Extra funding for NP training

Date published
3 Aug 2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced there will be 20 more Nurse Practitioner training places next year – hailed ‘ground breaking’ by NZRGPN Chair, Sharon Hansen.

The Government has committed to the extra spend of $846,000 for these additional training places.

Read NZRGPN's press release here.

145 nurse practitioners were registered by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as of the end of March 2015.  NPs are experienced nurses with a clinical Master’s degree who work in a range of settings from hospitals and aged care facilities to general practices.


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