To be part of the first Indigenous Nurses Conference held at Eden Park , Auckland, was incredibly inspiring and very thought provoking.
‘Freed to care and proud to nurse’ is the NZ Nurses Organisation motto.
It is thanks to NZNO,Te Runganga o Aotearoa, Maori Nurses group for ‘Our Health, Our Taonga’ hui, (Our Health, Our Treasure) conference at Te Mahurehure Marae in Auckland.
A call for all nurses to work collaboratively and be the change we want to see in the world’ said Kerri Nuku, Kaiwhakahaere.
The NZNO has set a pioneering global example by establishing a joint leadership partnership between Maori, the people of the land and non Maori of New Zealand.
Susan Luck, co founder of The Integrative Nurse Coach® programme in the States joined us on the Sunday and was incredibly humbled by the experience.
We look forward to becoming greater change agents in our world to create better pathways of health that acknowledge the whole.
Thank you for the vision towards the first International Indigenous Nurses Conference in 2015.
As Co-Founder of the International Nurse Coach Association for over a decade, Susan has been teaching and developing coaching program and currently through the Integrative Nurse Coach® Academy. She is Board Certified in Health and Wellness Coaching, Holistic Nursing, and Clinical Nutrition. Susan has authored several chapters on Nutrition and Environmental Health for Holistic Nursing, Integrative Nursing, and Nurse Leadership textbooks. She has co-authored Nurse Coaching and Self-Assessment chapters in; Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, 7th edition (2015-2020) and is co-author of the award winning book (ANA Gold Seal, 2015) Nurse Coaching: Integrative Approaches for Health and Wellbeing (2015) and The Art and Science of Nurse Coaching, an ANA Publication (2013), that led the way to establishing the standards for practice in the emerging Nurse Coach role. For the past 20 years, she has been the Nurse Coach and Nutrition consultant for Special Immunology Services at Mercy Hospital in Miami and is currently the Director of Nurse Coaching at Rezilir Health in Hollywood, Florida. Susan continues to integrate lifestyle health and wellness education into diverse communities, bringing her expertise and passion as a nurse, clinical nutritionist, and medical anthropologist. She has developed and implemented integrative health initiatives for diverse community organizations including the Yellow Courtyard, Integrative Health Symposium, Urban Zen, New York Open Center, The Lower East Side Girls Club, Kripalu, Omega Institute, and the University of Miami and Florida Atlantic University. As a concerned global citizen, Susan is the founder and education director of the Earthrose Institute, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental health education and advocacy. She maintains a private practice as an Integrative Nurse Coach® with a focus on nutrition and the environment.