Journal of Professional Nursing

Looking Back, Thinking Ahead 

Norma Chick, RGON, RM, PhD, FCNA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Nursing Studies, Massey University

Reference:  Chick, N. (1986). Looking Back, Thinking Ahead. Nursing Praxis in New Zealand, 1(2), 39-43.


My impression of 1985 was a year of assertiveness by nurses in New Zealand.  Returning from sabbatical leave in February I had missed the furore and protests associated with the Division of Nursing and the Director’s position – events which possible set the mood for the following year.  What I did experience was the prolonged debate and energy build-up which culminated in the December settlement. 

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