Offer scholarships for RNs to undertake Master's study leading to working in specialised areas

Offering funded scholarships for Registered Nurses to undertake postgraduate Master's studies in specialised areas such as primary care, aged residential care etc that leads to employment pathways in those areas. You will then  havea cohort of nurses with advanced clinical prctice knowledge, skills and experience that will align with the recommendations within the planned care 'restore and reset' report plus Te Pae Tata that wants comprehensive primary and community care teams within locality provider networks and the chronic health conditions foci

Why the contribution is important

Doing nothing is not an option. We need creative solutions for change that support advancement. Sadly HWNZ funding does not target many key priority areas

by JanA on November 03, 2022 at 02:50PM

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Average rating: 5.0
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  • Posted by CollegeofNursesAotearoa November 10, 2022 at 12:39

    Support for RNs to gain Masters qualification is a good idea. This could be built on to ensure that this study includes designated prescribing and will lead some to complete NP programmes
  • Posted by BrendanNg November 16, 2022 at 14:37

    More generally it seems odd that as a hospital doctor I get continuing medical education funding, yet this is only available in a very restricted manner for my nursing colleagues. Supporting nursing career advancement seems vital to improving the health sector
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