Child and youth nurses go places with Dr Seuss

May 1, 2021

Dr Seuss Enterprises has given the NZNO College of Child and Youth Nurses permission to use imagery from the famous book Oh The Places You’ll Go! and its te reo Māori translation Nōu te Ao, e Hika! to promote their symposium, after a nurse went straight to the top.

Cover of Dr Seuss bookAfter the committee discussed basing the theme of their September event on the children’s book, Christchurch nurse educator Emma Densem searched online and emailed the president of Dr Seuss Enterprises, Susan Brandt, to ask permission.


An assistant quickly responded, granting permission for the college to use the theme and images from the book for its symposium in Christchurch on September 24, Nōu te Ao, e Hika e!: Oh, the places you’ll go – Empowering Nurses for a healthy future.


Densem said she was surprised and delighted with the result, which would inject some fun into the day. “We wanted something positive for nurses after all the challenges we’ve had over the past year.”

Speakers so far include poet and GP Glenn Colquhoun on how the health system can better serve young people, and Ministry of Health Well Child Tamariki Ora (WCTO) principal clinical adviser Alison Hussey on reviewing the WCTO framework.

Abstract submissions are welcome by May 31 to [email protected].