The successful candidates in the Nursing Council election are expected to be announced before Christmas.
Voting in the three-yearly election for the three Council members elected by the profession closed on September 1, but the announcement of the results has been delayed due to the change of government. The election results cannot be released until the Minister of Health approves the candidates.
The Nursing Council has been advised this week that the new Minister of Health, David Clark, is expected to approve the three successful candidates before Christmas.
Just over 10 per cent of eligible nurses voted in the election. There were 16 candidates for the three positions, including the current chair, deputy chair and a council member.