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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, however pre-approval can be given while you work towards and complete your PDRP/QLP requirements.

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

The Scholarship and PDRP funding application form is now online. It can be accessed at the link below and will replace the printable forms currently in use. From 1 July 2018 only online applications will be accepted. 

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 28 March 2018.