Nurse Practitioner Transition Programme

The funding for the NP Transition Programme has been allocated from the EN/NP Workforce Programme, funded through Te Whatu Ora, to support the transition of newly registered NPs into primary health care settings.

A key requirement of this funding is for NPs to deliver holistic models of primary health care that substantively include mental health and addiction, with the explicit purpose of increasing access to services and improving health outcomes and health equity.

The intent of the funding is to ensure newly registered NPs have the time and opportunity to be well oriented and integrated into practice. International evidence, and our own experience in Aotearoa, tells us this first year of practice is crucial for the successful establishment of the NP, improves job satisfaction, quality of care, and enables NPs to work autonomously optimising the NP scope of practice. The transition placement provides time for the transition NP to adapt to their new role and scope of practice, consolidate newly acquired skills and accountabilities, and enable the development of their vision for NP practice.

Please ensure you read the Programme Information in full before applying.


Applications are encouraged from all those working in broadly defined areas of primary health care. Prioritisation of applications will include the following:

  1. Māori & Pacific NPs
  2. Māori and Pacific health providers
  3. Rural health
  4. Health providers working with other priority populations
  5. Mental health and addiction services in the community
  6. Aged residential care
  7. Primary health care, community health

The Details

Applications will close on Tuesday, 31 October at 5pm.

Should we need more information, one of the team will contact you to arrange a time to discuss your application.

How to Apply

Click here to go to the application form.

Please ensure you have read the Programme Information in full before applying.