Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Six rural nurses win scholarships

Six rural nurses win scholarships

Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor is pleased to announce six rural nurses have been awarded Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (rural) scholarships.

A one-off package of $240,000 will be used to help the six registered nurses take one year off in 2004 to complete the necessary study to bring their qualifications up to nurse practitioner level, with prescribing competencies.

The nurses will receive $40,000 each towards their living expenses during their study leave.

"Nurse practitioners with prescribing competencies will make a valuable addition to the rural health workforce," says Mr O'Connor.

He says he is pleased that these six nurses, who had demonstrated their commitment to serving in a rural community, had been given the opportunity to take a break from their busy jobs to complete the nurse practitioner requirements.

The scholarships also recognised that nurses in rural areas can have difficulty accessing nursing programmes, he said.

The successful nurses are from Northland, Southland, the West Coast and Taranaki. Three are Maori nurses, working with a Maori community.

All six nurses were chosen by a selection panel made up of members of the Primary Health Care Nursing Expert Advisory Group, with additional rural members and nurse educators from around the country.

Applicants were judged on the overall strength of their application and evidence of their commitment to the nurse practitioner role.

Twelve nurses from the Waikato, Canterbury, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Tairawhiti, Auckland, Northland, South Canterbury, Otago and Lakes DHBs were unsuccessful when applying for primary health care nurse practitioner (rural) scholarships, but were awarded primary health care nursing postgraduate scholarships, which contribute to course fees and travel costs.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election