In better meeting the health needs of people, families and communities now and in the future, New Zealand (NZ) transformed the national health strategy in 2016. This transformation is a shift in emphasis from an illness-focused professional directed system to a person, family, community focus with health promotion at the central core.
The goal is that ‘All New Zealanders will live well, stay well, and get well in a system’ that is ‘ people powered, providing services close to home, is designed for value and high performance and works as a team in a smart system’. Therefore this new strategy means there is major transformation in the way that everyone in the health service works.
Nursing students are prepared for this new focus in the Bachelor of Nursing programmes in NZ. This poster will explicitly demonstrate this with examples of teaching and learning strategies, and student experiences from the first year undergraduate nursing programme at Manukau Institute of Technology that align with the NZ Health Strategy and the transforming of registered nurses for the future.