PAN PACIFIC NURSES ASSOCIATION,
A professional association for Pacific Nurses across
New Zealand and the Pacific
“Pacific Peoples will achieve their fullest
potential for wellbeing, strength and longevity”
There is a growing number of Pacific Nurses connecting through post-graduate studies who have the desire and intention to improve Pacific health outcomes through applied knowledge, experience and relationships. Purposeful integration of advanced nursing knowledge with the traditional and ever-evolving Pacific cultural knowledges will create a new paradigm to benefit Pacific peoples in the New Zealand context.
The Pan Pacific Nurses Association, NZ (PPNA) has been formed recognising the benefits of this fusion and harnessing nursing academia and expertise. This unique collaboration of nurses across the health care continuum has been founded primarily through the success of the Aniva Nursing Leadership programme where the importance of credentials, credibility and courage were inaugurated and enhanced (Southwick, personal communication, 2012). Strong, inspirational Pacific Nurses with a range of experience, skills knowledge and relationships are necessary for change. The PPNA acknowledges and recognises:
The PPNA will take an active leadership role in developing and strengthening credibility in Pacific Nursing by developing and enhancing the 3C’s – Credentials, Credibility and Courage underpinned by the Seitapu Cultural Competency Framework. The vision of the PPNA will be realised through the promotion of the following principles and actions, which in summary are:
Professional Pacific Nursing
The Association includes all Pacific Nurses who align and embrace the vision of this Association with the view of continued nurturing and developing leadership in the Pacific health sector.