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Registered Nurse Prescribing Development Grants

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Registered Nurse Prescribing development grants are a limited source of money set aside to provide financial support to Registered Nurses who wish to undertake additional training to become Registered Nurse Prescribers in Specialist and Primary Care Teams and Registered Nurses who wish to undertake additional training to pursue a Nurse Practitioner pathway. 


There is also a limited financial resource available to support Registered Nurse Prescribers and Nurse Practitioners to attend the Prescribing in Diabetes & Related Conditions meeting.

Eligibility criteria
  • Registered Nurses who have a focus in diabetes care
  • Nurse Practitioners who have a focus in providing diabetes care
  • Current financial member of NZSSD
Grant available and value
  • Two grants of $1,000 each are available per year to support a nurse undertaking a Registered Nurse Prescribing in Specialist and Primary Care Teams practicum
  • Two grants of $2,500 each are available per year to support a nurse undertaking a Nurse Practitioner practicum
  • Six grants of $500 each are available per year to support Registered Nurse Prescribers and Nurse Practitioners to attend the Prescribing in Diabetes & Related Conditions meeting held annually

Registered Nurse Prescribing Development Grant 1 - 2024

Award value: $1,000 Max. (GST excl.)

Applications open: 01 Apr 2024

Applications close: 07 Jun 2024

Grant 1: Registered Nurses, with a focus in diabetes care, working toward Registered Nurse Prescribing in Specialist and Primary Care Teams authorisation.


Applications for Semester 2 2024
  • Financial contribution to support tertiary education fees for prescribing practicum, costs associated with travel/accommodation to block courses, course required textbooks or cost for prescribing mentors’ time in situations where the nurse has been unable to apply for, not successful in securing full HWNZ funding or there is a short fall in available funding.
  • Priority will be given to Māori & Pacific health and rural areas.
  • Award value maximum $1,000.00.
Application requirements & Criteria check list

  • Financial member of NZSSD
  • Evidence of confirmation of approval to undertake prescribing practicum from employer/practice area
  • Evidence HWNZ funding declined/not available or allocated funding insufficient to cover all costs
  • Evidence applicant has enrolled & secured a place in a recognised NZ RN prescribing practicum paper
  • Identify if funding is being sourced from other avenues/funding streams If so, what source and to what value?
  • Applicant is residing and working in NZ
  • Overview from applicant providing an insight of employment, demographic & role/function within area of practice particularly around diabetes care provided
  • Applicant has been working in their intended area of prescribing for a minimum of three years full time equivalent as per Nurse Council of NZ requirements

Grant reviews and decisions

  • Awards will be considered at the NZSSD executive meeting following each cut-off date.  The executive meets the second week of each month.
  • Each applicant will be contacted via email by the NZSSD secretary shortly after the executive meeting with notification of the outcome of the application and to request account details for payment of the grant if successful.
  • Grant decisions made by the executive committee are final.

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Registered Nurse Prescribing Development Grant 3 - 2024

Award value: $500 Max. (GST excl.)

Applications open: 01 Feb 2024

Applications close: 30 Jun 2024

Grant 3: Financial support for Registered Nurse Prescribers and Nurse Practitioners to attend the Prescribing in Diabetes & Related Conditions meeting.


Prescribing Meeting 6th & 7th August 2024
  • Financial support toward costs of meeting registration, accommodation &/or travel
Application requirements & Criteria

  • Financial member of NZSSD
  • Registered Nurse Prescriber in Specialist and Primary Care Teams or a Nurse Practitioner
  • Overview from applicant providing an insight of employment, demographic & role/function within current area of practice, particularly around diabetes care provided
  • Applicant is residing and working in NZ

Grant reviews and decisions

  • Awards will be considered at the NZSSD executive meeting following each cut-off date.  The executive meets the second week of each month.
  • Each applicant will be contacted via email by the NZSSD secretary shortly after the executive meeting with notification of the outcome of the application and to request account details for payment of the grant if successful.
  • Grant decisions made by the executive committee are final.

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