Hayley, who graduated from Otago Polytechnic in 2017, was selected for a Nursing Now Scholarship for new graduates.

She will represent nurses from the Western Pacific region at the 72nd Session of the World Health Assembly from 20-28 May.

Nursing Now is a three-year initiative launched by the International Council of Nurses to raise awareness of the importance of nursing on a global scale.

Speaking from Christchurch, where she works in a dual role that has a strong focus on Māori primary healthcare, Hayley says the Nursing Now Scholarship is a great learning opportunity.

The scholarship involves a four-day conference immediately before the WHO Assembly that includes workshops with a range of primary healthcare experts.

“I’m really looking forward to discussing our approaches to nursing and comparing that with how others do things.

“We have also been invited to sit in on the full WHO Assembly for three days. So, all up, I’m in Geneva for seven days.”


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