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ACDN Professional Development Grants

The Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses (ACDN) has established professional development grants to assist nurses to attend or participate in events related to diabetes nursing that will further their knowledge base in their current field of work, i.e. workshops, conferences, study days, seminars, postgraduate study. The grants can also be used to cover the cost of the Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses accreditation application.

Closing dates

Professional Development Grant applications are considered twice yearly, and must be submitted on the ACDN Professional Develpment Grant Application form before the closing date of each round, i.e. 1600hrs on either February 28th or July 31st.  

Amounts available

Up to $6,000 per annum (two rounds of up to $3,000) may be allocated for scholarships/grants at the discretion of the ACDN National Exective Committee. The maximum scholarship/grant will be $750.00 per person or $100.00 towards an accreditation application. 

How to apply

Professional Development Grant applications must be submitted on the NZNO Aotearoa College of Diabetes Nurses Professional Development Grant Application Form.


  1. Complete the ACDN Professional Development Application form or alternatively Get the application form on the NZNO Scholarships and Grants page

  2. When you have completed your application please email it to

Download ACDN Professional Development Application form pdf. 

Download ACDN Professional Development Application form doc. 

Health Workforce NZ Grants

Are you looking to pursue Postgraduate study? Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) funding is available through Te Whatu Ora. Search your local Te Whatu Ora website for the HWFNZ funding process. There will be a different HWFNZ contact for every region. 


Grant enquiries

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If you have any questions about professional development grants please use the form above or email

The information on this ACDN site is aimed at Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners working in the field of diabetes in New Zealand and members of NZNO. As such, members of the public accessing this website who are not qualified health professionals, should be aware that any information contained here is not meant to replace your relationship with your healthcare provider(s) – please seek assistance from an appropriately qualified medical professional should you have any concerns regarding diabetes or any other health issue.