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== Nursing Education and Research Foundation ==
  
== Nursing Education and Research Foundation Oral History Project ==
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<p>The Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) was set up in 1968. It is a registered charitable trust and is registered with the Charities Commission (registration number: CC11458).</p>
  
<p>NERF promotes excellence in nursing and health care by providing funding opportunities for education and research.</p>
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<p>The origins of NERF can be traced back to a memorial fund established to commemorate the life and work of Flora J Cameron OBE (former Director, Division of Nursing) who died in 1966.</p>
  
<p>We are based in Wellington and offer a range of scholarships and funding opportunities through the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) website: www.nzno.org.nz </p><p></p>
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<p>At that time money was donated by New Zealand nurses as a memorial to Flora and the then New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNA) built on this to establish a larger and more permanent fund to provide New Zealand nurses with travel grants, scholarships and other assistance to enhance opportunities for continuing education and professional development.</p>
  
<p>In 1982, NERF began the first in a series of projects to collect the oral histories of nurses in New Zealand. A total of 22 volunteer interviewers undertook 185 oral history interviews that were deposited with the Alexander Turnbull Library Oral History Centre in September 1984. These included:</p><p></p>
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<p>Since then there have been a number of bequests/donations to NERF and the fund has grown over the years. NERF now supports nurses and midwives and students of nursing with a range of grants & scholarships.</p>
* 13 with nurses registered before 1920
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* 59 with nurses registered from 1920-29
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* 70 with nurses who had registered between 1930-39
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* 36 with nurses registered between 1940-49;
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* 3 with nurses registered after 1950. </p><p></p>
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<p>All of the above interviews can be accessed at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington with permission from the NZNO librarian (library@nzno.org.nz). Although digitalisation of many of the interviews has begun, most are still only in taped format.</p><p></p>  
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<p>Further individual and private additions to the collection were made between 1984 and 2000 including:</p><p></p>
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<p>All activities of NERF are controlled by a Trust Deed. The Deed is managed by a Board of Trustees of 7 people including 4 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) representatives, 1 member of NERF Associates, 1 lay person and 1 person with business experience. NZNO provides all administrative support.</p>
* Psychiatric Nurses Oral History Project (6 interviews)
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* The transfer of nursing education from hospitals to polytechnics (38) Yvonne Langridge
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* Nursing Biographies (5 interviews) Yvonne Langridge
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* Nursing Biographies – Wellington Polytechnic 1973-1998 (21 interviews) Yvonne Langridge
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* Nurses & Midwives Oral History Project (7) 1992-3 Marie Burgess
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* Neonatal Nursing Oral History Project (20) Penelope Dunkley
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* Wartime Nurses Project (11) 1999 Anna Rogers
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* ‘Oranje’ Oral History Project (10) Marie de Joux
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* Nursing in World War II (2) Valerie Fisher
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* Royal NZ Plunket Society (20) Plunket Society
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* Little Company of Mary (nursing order) (12) LCM & Ann Trotter</p><p></p>
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<p>Information on access to these collections is through the Alexander Turnbull Library.</p><p></p>
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<p>In 2011, NERF called for tenders to continue to grow the NERF Oral History Archive. A project team from Auckland University were appointed and during 2012 and 2013 collected the following interviews:</p><p></p>
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* 1 participant who trained in the 1940s
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* 30 participants who trained in the 1950s
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* 30 participants who trained in the 1960s<p></p>
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<p>All of the interviews are recorded digitally using high quality formats with the full collection also available at the Alexander Turnbull Library. With the digital format, accessibility can now also be improved for those seeking to listen to the interviews or learn more about the history of nursing in New Zealand. This website has been established to enable access for family, friends, nurses, and students seeking to learn more about nursing history in New Zealand.</p><p></p>
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<p>NERF can be contacted on the numbers found at the bottom of this page.</p><p></p>
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== University of Auckland Oral History Project Team and Advisory Group ==
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[[File:oral history project group.jpg]]
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<p>Front row: Dr Debbie Dunsford (independent researcher and investigator on Oral History Project), Professor Linda Bryder (Department of History and investigator on Oral History Project), Dr Kate Prebble (senior lecturer School of Nursing and investigator on Oral History Project)</p><p></p>
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<p>Behind Debbie (on left) Associate Professor Margaret Horsburgh (School of Nursing and investigator on Oral History Project)</p><p></p>
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Back row:  Members of the Oral History Advisory Committee: Yvonne Shadbolt, Dr Jill Clendon (Nursing Policy Advisor, New Zealand Nurses Organisation), Liz Mitchelson</p>
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Latest revision as of 08:31, 18 December 2014

Nursing Education and Research Foundation

The Nursing Education and Research Foundation (NERF) was set up in 1968. It is a registered charitable trust and is registered with the Charities Commission (registration number: CC11458).

The origins of NERF can be traced back to a memorial fund established to commemorate the life and work of Flora J Cameron OBE (former Director, Division of Nursing) who died in 1966.

At that time money was donated by New Zealand nurses as a memorial to Flora and the then New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNA) built on this to establish a larger and more permanent fund to provide New Zealand nurses with travel grants, scholarships and other assistance to enhance opportunities for continuing education and professional development.

Since then there have been a number of bequests/donations to NERF and the fund has grown over the years. NERF now supports nurses and midwives and students of nursing with a range of grants & scholarships.

All activities of NERF are controlled by a Trust Deed. The Deed is managed by a Board of Trustees of 7 people including 4 New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) representatives, 1 member of NERF Associates, 1 lay person and 1 person with business experience. NZNO provides all administrative support.