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Changes and Updates to the Scholarship and PDRP Funds

An online version of the application is available 1st June and is managed through the Cherwell portal. This is same portal through which the ICT and Payroll support requests are logged and managed. The application form can be accessed via the link below.

Online Application Form


The approval workflow is also managed electronically. Managers and additional approves will be sent an automated email asking them to approve or decline the application. This should improve current application processing times as it removes the need for physical applications to be sent across the organisation for signatures.

The relevant Nurse or Midwife Educator will approve Professional Development Pre Approvals in addition to the line manager.

Applicants will be able to access a history and details of their claims online.


Some resources have been developed to help you with the new application process. We hope this process is easy to use and speeds up the approval process. If you require any assistance or there are issues with the online form, please contact or call 80689

Scholarship and PDRP Funding

All HHS nurses and midwives can apply for up to $3,000 each year from the scholarship fund, pro rata, for professional development (PD) activities. Participation on the PDRP/QLP is necessary to access the funding.

All scholarship applications will be considered and prioritised within available funds and at the discretion of the Director of Nursing and Midwifery.

In addition to the scholarship fund all CCDHB nurses and midwives who actively participate on the PDRP/QLP receive funding entitlements for professional development. These entitlement amounts recognise attitude, skill and knowledge at the various PDRP levels.

For more information about the funding process and what is covered refer to the professional development funding framework for nurses and midwives.

Additional information:

Professional Development Funding Forms

Expense claim form is for use after your funding application has been approved.

Other Scholarships

Te Pou Postgraduate Study Funding for Mental Health Nurses

Skills Matter funding is used as part of a postgraduate pathway leading towards a postgraduate certificate or diploma, or a clinical masters degree that has clinical mental health and addiction nursing as its focus. In some cases, nurses who have completed a masters degree may be funded for additional study.

Visit the Te Pou website for more information

HWNZ Postgraduate Study Funding for Nurses

CCDHB works with Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and tertiary education providers to support registered nurses and across the district to study toward postgraduate qualifications.

Nurses can apply for papers that build towards a postgraduate qualification. HWNZ prioritise funding towards a qualification rather than stand alone papers i.e. Postgraduate Certificate (60 pts), Postgraduate Diploma (120 pt) or Master (180 and 240 pts).

Find out if you're eligible and how to apply.

Additional funding supports graduate nurses in their first year of practice via the Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme

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Last updated 8 April 2019.