nzparamedic.org supports the study of paramedicine through the provision of undergraduate and postgraduate degree scholarships. These scholarships are available to eligible paramedics and high school graduates throughout New Zealand. Tertiary education encourages critical thinking and provides a depth of knowledge not offered in previous ambulance training. Tertiary education is critically important given the increasingly complex and advanced skills that paramedics are expected to perform.
nzparamedic.org advances the research of pre-hospital care by supporting post-graduate paramedicine students to complete post-graduate study and undertake essential research in the ambulance field. Little pre-hospital research is currently being done in New Zealand. Research is critically important as it shapes clinical practice and ensures that the care being provided to patients is evidence based and consistent with international best practice
nzparamedic.org promotes paramedicine as a mainstream health career to high school graduates. The clinical capability of the, presently unregulated "profession" is undergoing significant change. Paramedic students have the potential to be the next agents of change in the professionalisation of the paramedic discipline and it is necessary to find the talent to deliver the following short and long range outcomes for the profession. Paramedic career promotion is vital to ensuring that intelligent, dynamic and dedicated people are delivering care to New Zealand communities into the future.