- Health Workforce Information Programme - Nursing Projections Project
- Postgraduate Nursing Training Funding
- Nursing Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) system
- Nursing Entry to Practice
- Nursing Training Programme Specifications
- Nursing Training Guidelines
- Māori Support
- Pacific Peoples Support
- Related publications
Health Workforce Information Programme - Nursing Projections Project
This project is a national level initiative undertaking a series of forecasting and modelling exercises on the nursing workforce in New Zealand to provide a robust basis for workforce planning. Read more information about the project on the District Health Boards New Zealand website (Health Workforce Information Programme - Nursing Projections Project).
1. Current Status of the National Regulated Nursing Workforce
2. Rural Nursing Workforce Report
Rural nursing is the delivery of nursing services by the regulated nursing workforce to rural communities and areas. The Rural Nursing Workforce Report is the first nursing subspeciality report in a series of seven reports as part of the Health Workforce Information Programme (HWIP) Nursing Projections Project. This report provides rural nursing workforce projections that describe the balance of rural nursing workforce supply compared to demand 20 years into the future.
3. Perioperative, Neonatal and Critical Care Nursing Workforce Reports
These reports were commissioned from the Health Workforce Information Programme to forecast the perioperative, neonatal and critical care nursing workforces to 2030. The reports comprehensively explored the Nursing Council of New Zealand's Annual Practicing Certificate and workforce survey data and establish a good baseline for what these nursing workforces, in total, looks like. The reports consider key workforce questions such as nursing workforce barriers, the drivers of future nursing sub-specialities labour demand and the indicative shape of future services.
- Perioperative Nursing Workforce (PDF, 1.95MB)
- Neonatal Nursing Workforce (PDF, 668.08KB)
- Critical Care Nursing Workforce (PDF, 1.19MB)
Postgraduate Nursing Training Funding
DHBs have responsibility for identifying and prioritising funding for postgraduate training needs for all registered nurses within their district who are employed by health and disability services funded by the DHB or Ministry of Health.
For more information:
- contact the Director of Nursing for the DHB you work in or
- view the HWNZ Postgraduate Training specification or
- HWNZ Co-ordinators Toolkit Postgraduate Nursing Education Funding (Word, 162.5KB)
- Portfolio Analysis: Postgraduate Nursing funding 2007-2008
HWNZ is working with the Chief Nurse’s Office to implement a new system to match new graduate nurses with first year jobs. The nursing ACE system enables graduates to apply online to multiple district health boards (DHBs) using one application.
The demonstration phase of the ACE system undertaken in 2012 has been completed. DHB CEOs and Directors of Nursing have now agreed to implement the ACE system for a further two years with two recruitment rounds to be run each year.
Some enhancements will be made to the ACE system in response to feedback received during the demonstration phase and HWNZ will also fund an evaluation of the system.
The demonstration phase of the ACE system has provided valuable information that can be used to strengthen recruitment for graduate nurses and retention of existing staff.
For more information see:
Nursing Entry to Practice
The NETP programme is a supported first year of practice programme for newly registered nurses.
HWNZ and the Office of the Chief Nurse have been currently working with the DHB Directors of Nursing and aged care nurse leaders to create a strengthened Nursing Entrance to Practice programme for the aged residential care sector.
For more information about NETP see:
- Growing Our Own - An Evaluation of Nurse Entry to Practice programmes in New Zealand 2006-2009 (PDF,1.84 MB)
- Portfolio Analysis: Nursing Entry to Practice 2006-2008
- DHB Shared Services website
- NETP specification
Nursing Training Programme Specifications
The following Nursing Training Programme Specifications are provided on the Specifications page:
- 2/B46 Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme Specification - for programmes commencing 01 January 2011
- 1/B46 Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) Programme Specification
- 1/B57 HWNZ Postgraduate Nursing Specification
- 1/B51 Specification For Nursing Entry To Practice (NETP) Expansion Programme
Nursing Training Guidelines
Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) provides funding for training programmes to facilitate development of a health and disability workforce to meet the future requirements of health and disability services in New Zealand. HWNZ has standardised contracting arrangements across all training programmes.
Māori and Pacific Peoples Support
Funding is available to provide cultural supervision/mentoring to support Māori and Pacific Peoples registered nurses to complete the HWNZ funded training programme.
- View the Integrated Māori Support Funding Policy.
- View the Integrated Pacific Peoples Support Funding Policy