Evaluation of new graduate nurse employment scheme (VLCA initiative).

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Ministry of Health
Evaluation, engagement, analysis

This project was to evaluate the implementation and impacts of one-off funding for new graduate nurses’ employment in Very Low Cost Access (VLCA) general practices that serves high needs populations (defined as Maori, Pacific or Quintile 5 populations). We used a formative mixed-methods approach that included a nationwide survey focusing on 48 practices across and within the initiative, including five site visits, an interview and analysis of practice-level data. The findings were used to support the next stage of of the initiative, with the final report providing a formal overall judgement of success, as well as informing future funding rounds.