Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses

ACDN

 

Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses (ACDN)

 

ACDN is a specialty college of NZNO dedicated to supporting all nurses caring for people with diabetes across the age span in New Zealand (NZ). Our aim is to promote excellence in diabetes nursing in NZ through the development of clinical practice frameworks, policy, education and research.

Please feel free to visit our homepage for up-to-date information and resources to support ALL nurses working in diabetes in NZ: http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses

ACDN would also like to encourage nurses working in diabetes to join our College by completing the online

application form at http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/sections/joinsectionsandcolleges

 

Tricha Ball - Chair

Auckland

trichab@adhb.govt.nz

Debbie Cunliffe - Secretary/Website/Communications

Bay of Plenty

acdn.secretary@gmail.com

acdnnewsletter@gmail.com

Kerrie Skeggs - Treasurer

Mid-Central

treasurer.acdn@gmail.com

kerrie.skeggs@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

Bryan Gibbison

Accreditation Coordinator

Waikato

bryan.gibbison@waikatodhb.health.nz

Andrea Rooderkerk - Workforce Development and Membership Portfolio

Hawkes Bay

acdn.membership@gmail.com

Bobbi Milne

Study Day Liaison

Greater Auckland

bmilne@middlemore.co.nz

Angela Clark - NZNO Liaison

National

angelac@nzno.org.nz

Pip Creswell – NZSSD Liaison

Wellington

Pip.cresswell@ccdhb.org.nz

 

 

Accreditation Programme

ACDN is dedicated to the provision of excellent standards of care and education for people in New Zealand living with diabetes; our accreditation programme allows us to support nurses to be the best they can be within this specialty. The goal of our Programme is to provide a framework by which nurses working within the area of diabetes can be recognised for having attained knowledge and skills, as defined by the National Diabetes Nurses Knowledge and Skills Framework (2009) within their area of practice and have demonstrated continued maintenance and development of knowledge and skills through a systematic and regular review process. The NDNKSF framework (2009) is currently under review and will be updated by 2017.

Visit our website to find out how to apply for accreditation, closing dates, contacts, mentors etc:

http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses/accreditation

 

Conferences and Events

ACDN hold a number of events for nurses in New Zealand. Please visit our Webpage http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses/conferencesevents for more information

  

Newsletters

Issues of the ACDN newsletter On Target can be found here:

http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses/newsletter

If you would like to contribute to our newsletter please email: acdnnewsletter@gmail.com

 

Scholarships

ACDN has established educational scholarships to assist nurses to attend or participate in events related to diabetes nursing that will further their knowledge base in their current field of work i.e. workshops, conferences, study days, seminars, post graduate study. The scholarships can also be used to cover the cost of the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses accreditation application.

To view our scholarship page, please visit: http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses/scholarships

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Are you a nurse working in diabetes and interested in joining our Indigenous nurses SIG, or working with Insulin Pumps and CGM’s and wanting to link in with other nurses working in a similar area? Have a look at our special interest group webpage for these and other special interest groups working across the lifespan in diabetes

http://www.nzno.org.nz/groups/collegessections/colleges/aotearoacollegeofdiabetesnurses/specialinterest_groups

 

To contact ACDN please feel free to email Chair, Tricha Ball at: trichab@adhb.govt.nz or Secretary, Debbie Cunliffe at acdn.secretary@gmail.com

 

National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework

All nurses deliver to people with diabetes. This National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework (NDNKSF) has been developed to assist all registered nurses to demonstrate that they are adequately prepared to provide the required care and education for the person with diabetes and related co morbidities, whatever their practice setting. To promote best practice the NDNKSF is linked to national guidelines, standard of practice and the Nursing Council of New Zealand's competencies for registration.

National Diabetes Nursing knowledge and skills framework