Levels of PDRP

​​​​Beginner/Return to Nursing and NetP

This entry level programme is for new graduate nurses entering onto the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme (NeTP), Please find below the Nurse Entry to Practice Programme Guidelines or Nurses who have completed a Nursing Council approved Competency Assessment Programme (e.g. Return to Nursing Course).  At the end of these processes, the Nurse will complete a Competent Registered Nurse portfolio.

The Competent Registered Nurse

This is the entry level to the PDRP programme for those staff already in clinical practice. Some staff may choose to apply at Competent level due to working part time/casually or due to outside commitments. This level can be achieved through successful completion of:

  • NetP Programme (mandatory portfolio completion by end of programme)
  • Specialty Entry Mental Health Programme (mandatory portfolio completion by end of programme)

Or, after attending the following and then completion and successful assessment of your portfolio:

  • Acute Nursing Update Course
  • Mental Health Nursing induction
  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the client determines is culturally safe
  • Effectively applies knowledge and skills to practice
  • 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

Please find the Competent Guidelines below:

RN-Competent-Level-PDRP-Guidelines.doc

The Proficient Registered Nurse

A nurse achieving Proficient level will receive an allowance as long as he/she maintains the level of practice (see Interim Year Requirements). For organisational information on levels of practice payment, refer to your PDRP Coordinator or for CDHB staff refer to the CDHB PDRP intranet site.

  • Participates in changes in the practice setting that recognise and integrate the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and cultural safety
  • Has an holistic overview of the client and the practice context
  • Demonstrates autonomous and collaborative evidence based practice
  • Acts as a role model and a resource person for other nurses and health practitioners
  • Actively contributes to clinical learning for colleagues
  • Demonstrates leadership in the health care team
  • Participates in changes in the practice setting
  • Participates in quality improvements in the practice setting
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of the complex factors that contribute to client health outcomes

Please find below the RN Proficient Guidelines:

RN-Proficient-Level-PDRP-Guidelines.doc

The Expert Registered Nurse

A nurse achieving Expert/Accomplished level will receive an allowance as long as he/she maintains the level of practice (see Interim Year Requirements). For organisational information on levels of practice payment, refer to your PDRP Coordinator or for CDHB staff refer to the CDHB PDRP intranet site.

  • Guides others to implement culturally safe practice to clients and apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Engages in Post Graduate level education (or equivalent)
  • Contributes to specialty knowledge
  • Acts as a role model and leader
  • Demonstrates innovative practice
  • Is responsible for clinical learning/development of colleagues
  • Initiates and guides quality improvement activities
  • Initiates and guides changes in the practice setting
  • Is recognised as an expert in her/his area of practice
  • Influences at a service, professional or organisational level
  • Acts as an advocate in the promotion of nursing in the health care team
  • Delivers quality client care in unpredictable challenging situations
  • Is involved in resource decision making/strategic planning
  • Acts as leader for nursing work unit/facility

Please find below the RN Expert Guidelines:

RN-Expert-Level-PDRP-Guidelines.doc

The Proficient Enrolled Nurse

A nurse achieving Proficient level will receive an allowance as long as he/she maintains the level of practice (see Interim Year Requirements). For organisational information on levels of practice payment, refer to your PDRP Coordinator or for CDHB staff refer to the CDHB PDRP intranet site.

  • Develops partnerships with clients that implements Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the client determines is culturally safe
  • Utilises broad experiential knowledge to provide care
  • Contributes to the education of Enrolled Nurse/Nurse Assistant students, new graduate Nurse Assistants, care givers/healthcare assistants, competent and proficient
  • Enrolled Nurses Acts as a role model and leader to their Enrolled Nurse peers
  • Demonstrates increased knowledge and skills in a specific clinical area
  • Is involved in service, professional or organisational activities

Please find below the EN Proficient Guidelines

EN-Proficient-Level-PDRP-Guidelines.doc

The Accomplished Enrolled Nurse

A nurse achieving Expert/Accomplished level will receive an allowance as long as he/she maintains the level of practice (see Interim Year Requirements). For organisational information on levels of practice payment, refer to your PDRP Coordinator or for CDHB staff refer to the CDHB PDRP intranet site.

  • Develops partnerships with clients that implement Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a manner which the clients determine is culturally safe
  • Demonstrates advancing knowledge and skills in a specific clinical area within the EN/NA scope
  • 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 initiative
  • Acts as a role model and contributes to leadership activities.

Please find below the EN Accompished Guidelines

EN-Accomplished-Level-PDRP-Guidelines.doc

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Page last reviewed: 25 September 2013
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