Announcement for the 2023 NPTP

on 12 July

University of Auckland – University of Otago – Victoria University of Wellington 

We are pleased to advise that applications for the 2023 NPTP are now open, and will close on Monday, 5 September 2022. 

Details of the NPTP can be found on the following link, along with the national application form and eligibility for the Programme: 


The NPTP includes funding for: 

  • 60 postgraduate credits in final NP practicum course, prescribing practicum 
  • 500 hours supervised practice (with an NP or senior doctor), including a minimum of 80 hours in a secondary placement 
  • Release time for a minimum of 12 study days 
  • All students will experience clinical supervision by an NP either in their main or secondary placement 
  • Regular support and site visits from an NP academic mentor 
  • Discretionary funding for additional cultural, academic, and professional support 
  • Mentoring to complete NP portfolio, mock panel assessment, and registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

Priority areas for this funding include: 

  • Māori and Pacific NP students 
  • Mental health and addiction 
  • Rural and hard to reach communities 


Virtual Information Sessions: 

There will be two NPTP information sessions, with Nurse Practitioners from each University in attendance, to answer any questions that potential applicants or their employers might have. 

 July Friday 15 July: 12 – 1pm 

 August Monday, 1 August: 5-6 pm  

Follow this link to access the sessions: 

If you have any queries about the programme, please contact the university of your choice, or for University of Auckland enquiries, email


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