirement of Carolyn Reed, Chief Executive and Registrar

Media release: Carolyn Reed retirement (PDF, 124 KB)

Nursing Council election results

Nursing Council election results April 2018 (PDF, 119 KB)

Sona Thampy

Media release 05 May 2015 (PDF, 63 KB)

Result of consultation on prescribing rights 

Media release 22 October 2013 (PDF, 161 KB)

Nurses consulting on prescribing rights

Media release 28 February 2013 (PDF, 130 KB)