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

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.

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 600 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.

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POSTPONED The 2021 Conference will now be held June 14 to 17 June 2022

POSTPONED The Infection Prevention and Control Nurses College (IPCNC) Conference 2021 is now to be held at the Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, NZ, 15-17 June 2022. Infection Prevention and Control is exciting work. We are in a time dynamic and unpredictable global change. We welcome you to join other inspired IPC personnel and renowned experts for the benefit of all.

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Upcoming Courses and Events

Wednesday,June 15, 2022

Bi annual conference of the IPC Nurses College NZNO