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Career Planning

Attention Nurses

Health Workforce New Zealand Funding (HWNZ) 2018

Seeking HWNZ funding for study in 2018? A career conversation is required. These conversations support career planning and prioritised workforce development in line with CCDHB's priorities.

Do the following 3 things:

1. Attend a HWNZ roadshow (attend any roadshow that is convenient)

14 August - 2.30 to 3.30pm Level 12, WSB, Easthope Foyer

16 August - 2.30 to 5.15pm Kenepuru Education Centre

24 August - 3.00 to 3.30pm at ARC Providers meeting Kenepuru Education Centre

7 September - 6.00 to 6.30pm at College of PHC nurses meeting, Kenepuru Education Centre

2. Go to the HWNZ postgraduate study funding page to find out about the funding process, application criteria, what the funding covers and what you need to to do apply.

3. Career planning enables the following to be discussed:

  • Where you work and your current level on the PDRP
  • What papers you have already and what you with to study
  • Whether your current role requires this level of education
  • What your future career aspirations are
  • Alignment of your plan with the Regional Servies Plan & CCDHB Nursing & Midwifery Priorities and Action Plan (2017-2021)

Usually career planning occurs with your Manager and Educator. To assist this process, the DONM Office would like to discuss your career plan with you.


Make an appointment for a career conversation with one of the following people and bring:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Professional Development and Career Plan
  • Your PDRP portfolio

If you are studying beyond a PG diploma contact -

For all others -,, or

Participation on a PDRP is required for funding

Picture of the 2018 HWNZ funding information flyer  Download a copy of the 2018 HWNZ funding roadshow flyer

Career pathways

These pathways show the scope and stages of role development for nurses, from pre-registration through to Nurse Practitioner or advanced enrolled nursing practices:

Professional development career planning

The Ministry of Health and CCDHB require all health professionals and staff to have a career plan in place. A career Plan reflects your values, choices, goals, actions and its part of your professional development.

The Career Planning Guide will take you through the career planning process and how to develop a career plan.

Use the Professional Development and Career Plan (PDCP) to record your goals and action plan. The Professional Development and Career Plan replaces the former Professional Development Plan and is used across the central region by nursing professionals.

The Midwifery Performance Appraisal and Development form is used for midwives to record their goals and action plan. This document is used across the 6 DHBs of the central region.

Last updated 8 May 2019.