Nurse Practitioners (NPs) are required to have completed a masters degree in nursing through a Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) approved pathway at an approved tertiary education provider. There are two funding streams for nurse practitioner training.
1. The Nurse Practitioner Training Programme (NPTP)
The NPTP is a national programme that includes the final year of preparation for NP registration funded by Te Whatu Ora. Nurse Practitioner training is provided through a coordinated programme between the partner universities. Nurses will apply to the programme of their choice from the approved providers to complete the NPTP.
You will be directed to the University of Auckland website. You can then select which university you wish to apply with in the form. Please ensure your application is fully completed, including selecting the university of your choice.
All applications are to be submitted to the University of Auckland to the via the online form by 4th September 2023.
2. Postgraduate Nursing Funding
Nurses may complete masters courses to register as NPs delivered through other tertiary education providers. Students attending these programmes are eligible to access Postgraduate Nursing Funding (Health Workforce Directorate funding) through their local district health board (DHB) under the direction of the Director of Nursing and their postgraduate education coordinator.
Non-NPTP applications for the UoW NP program close 17th November 2023.
For more information please contact:
Coordinator, Nurse Practitioner pathway
University of Waikato