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6 July 2016

By Angela Gruar

The impact of Skills Matter

Handover | Issue 35 – July 2016 This year Te Pou is supporting 313 students across the NESP nursing, NESP allied mental health and addiction, clinical leadership in nursing practice, co-existing mental health and substance use, infant child and youth, and cognitive behavioural therapy programmes.


26 May 2016

Moe Aoelua, teen mum to straight-A student

Four years ago, Moefilifilia (Moe) Aoelua was a 21-year-old mother of two without high school qualifications. Now she is a new graduate on the Skills Matter new entry to specialist practice: mental health and addiction nursing programme and is already making a big impression with her employers.


10 May 2016

By Te Pou

Paying it forward

David Taylor completed a two-year post graduate certificate in health science (Infant, Child and Youth) with the University of Auckland as part of the Skills Matter programme in 2015 and was so enthusiastic about it we just had to write a profile on his journey.


21 April 2016

By Te Pou

NGO nurse takes on the Skills Matter NESP programme - and wins!

NGO nurses can access Skills Matter funding, but they face some different challenges from their DHB counterparts. Trudy George shares her experience of the NESP nursing programme.


5 June 2015

By Te Pou

The importance of workplace support for study success

Workplace support can help people complete post graduate study and put their learning into practice, as highlighted in recent Skills Matter evaluation findings.


19 May 2015

By Te Pou

How far we've come: celebrating 20 years of NESP

On 12 March 2015 a celebration of 20 years of Whitireia Community Polytechnic’s New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) – mental health and addiction nursing programme was held at the Ratonga-Rua-O-Porirua campus in Porirua.