Infection Prevention And Control Nurses College

Specialist College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Infection Prevention And Control Nurses College

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Infection Prevention And Control Nurses College

A leading voice for IPC in New Zealand

Conference

https://www.ipcncconference2024.co.nz/

Who Are We?

  • The Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College (IPCNC) is a specialist College of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.
  • The IPCNC was formed as a special interest section of the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNA) in the 1970s. It rose from small beginnings when the Infection Prevention and Control Nurse (IPCN) was a pioneer role within nursing and before infection prevention and control (IPC) programmes were embedded into health care organisations.
  • We provide IPC education through conferences and short courses.  The next conference information can be found here – IPCNC (ipcncconference2024.co.nz)

Benefits of IPCNC

Come join us and become a member of the Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College.

Enjoy the benefits of belonging to the primary organisation for those interested in infection prevention and control in New Zealand.

Our Passion!

Amongst our membership we share one common characteristic, that of PASSION!

We are passionate about reducing the incidence of healthcare associated infections amongst patients and residents. Whatever we can do to affect improvements in patient care practices that can reduce cross infection, we are keen to role model and promote.
Infection Prevention & Control is a career pathway not for the faint at heart!
We are up to the challenges that this choice of career brings!

The college

The Infection Prevention & Control Nurses College (IPCNC) is a specialist college of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

History

The IPCNC was formed as a special interest section of the New Zealand Nurses Association (NZNA) in the 1970s, and helped embed IPC programmes in nursing and health care organisations.

Lead voice in IPC in NZ

The IPCNC aims to be the lead voice for IPC in New Zealand. The college actively participates and is represented in consultation groups for national and regional IPC issues e.g. HQSC, ACC, MoH.

Operational

IPCNC operates within NZNO constitutional requirements, hosting an annual AGM and conference every two years.

Membership

IPCNC has more than 800 members with extensive skills and credentials. Nurses make up most of the IPCNC membership, with other health professionals and interested parties being associate members.

The Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard provides a framework for IPC

New Zealand IPC, accreditation and certification programmes are underpinned by the Ngā Paerewa Health and Disability Services Standard NZS8134.3.1:2021.

Get in Touch

Want to join? A new practitioner needing support? Looking for information about IPCNC? Feel free to get in touch

Contact Us

Kaitiakitanga IPC guardians for the future

21–23 August 2024 Claudelands Events Centre Kirikiriroa Hamilton

Click here for more details.

May

02

IPCNC World Hand Hygiene Day Competition

ONLINE

Start: Thu 02 May 2024 - 00:00

End: Fri 10 May 2024 - 17:00

Tell us how you celebrated world hand hygiene day/week and go in the draw for entry to IPCNC conference in Hamilton 21st -23rd August 2024. Description of celebrations &/or pictures. Prize drawn on 13th May. Entries may be published.

July

03

Community Infection Control Study Day

DAY

Start: Wed 03 July 2024 - 09:00

End: Wed 03 July 2024 - 15:30

this day is intended for all staff working in a community health care setting.

August

21

2024 IPCNC Conference

CONFERENCE

Start: Wed 21 August 2024 - 08:00

End: Fri 23 August 2024 - 14:00

Kaitiakitanga IPC guardians for the future

November

17

ACIPC conference – Succession, Sustainability and the Advancement of IPC

CONFERENCE

Start: Sun 17 November 2024 - 00:00

End: Wed 20 November 2024 - 00:00

This conference is being held in Melbourne, Australia as well as virtually.