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Nursing Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)

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PDRPs are a unique feature of New Zealand nursing that have existed here in a variety of forms for almost 20 years. PDRP’s have been defined as …
“Competence based programme that assesses nursing practice against competencies, recognizes level of practice and supports ongoing professional development.”(National Nursing Organisations, 2004, p24).
The MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) PDRP is accredited by NCNZ to meet the competency assessment component of the HPCA Act 2003. It is an organisational programme that recognises and rewards the valuable contributions of our nurses to patient care outcomes. It offers support for nurses to demonstrate their level of practice on Competent, Proficient, Expert or Accomplished levels, in addition to providing exemption from the Nursing Council of New Zealand's audit processes.

Handing in my Portfolio for assessment

Professional portfolios can be handed in on the first day of the month February through to November to the Nurse Coordinator-PDRP, Kahikatea, Community Village (Monday- Thursday 8- 4pm )

Documents available are:


Assessment tool for Assessors

FPDRP Information Book and Assessor Resource

PDRP Memos and Newsletters

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Self and Peer Assessment EN

Self and Peer Assessment RN

Self and Peer Assessment Senior Nurses

Templates and Tools

If you require any more information or would like additional documents please email Kathryn Fraser

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