HWNZ Funding for Postgraduate Study
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) provides leadership, co-ordination and oversight of planning and development of the workforce across New Zealand's health and disability sector. The main aim of HWNZ is to develop a fit-for-purpose health sector workforce that can work across a range of settings and/or specialties, and develop expanded roles and scopes of practice to make better use of existing workforces (HWNZ draft Investment Plan Prioritisation Criteria, 2011).
HWNZ works in partnership with employers, training providers, professional bodies, the business units of the National Health Board and the Ministry of Health to develop and manage the purchase of post entry clinical training for New Zealand health professionals.
South Canterbury DHB enters into a contractual agreement with Health Workforce New Zealand Investment and Purchasing Arm each year for access to funding allocated for postgraduate nursing and midwifery education.
The funding assists South Canterbury DHB to develop the registered nurse nurse and midwifery workforce in provider arm and non-provider arm health care according to planned needs, in response to government priorities, national health policy, and the local annual plan.
Further information regarding eligibility and funding is available from HWNZ website under nursing or midwifery specifications.
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