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Nursing Education in the Tertiary Sector (Aotearoa NZ).


  • To enact the operational plan.
  • To bring together the members’ views and strategically disseminate information on issues significant to nursing education.  
  • To provide a forum for discussion and debate, develop policy, share information and provide mutual support.         
  • To provide a national focus for groups seeking informed comment on nursing education and nursing workforce issues.
  • To be proactive in providing comment and response to issues of national importance in nursing education
  • To promote, participate in and/or commission research related to nursing education


  • Wharangi Ruamano are recognised as a member of NETS and an elected Chair will attend each NETS meeting with waiving of the annual fee. 
  • Organisations with an identified role in Nursing Education, on written application, support from a NETS member, and a majority vote.


      In each year an Annual General Meeting will be held during the last meeting of the year. The meeting shall: 

  • Elect one representative from each regional network group appointed for a minimum of a  two year term on rotational basis
  • Elect the Auditor, National Chair and Treasurer.
  • Endorse the operational plan.
  • Receive the audited annual accounts for the year to the preceding 31 August.      
  • Conduct such other business as the members decide.          


 The Executive consisting of the Regional Co-ordinators, Chair of Wharangi Ruamano and the National Chair shall: 

  • Take a governance role in accordance with the operational plan
  • Select spokespersons from nominees to represent NETS as required
  • Liaise with appropriate organisations and people.
  • Organise the Annual General Meeting and circulate an agenda at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting.  
  • Organise national meetings as required.
  • Identify and communicate with regional networks
  • Action other such matters as determined.


  • NETS reserve the copyright on all material funded and/or written on behalf of NETS
  • In any joint or partnership development of documents, ownership of copyright will be clearly identified at the outset


  • Each Institution or member group (including Wharangi Ruamano) shall be limited to one vote 
  • Proxy votes will be accepted if provided in writing and dated
  • Representatives from specified organisations as determined from time to time  by NETS shall be invited to attend the national meetings   
  • On matters where there is a vote taken, the majority constitutes two thirds (2/3) of the membership   


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