A two day short course facilitated from one of Massey’s three campuses or for your organisation by negotiation

Professional supervision for nurses: Fostering critical reflection for advanced nursing practice – a short course facilitated by Catherine Cook, RN, PhD, M.Counselling


This interactive, practice-oriented course provides a ‘toolkit’, equipping nurses with a framework and key communication skills to facilitate professional supervision. The course draws from generic supervision models and is adapted to the specific challenges of the nursing profession.


Following participation in this course, you will be able to:

• Discuss the role of critical refl ection in supervision

• Explore the functions of supervision

• Demonstrate key communication skills that encourage

reflective practice

• Identify the scope, limitations and boundaries of the

supervisory role

• Identify the importance of Kaupapa Maori supervision

and cultural supervision

• Cultivate the optimum ‘climate’ for supervision

• Outline the significance of professional regulation to



Catherine Cook RN, PhD, M. Counselling

Catherine has a strong interest in the human factors in healthcare and the role of critical reflection in enhancing communication. She provides professional supervision to a range of health professionals as part of her consultancy work through Massey University. Her commitment to adult teaching and learning principles ensures that this short course provides an engaging and supportive environment full of practice opportunities.



For more information and to register your interest in this course, please contact:

Anne-Marie Ngan, Programme Coordinator, Professional Development. PaCE, Massey University

Email: a.m.ngan@massey.ac.nz, Ph: 0800 627 739 ext. 63184

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