Health Professional Learning & Development

This page contains links to helpful documents and websites for Whanganui health professionals.


Nursing Post Graduate Funding (HWNZ) Application 2018


Health Workforce New Zealand: Nursing Post Graduate Funding


Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) funding assists Registered Nurses undertaking postgraduate (level 8) Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) & New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved papers towards a formal postgraduate qualification.

Registered Nurses working in clinical practice in the Whanganui region (Primary Health Organisations, Whanganui District Health Board, Non Government Organisations and Aged Care Sector) are invited to apply for HWNZ funding for 2019.

Applications open on Monday 20 August and close 4.30 pm Friday 26 October 2018.


Applications are online only and can be accessed using the link below




For information on study options/pathways you are invited to attend the following roadshows:

    Massey University: 23 August from 1300 – 1600

    Victoria University: 03 September  from 1300 - 1600

    Venue: Centre for Patient Safety Meeting Room (in the tunnel)

For further information please contact Margaret Gosnell, HWNZ Programme Coordinator on ext: 8164 or email:


Please note:  The application form is now electronic and all applicable sections must be completed. Incomplete forms will be returned and this may delay the application process.  Forms may be sent to the HWNZ coordinator by email or in hard copy.  A link to the form will be available on the intranet and WDHB web page from Monday August 20.

PDRP Portal

Click here for the shared
The Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) is a clinically focused competency-based programme for nurses. It is a national programme, endorsed by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

Capital & Coast (CCDHB), MidCentral (MDHB) and Whanganui (WDHB) District Health Boards have aligned their PDRPs to meet the required frameworks with all information now accessible through a shared portal.