Return to Nursing Workforce Support Fund - Round 3 (RTN)

Closes 30 Jun 2023

Opened 12 Sep 2022

Overview

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Support for Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses to return to practice

The Return to Nursing Workforce Support fund aims to enhance the likelihood of Registered and Enrolled Nurses returning to the workforce by providing financial support to achieve current registration to practice in New Zealand.

This initiative is expected to encourage nurse re-entry to the workforce, which will grow the workforce to meet increased demand, support safe staffing, and improve access to care.

This fund supports Competency Assessment Programmes, individualised return to practice and orientation programmes, English language proficiency support, and other associated costs for nurses to return to practice.

How to apply

  • Applications must be submitted by the nurse applicants. Only one application per nurse applicant will be accepted

Before completing this form, please read the Application Guidance and complete all sections thoroughly and accurately. We are looking for up-to-date information, so please provide the most current information possible.

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Funding Levels

Please refer to the maximum funding amount for each funding element below. A maximum funding of $5,000 is available per nurse applicant.

Funding Element

Maximum Funding

CAP, individualised programme, or orientation  

$5,000

English language Proficiency test costs and/ or coaching 

$2,500

CGFNS application fee  

$485

Declaration of fitness/ Criminal record check 

$160

Application to Nursing Council for Registration  

$485

Other individual costs (e.g. childcare, transport, uniform)  

$5,000

 

What’s next

Funding applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Applications will be assessed for eligibility and how well the nurse applicant meets the prioritisation criteria.

Once applications are received, Te Whatu Ora's selection panel will make a decision based on a prioritisation framework. Applicants will  be notified via email of the outcome of their application after the selection committee meets each month.

If your application is successful, the information supplied as part of your application will form the basis of a funding agreement between Te Whatu Ora and applicant.

Audiences

  • Health sector

Interests

  • Workforce