Post Graduate Education | Northland DHB

Post Graduate Education

Post Graduate Nursing Coordinator

The Nurse Coordinator Post Graduate Education is available throughout the year for advice and assistance with planning your postgraduate pathway.
Assistance is also available to help with any enrollment difficulties and with claiming of allocated funds at the end of each semester.

To contact the nurse coordinator email:

About Post Graduate Funding

Funding is provided for postgraduate nursing qualifications as part of government strategies to increase the knowledge and skill of the health workforce and improve health outcomes for all New Zealanders.


To be eligible for HWNZ Postgraduate Nursing Training funding each trainee shall:

  • be registered as a nurse or a nurse practitioner under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003)
  • hold a current annual practising certificate (APC) with no restrictions on that APC that would negatively impact on their 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 conferred by the New Zealand Immigration Service
  • have evidence of support by their current employer to meet the training requirements
  • meet the entry criteria required by the education provider.

See below links for information about Post Graduate specifications and prioritisation:

How to Apply
Applications are open from 01 September to 15 October and funding is for the entire year following the application.

Before you complete your application below please have the following information on hand:

- Annual Practising Certificate Number
- Academic history
- Academic plan
- Career plan
- List of qualifications

Click on links below to access relevant information:

Late applications will be placed on a waitlist and may be provided with funding at a later date due to withdrawals from study programmes.

Please Note: Semester One funding is allocated in December and Semester Two is allocated in April every year. 
Funding is allocated using the prioritization criteria and specifications, semester by semester and is not guaranteed for the whole academic pathway.

Next Step:

Please complete the University Admission Process (this can take a long time), please enrol in your course when applications are open (do not wait for funding to do this). 

Whangarei Academic Clinics

One on one support offered from Auckland University with Dr Ann McKillop.
Please email for an appointment.

Whangarei Academic Road Show

Mid to Far North Nurses please email  for a V/C or phone appointment.

Date Location Time
10 September 2019 - Whangarei Hospital, 4th floor meeting
- The University of Auckland
- Massey University

Mahitahi Hauora PHO Academic Road Show    
Date Location Time
6 Aug 2019  Location Manaia Health PHO, 28 Rust Ave, Whangarei  1700-1830
Expenses Claim Process

PG Ed Claim Forms

Māori and Pacific Support

NDHB Māori/Pacific HWNZ Support Funding

Maori Pacific Support Supervision/Mentor

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