The New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes: Funding opportunities to support the professional development of nurses with a focus on diabetes care.
Four awards are available:
1) Registered nurses who have a focus on diabetes care, working towards RN prescribing authorisation – Total of four grants per year, two each semester, once only application per person.
2) Nurse practitioner candidates who have a focus on diabetes care to support tertiary fees, practicum training costs, and professional supervision – One grant available per year, once only application per person
3) Contribution to formal professional supervision costs for nurse practitioner candidates – Two grants per year, once only application per person.
4) Support to attend Diabetes Nurse Prescribing Meeting – Three grants per year.
General application criteria for each award:
· Must be a fully paid-up member of NZSSD for at least two years.
· Full support from the applicant’s department and organisation/employer must be evident for all options.
· Priority will be given to Maori health and rural areas.
· Applicants must be residing and working in New Zealand.
Award details and specific application criteria in addition to the above:
1) Registered Nurses who have a focus on diabetes care, working towards RN prescribing authorisation
Supporting tertiary education fees for prescribing practicum where the nurse has been unable to apply for HWNZ funding or have been declined ~ $2500.00
The NZSSD may consider on a case-by-case basis providing funding for the second prescribing mentor to provide remote mentorship if one cannot be found locally.
- Hold an undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline.
- Provide evidence of the confirmation of approval to undertake prescribing practicum from employer/practice setting
- Provide evidence of the decline of HWNZ funding
: For semester 2 2022: June 10th
and for semester 1 2023:
2) Nurse practitioner candidates who have a focus on diabetes care
a) Supporting tertiary education fees for Nurse Practitioner Training Programme where the nurse has been unable to apply for HWNZ funding or has been declined ~ $2500.00
b) Funding of $5000 per year to assist with development for Nurse Practitioner practicum training requirements to cover:
· Secondary placement costs
· Professional supervision
· Release time from the position
Nurse practitioner candidate applicants must provide evidence of the following:
- The nurse must have at least 4 years' experience in an area of practice relevant to diabetes.
- Acceptance into one of the Master of Nursing programmes accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a pathway leading to registration in the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.
- Written agreement from a prescribing health professional such as a Nurse Practitioner or Medical Provider, to provide one-to-one clinical supervision.
- Written support from the employer indicating support for the student to enrol in the Nurse Practitioner training programme, release for clinical supervision time.
- Evidence of decline of HWNZ funding.
Applications close December 9th,
3) *Contribution to formal professional supervision costs for Nurse Practitioner Candidates – Two grants per year as stand-alone grant
Professional supervision fees for $500 as a contribution towards costs.
Nurse Practitioner Candidate applicants must provide evidence of the following:
At least 4 years experience in an area of practice relevant to diabetes.
Acceptance into one of the Master of Nursing programmes accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a pathway leading to registration in the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.
Letter of agreement/contract from Professional Supervisor with details of planned frequency and costs.Applications close 9th December 2022
4) Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners who have a focus on diabetes care:
Funding for nurses to attend prescribing study days - a set amount per meeting/once per year to a maximum of $500. Three grants are available per year.Applications close 9th December 2022
All award applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee/panel appointed by NZSSD, and their decisions are final.