Nurse Practitioner

Nurse practitioner candidacy programme

The current NP Candidacy Programme successfully prepares candidates for the NP application process managed by the Nursing Council of NZ. Key to the RN transition to the NP scope of practice is the advancing clinical practice and practice leadership.

Nurse practitioner candidacy programme process

Nurse practitioner resources

Nurse practitioner fellowship

This fellowship is to support nurses registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand to complete and approved clinical master;s degree programme for the nurse practitioner scope of practice in the field of cardiovascular disease. It is required that the applicant has an undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline and at least 4 years experience in an area of practice. 

More information about eligibility and guidelines here

Advanced practice and nurse practitioner series

The Advanced Practice and Nurse Practitioner Information and Support Series welcomes all nurses interested in knowing more about topics related to advanced nursing practice and the Nurse Practitioner (NP) scope of practice.

The topics have relevance across the health care sector and interest nurses working in a range of roles and settings. Therefore people not involved in Nurse Practitioner development also come along.

Each month on the last Tuesday of the month, we gather to hear presenters and to discuss a range of topics that support nurses to understand the process of becoming a Nurse Practitioner and what this level of advanced practice means.


For more information and to receive regular invitations to the NP Information and Support Series, contact Helen Costello.

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Helen Costello
Associate Director of Nursing - Practice Development
DDI: 04 806 0513

2021 Advanced Practice and NP Series

27 April 2021

Nurse Practitioners: I yam what I yam. Defining the scope of the NP through my practice

Presented by:

  • Blair Bishop - Nurse Practitioner, Addictions Service, Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilites.

27 April 2021

End of Life Choice Act

Presented by:

  • Clare Prendergast - Deputy Registrar, Senior Legal Advisor, Te Kaunihera Tapuhi o Aotearoa, Nursing Council New Zealand

30 March 2021

Fake, Phonies and Clinical Trials - risk benefit assessment

Presented by:

  • Dr Chris Cameron, Senior Medical Officer, General Medicine and Pharmacology, CCDHB
More information on previous years' Advanced Practice & Nurse Practitioner Series here


Last updated 24 May 2021.