Postgraduate funding opportunities
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| The following provides current information on the HWNZ postgraduate funded programme.
This is an exciting and positive opportunity, offered to registered
nurses and midwives to pursue postgraduate education.
When applications are presented to clinical nurse and midwifery
managers, they must be accompanied by a career plan to ensure that the
study undertaken meets the health target of the Waikato DHB. Nurse and
midwifery managers, clinical nurse and midwifery managers and nurse and
midwifery educators will be involved in the application process.
Registered nurses who meet the criteria set by HWNZ, are eligible to apply for funding. The funding covers the cost of each paper, clinical release time and some travel and accommodation. Applications are submitted in October and are for the whole year.
Midwives are currently offered the Complex Care course as a postgraduate qualification, which is funded and administered through the DHB. The Clinical Midwifery Director and/or Midwife Educator will provide the necessary information. Please enquire from the NZCOM regarding closing dates for other postgraduate funding support.
Sections relating to HWNZ funding
Late applications are only considered on a case by case basis at the discretion of the DONM.
Priority framework for 2013 HWNZ funding
To establish transparency and equity in the HWNZ funding programme, the following priority funding framework has been developed. Ring fenced funding will only be allocated to the identified group: Primary and Rural
therefore no framework applies here.
- 4 October 2013 for internal applications
- 18 October 2013 for external applications
Within the hospital the following groups will receive priority:
All papers enrolled in must be offered through a Nursing School.
|Charge Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator positions
||To show the Waikato District Health Board support to those in nursing leadership and management positions, these applications will receive high priority consideration for HWNZ funding
|Those trainees already enrolled in the programme and working on postgraduate certificates, diplomas and masters qualifications
|Those working in the areas which meet the requirements of the health targets
||Diabetes, heart disease and stroke, severe mental illness and addiction, palliative care ,cancer and smoking related lung disease
- Aged care
- Maori health
- Pacific peoples health
- Primary health
- Rural health, mental health and addictions
|Nurse Practitioner pathway. Process for applying for nurse practitioner funding is considered on a individual basis. Please contact Sue Hayward Director of Nursing and Midwifery, if you are interested in following this pathway.
Postgraduate nursing and midwifery education support group
- Academic workshops – preparation for study, library skills, writing skills, research and literature search skills
- Mentoring support in your area of specialisation
- “Drop in” centre for immediate support at Percival Flats
- Opportunity to present your research in a safe and supportive environment
Cafe Chats are a support service offered to rural students by the Postgraduate Nurse Coordinator. This support service is offered through video conferencing to each of the rural areas. Dates are sent out each semester for this to occur.
|If you are external to the Waikato DHB and are requiring reimbursement for travel, accommodation and clinical release time, please forward an official GST invoice. All Waikato DHB staff will have their clinical release time paid directly to their cost centre.
|The attached career plan is a requirement of HWNZ and must be sighted by your CNM / Nurse manager when your application for funding is being signed off. The document is 15 pages long but the actual career plan is 4 pages only . You may want to consider this when printing it off.
This is the career plan in word format to enable you to complete on your computer and then print off.
|Reimbursement for travel and accommodation
This form is to be used by both Waikato DHB employees and those external to the DHB. Note: it is only used by those external to the DHB when they are not claiming for clinical release time.
|Tertiary programme study leave form
This form is used by Waikato DHB staff to apply for HWNZ funding. Information of where to send the form and the cut off date will be on the website.
|Tertiary programme application to study form - Primary
This form is for use by those who are NOT employed by the Waikato District Health Board to apply for HWNZ funding. The form must be signed by both the person applying for funding and also their manager. Information on when the application needs to be sent will be on the website.
|Checklist and glossary for HWNZ funding application
This checklist is designed to assist nurse managers and clinical nurse managers in making constructive decisions against the applications for study leave and HWNZ support.