Our mission is to work in partnership with fanau to achieve positive health outcomes by utilising culturally and ethically based professional
Vaka Atafaga Pacific Nursing Service (VAPNS) is recognised as a centre of excellence for shaping and influencing positive health and wellness outcomes for Pacific fanau.
As a service we foreground the needs of the fanau. We will demand excellence of ourselves in delivering services that make a difference to our tamamanu.
Our values are embedded in Pacific worldviews as expressed in the Tokelau concepts of `Inati’ and `Alofa ki te tamānu’. These are understood as values of:
The fair and equitable sharing of resources.
Compassion, and transparency.
Respectfulness, integrity, openness and honesty because the notion of Vā/relationship matters.
We will take an intelligent approach to actively innovate primary health nursing for Pacific fanau.