She wanted to be a New Zealand Registered Nurse (NZRN), then to hold a position as a "Sister," and to be a Theatre Nurse.
The 20 year old girl who left Samoa in the late 1960s has achieved the goals she set for herself and became the proud NZRN, the accomplished Theatre Nurse and the "Sister".
pantaloons, two petticoats, a starched grey dress with a long full skirt, long sleeves and a stiff collar and cuffs, a full length starched white apron, a red cape and a white veil and their NZRN
medal and their NZANS badge." (8)
Julie Yallop, NZRN
, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia.
On reading Nursing Council chair Marion Clark's response to Jean Harris's letter in last month's issue "Who can have a New Zealand RN badge?" (letters, p5), I was appalled to discover that overseas nurses on the New Zealand register are now able to purchase an NZRN