Find out more about education providers and funding.
Health Workforce Directorate (HWD) funding for postgraduate nursing study is available to support workforce development based on population needs. DHBs are provided with funding from HWD to support nurses undertaking postgraduate education which prepares them to meet the challenges of a changing healthcare environment and provide enhancement of individual nursing practice. Information regarding eligibility, funding, and the application process can be found on the relevant Midlands region DHB's websites below. Note that each DHB has a different application due date.
Waikato DHB - applications for semester 1 and 2 of 2022 close on Friday 17 September 2021.
Lakes DHB - applications for semesters 1 and 2 of 2022 open Monday 6 September 2021 and close Wednesday 3 November 2021. Lakes DHB nurses need to be registered with Ko Awatea LEARN to access the application form - find info about how to register here on our website.
Taranaki DHB - applications for semester 1 and 2 of 2022 open Monday 13 September 2021 and close Thursday 28 October 2021 (4pm).
Hauora Tairāwhiti DHB - awaiting 2022 details.
Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō is Tomorrow's Clinical Leaders, which is designed to offer Māori nurses and midwives the opportunity to participate in a Māori clinical leadership programme.
The programme aims to:
The 8-day clinical leadership training programme consists of four 2-day wānanga spread over a 4-month period. Participants must be able to attend all of the four wānanga. There will be two cohorts in 2021.
For participants to be eligible for the programme, they shall:
Most of the programme costs are covered, including:
The costs that you and your organisation need to cover include:
For full details and to enrol visit the Digital Indigenous website, a link can be found in the files and links section below.
National Mātanga Tapuhi Nurse Practitioner Training Programme (NPTP) 2022 applications are now open.
The Ministry of Health funds the NPTP as a national programme. Three university providers - the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, and Victoria University of Wellington - will be delivering the NPTP across New Zealand. As this is a national programme, there is a coordinated application process.
The NPTP offers a one-year practicum programme which is taken as the final step in a Masters degree. People who have already completed their Master's programme, including the pre-requisite courses to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registration as a nurse practitioner may also apply.
There is funding to support this programme.
To support our equity focus, additional funding is available to facilitate the participation of Māori and Pacific nurses to become nurse practitioners.
Prospective NP students must complete the online application form.
This will include providing the required supporting documents, including a signed employer declaration of support. The forms are available on the application website.
Please ensure that any nurses who wish to apply do so before the closing date of Friday, 10 September 2021.
The Universities encourage candidates to apply for regular funding for study through HWD as usual alongside this funding application for the NP training programme, due to limited places available.
Please direct any questions to: Sandra Oster, course director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be two NPTP information sessions, with Nurse Practitioners from each University in attendance, to answer any questions that potential applicants or their employers might have.
The session links will be available online, closer to the date of the session.
If you have any queries about the programme, please contact the university of your choice, or for University of Auckland enquiries email email@example.com.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are required to have completed a master’s degree in nursing through a Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) approved pathway at an approved tertiary education provider.
There are two funding streams for nurse practitioner training:
Nurses may complete master’s courses to register as NPs delivered through other tertiary education providers. Students attending these programmes are eligible to access Post Graduate Nursing Funding (Health Workforce Directorate funding) through their local district health board (DHB) under the direction of the Director of Nursing and their postgraduate education coordinator.
All master’s programmes that meet the requirements for registration as a NP have to meet the standards required by the NCNZ.
The introduction of a nationwide NPTP does not change the opportunity for nurses to complete their final year practicum courses through their existing tertiary education provider.
This diploma pathway is offered by a number of providers. Please see the links below for more information.
12 week course suitable for all registered nurses. Offered semester 1 and semester 2 in Hamilton with 3 days face to face workshops and additional on-line learning. It is possible to Zoom into the workshops, but we would encourage you to discuss this with the Wintec tutors.
This module is delivered in partnership with the Waikato Diabetes Service. It is designed to provide registered health professionals with the skill and knowledge required to provide regular care, self-management support and education to those people at risk, or with diabetes. The course content is based on the National Diabetes Nurses Knowledge and Skills Framework (2018) and is aimed at all nurses.
Funding is available for Pinnacle practice nurses to cover the course fees. Email Kathy Knight, Diabetes Clinical Specialist, for an application form for funding, or phone 027 642 5846 to discuss the course.
This is only available in Semester 1, 2021 with six on- campus study days during this semester. This course enables registered nurses to advance their knowledge and skills in diabetes nursing practice. Participants will explore issues in the clinical management of diabetes using theoretical and evidence-based perspectives.
Postgraduate nursing papers and courses are available at a number of tertiary organisations. Nurses who are considering study can find out what is available using the links to providers at the base of this page.