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Are you considering Post-Graduate Study in 2022?

HW 2022 Applications OPEN first week of August 2021.

(closing Thursday 7th October 2021)

for a full application pack please contact kim.cheeseman@huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Find out more about:

  • The upcoming Roadshow
  • How and when to apply for HW Funding
  • What is HW Funding?
  • Career planning

HW Road Show

(Health Workforce)

Come and meet tertiary providers to discuss your PG study plans and see what's on offer for 2022

(Thursday 5th August 2021), Wairarapa DHB Lecture Room, Clinical Support Services Building

12 noon to 4.00pm.



For more information please contactPractice Development Unit, Wairarapa District Health Board







More about post-graduate study and HW Funding

Postgraduate Education

Postgraduate Education is a formal education programme within a university or approved tertiary provider. The education programme leads to completion of a qualification at Level 8 or 9 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters Degree. Postgraduate Education for nurses is encouraged and supported because it assists to:

· Develop expert practice and advanced practice roles

· Improve the delivery of nursing care by encouraging the application of evidence based practice

· Improve health outcomes

· Promote ongoing professional development for nurses

HW funded courses

Funding is made available through HW if you, and the course you want to do, meet certain criteria. This funding covers tuition fees, clinical mentoring and clinical release for nurses (trainees) to attend postgraduate nursing training programmes. HWNZ funding does not cover travel and accommodation costs for attending compulsory block course days

HW will only fund papers leading to a clinical nursing qualification i.e:

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Master of Nursing
  • Masters with Prescribing Practicum
  • Papers as part of Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Pathway (with evidence of service support)

HW eligibility Criteria

HW provide funding under the following criteria and require that you have these in order to be eligible.

Be registered as a nurse or a nurse practitioner under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003).
Hold a current annual practicing certificate (APC) with no restrictions on that APC that would negatively impact on your ability to participate in the programme.
Be currently employed as a registered nurse by a health service that is funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health from Vote Health.
Be a New Zealand citizen or hold a New Zealand residency permit as required by the New Zealand Immigration Service.
Have evidence of support by your current employer to meet the training requirements including having had discussion and/or sign off with your clinical nurse manager and nurse leader/line manager.
Is enrolled in a New Zealand Nursing Council recognized qualification at level 8 on the National Qualifications Framework such as Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Clinical Master degree.
Meet entry criteria required by the education provider.
Have undertaken personal practice development and have a career plan in place.
Supply a fully completed application form within the stated application timeframe.
You are not a concurrent recipient of scholarships or funding for the same papers that you are applying to HW for.

How do I apply?

Applications open the first week of August and close on 7th October. Application forms and other information documents are made available to you by emailing kim.cheeseman@huttvalleydhb.org.nzand she will email you an application pack

What can I do now?

Come to the HW Roadshow on Thursday 12th August and see what's on offer for post graduate study in 2022!
You will need to have, or be working towards, your competent (or higher) PDRP
You can start thinking about and developing a Career Plan - HW require that as part of the application process you have a career plan in place, so you do need to seriously consider this as part of the whole process.
If you have any questions contact members of the PDU team:

More information on Career Planning

HW expects that all nurses applying for funding to have a ‘robust’ career plan in place, this means you will need to submit a completed career plan with your application. Please click here to access HW Health Career Plan resource that will help you to work through a four step process to help you formulate your Career plan; knowing yourself, exploring possibilities, making choices and making it happen. If you have received funding in 2021, then you will need to submit a review of the career plan that you submitted in 2020 and provide an updated career plan.

    • Completing the career plan will also help you to think about matters such as:
    • Where you want your career to be in five years time?
    • What educational programme will fit in with your plans?
    • How you want your practice to grow?
    • How will the paper you are taking benefit your service as well as help meet your aspirations