PDRP Assessor Information

​​​A prerequisite for anyone wishing to become an assessor is that they must already have successfully completed their portfolio at proficient or expert/ accomplished level. The only exemption from this would be nurses in senior nursing positions such as NE's or CNS's. These nurses should be currently working on their portfolios demonstrating their competency to NCNZ using the competency indicators for nurses involved in management, education, research and policy. These are found within the RN Competent Senior Nursing guidelines.​​

Requirements and Responsibilities of an Assessor

  • To complete a minimum of 8 portfolios per year.

  • To ensure confidentiality is maintained throughout and after completion of assessment process and that portfolios are kept in a secure and private area during the assessment process.

  • To promote and enhance the PDRP and its processes.

  • To develop and maintain current knowledge of relevant issues, trends and practices relating to the PDRP.

  • To attend PDRP assessor meetings and updates.

  • To complete the Open Polytechnic 4098 Workplace Assessor course.

  • To attain and maintain minimum Proficient level on PDRP for Registered and Enrolled Nurses. Senior Nursing assessors (eg. CNE) will attain and maintain Competent level reflecting the competencies required for nurses involved in management, education, policy and research as well as meeting the requirements of position description.

Selection Criteria

  • Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Midwives recognised for their knowledge, expertise and sound clinical knowledge base.

  • Commitment to the PDRP.

  • Respect and credibility from their peers/colleagues.

  • Commitment to their own education and professional development.

Nomination Process

  • A nomination form (find below) is completed by a colleague or peer. Nominee agrees with the nomination and completes their portion. Nursing/ Midwifery Line Manager/Professional Advisor signs the nomination form and agrees to facilitating the assessors release as required.

  • PDRP Coordinator completes a reference check for qualities of confidentiality, professional development and service support for time spent assessing.

  • Nominations are reviewed by Nurse Manager - Nursing Workforce Development.  


Current Assessor Training

Assessors are expected to attend one update day a year.

The training sessions for 2018:

  • ​12 April
  • 5 September

New Assessor Training

The training sessions for 2018:​

  • ​27 - 28 June

To become a PDRP assessor, it is necessary to be nominated. Please see above to find the nomination packages.

Assessor Feedback Forms

The following assessor feedback forms are available for assessors wishing to complete assessments online:

To download word files: Right-mouse click on the word document link, Select "Save target as" OR "Save link as" in the right-click menu, and then Click the "Save" button to download the document to your computer.

Competent RN Assessors Comments and Feedback.doc 

Proficient RN Assessors Comments-and Feedback.doc

Expert RN Assessors Comments and Feedback.doc

Competent EN Assessors Comments and Feedback.doc


Accomplished EN Assessors Comments and Feedback.doc

Designated Senior Nurse Comments and Feedback 1.docx

Assessor Moderation Form Templates

RN moderation form.doc

EN moderation form.doc

PDRP Assessor Further Evidence Template 

Please find following the Assessor further evidence template:

Assessor Template for Further Evidence.doc

PDRP Assessing Days

Please find below the scheduled assessing days.

All assessors, please advise the PDRP ofiice the days you wish to assess.


  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 8
  • March 22
  • April 5
  • April 19
  • May 3
  • May 24
  • June 7
  • July 5
  • July 19
  • August 9
  • September 6
  • September 20
  • October 8
  • October 18
  • November 8
  • November 22
  • December 6
  • December 13

​Please email pdrp@cdhb.health.nz to book into the assessing days.

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Page last reviewed: 29 January 2018
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