Regional Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP)

 

Taranaki DHB Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)
The Professional Development Recognition Programme for Nurses (PDRP) is a professional development programme designed to recognise and reward nurses for their individual level of practice and their contribution to nursing.

This programme was developed in conjunction with Midlands Health. The PDRP assessment criteria has been developed to align with the national framework and integrate national evidential requirements along five different levels.

Nurses range from competent, proficient, expert practice and then designated senior nursing roles and PDRP helps all levels to complete an appropriate portfolio.

Graduate Nurses are expected to submit a competent Portfolio at the completion of the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NETP).

The approval criteria for HWNZ funding to undertake post graduate studies include the requirement to hold a current portfolio.

What are the benefits of participating in PDRP?

  • Nurses covered by NZNO Nurses MECA can receive financial rewards at Proficient, Accomplished/Expert Levels
  • You are exempt from NCNZ recertification audit
  • Senior nurse will be exempt from recertification audit.

Click here for answers to some of the most frequently asked PDRP questions.

Programme documents

Competent Enrolled Nurse

  • Under the direction of the RN, contributes to assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of nursing care
  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the client determines is culturally safe
  • Applies knowledge and skills to practice
  • Has developed experiential knowledge and incorporates evidence-based nursing
  • Is confident in familiar situations
  • Is able to manage and prioritise assigned client care/workload appropriately
  • Demonstrates increasing efficiency and effectiveness in practice
  • Responds appropriately in emergency situation.

EN Competent Workbook

Accomplished Enrolled Nurse

  • Demonstrates advancing knowledge and skills in a specific clinical area within the enrolled nurse scope
  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the clients determine is culturally safe
  • Contributes to the management of changing workloads
  • Gains support and respect of the health care team through sharing of knowledge and making a demonstrated positive contribution
  • Undertakes an additional responsibility within a clinical/quality team, e.g. resource nurse, health and safety representative, etc
  • Actively promotes understanding of legal and ethical issues
  • Contributes to quality improvements and change in practice initiatives
  • Acts as a role model and contributes to leadership activities

EN Accomplished Workbook

Proficient Enrolled Nurse

  • Utilises broad experiential and evidence-based knowledge to provide care
  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the client determines is culturally safe
  • Has an in-depth understanding of enrolled nurse practice
  • Contributes to the education and / or preceptorship of enrolled nurse students, new graduate EN, care givers/healthcare assistants, competent and proficient EN
  • Acts as a role model to their peers
  • Demonstrates increased knowledge and skills in a specific clinical area
  • Is involved in service, professional or organisational activities
  • Participates in change 

EN Proficient Workbook

Expert Registered Nurse

  • Is recognised as an expert and role model in her/his area of practice
  • Guides others to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ Treaty of Waitangi and to provide culturally safe care to clients
  • Engages in clinical learning for self and provides clinical learning opportunities for colleagues
  • Contributes to specialty knowledge and demonstrates innovative practice
  • Initiates and guides quality improvement activities and changes in the practice setting
  • Delivers quality client care in unpredictable challenging and/ or complex situations
  • Demonstrates successful leadership within a nursing team unit/facility
  • Advocates for the promotion and integrity of nursing within the health care team
  • Is involved in resource decision making/strategic planning
  • Influences at a service, professional or organisational level

RN Expert Workbook

Proficient Registered Nurse

  • Acts as a professional role model and a resource person for other nurses and the healthcare teams
  • highly competent in the clinical specialty using advanced nursing knowledge
  • Integrates the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi /Treaty of Waitangi and cultural safety and supports colleagues to do the same
  • Has an overview of the patient and demonstrates care that is integrated across tertiary, secondary and primary care settings
  • Demonstrates the use of evidence to guide practice
  • Actively contributes to clinical learning for colleagues  
  • Supports and guides the health care team in the  day to day delivery of healthcare
  • Participates in quality improvement projects and seeks to improve practice standards
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of the complex factors that contribute to patient health outcomes

RN Proficient Workbook

Competent Registered Nurse

  • Effectively applies knowledge and skills to practice
  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi  in a manner which the client determines is culturally safe
  • Has consolidated nursing knowledge in their practice setting
  • Has developed an holistic overview of the client
  • Is confident in familiar situations
  • Is able to manage and prioritise assigned client care/workload
  • Demonstrates increasing efficiency and effectiveness in practice
  • Is able to anticipate a likely outcome for the client with predictable health needs.
  • Is able to identify unpredictable situations, act appropriately and make appropriate referrals

RN Competent Workbook

Senior Nurse

  • Is recognised as an expert and role model in her/his area of practice
  • Guides others to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to provide culturally safe care to clients
  • Engages in clinical learning for self and provides clinical learning opportunities for colleagues
  • Contributes to specialty knowledge and demonstrates innovative practice
  • Initiates and guides quality improvement activities and changes in the practice setting
  • Delivers quality client care in unpredictable challenging and/ or complex situations
  • Demonstrates successful leadership within a nursing team unit/facility
  • Advocates for the promotion and integrity of nursing within the health care team
  • Is involved in resource decision making/strategic planning
  • Influences at a service, professional or organisational level

Senior Nurse Workbook

Nursing Council Documents

Enrolled Nurse Competence Assessment Form
Competencies for Enrolled Nurses

Transfers
If you would like to transfer your portfolio from another DHB please contact the PDRP coordinator.

Becoming an Assessor
After you have achieved your PDRP, you may wish to become an assessor. Assessors are trained to the NZ Qualifications Unit Standard 4098 which is a short paper based course through the Open Polytech. There is a moderation process to ensure consistency of assessor decisions. Applicants will require support from their line managers and PDRP coordinator.

Assessors need to have achieved or be working towards a proficient, expert portfolio or Designated Senior Portfolio.

More information
For additional information relating to the Nursing Council New Zealand competencies, direct and delegation, the Code of Conduct for Nurses and cultural support and the Treaty of Waitangi visit the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Contact Ronel.Marais@tdhb.org.nz for PDRP related inquiries or view our frequently asked PDRP questions.

 

Last updated: Monday, July 16, 2018

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