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Welcome to the home of the Nurse Practitioner and Enrolled Nurse Workforce Programmes

Our programmes help more Nurse Practitioners (NPs) and Enrolled Nurses (ENs) to deliver care in our communities where they are most needed.

NPs and ENs, with their different scopes of practice, deliver healthcare services that promote hauora (health and wellbeing) across our diverse communities in Aotearoa New Zealand. We need more of their skills and experience to focus on achieving health equity for Māori and Pacific peoples. Enabling the establishment of NP and EN roles offers considerable opportunity for the health sector to deliver integrated models of care that improve physical, mental, and community hauora.

Nurse practitioner training programme

Nurse Practitioner Training Programme (NPTP)

Are you a Nurse Practitioner (NP) trainee, or an employer with someone in your team who is one, who wants funding and support for your NP Training? Or are you an employer who would welcome the value an NP can bring to your team? Click here for more information. 

Nurse practitioner training programme

NPTP Application Form - 2023 intake

Click here for guidance and how to access our 2023 Nurse Practitioner Training Programme application form. We now have additional places available and two rounds of applications. The first round, for students already enrolled in a master’s programme with Auckland, Otago and Victoria universities, closed as previously advertised on 5 September 2022. The new and additional second round of applications is now open and closes on 31 October. This is for students from Massey, AUT, EIT Ara and Wintec who are ready and eligible to enter their final year of NP training.

What do NPs and ENs do

What do NPs and ENs do?

Find out more about what Nurse Practitioners and Enrolled Nurses do, and why they play an important role in delivering care for our communities.

Interested in a career as an NP or EN?

Interested in a career as an NP or EN?

Are you keen to explore a career as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Enrolled Nurse (EN) but not sure what’s needed or where to start? We’d love to kōrero with you! There are lots of different options we can talk through to help you on the NP or EN career pathway. Find out more about who we are and how to get in touch with us here.

NP and EN establishment programme

NP and EN establishment programme

Want funding and support to introduce a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Enrolled Nurse (EN) role into your health care team or community? Or would you like funding and support to be in that role? Find out more here.

News & Updates

News and updates

Find out the latest news and updates about the NPTP and Service Establishment programmes here.

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