Professional Nurse Advisor
New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Suzanne Rolls, MN, RN, has a Masters of Arts applied in nursing. She is a member of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). Suzanne is the NZNO's professional nursing adviser to the Perioperative Nurses College of New Zealand. This role enhances NZNO members' professional aspirations and advocates for improved health systems. Suzanne works locally with nurses in two regions: Wellington and Nelson, and Tasman and Marlbourgh areas. Suzanne's clinical background was in emergency nursing, critical care, and general medicine. Suzanne has completed a thesis titled "Exploring workplace violence in the Emergency Department: Are emergency nurses safe?". As a professional nursing adviser, Suzanne provides strategic leadership in a diverse work program, including guidance on progressing projects for perioperative nurses, making submissions to governmental departments and other agencies; as well as managing communication internally within NZNO and with external stakeholders. Through her years of experience as a professional nursing adviser, she has become very familiar with the evidence-based guidelines, MOH targets, HQ&SC guidelines, and professional issues affecting the nursing workforce. Suzanne regularly represents NZNO in discussions with governmental agencies or external stakeholders and has represented NZNO in the media. No conflict.