Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)

​​​​The Regional PDRP is made up of the following New Zealand  organisations:  

  • Canterbury District Health Board

  • West Coast District Health Board

  • South Canterbury District Health Board

  • St George's Hospital

  • Nurse Maude

  • Pegasus

  • Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

  • Department of Corrections

  • Forte Health

  • Southern District Health Board

  • Laura Fergusson Trust

  • Intus Digestive and Colorectal Care

  • Rannerdale Veterans Care

  • Waipuna Hospice

  • ProCare

  • HealthCare NZ

  • Kaupapa Maori and Pacific NGO Collective

  • Access

  • Oxford Women's Health

  • Ultimate Care Group


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This website contains all documents and information on the processes for nurses applying for the Professional Development and Recognition Programmes at the above organisations. Each organisation's PDRP coordinator can answer questions specific to them and receives portfolio submissions from their nurses. You can go to a specific organisation's internet by clicking here.

For the most recent information on the programme follow the links on the left to learn about how the PDRP works, it's benefits and how to apply.​​

Advisory Committee

The purpose of the committee and its representatives.

Appeals Process

Find out information about the appeals process.

Forms & Templates

View a list of PDRP forms and templates, including peer review forms, peformance review forms, evidence of professional...

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the PDRP frequently asked questions

Important Dates

Important dates in the PDRP calendar.

Interim Year Requirements

Although all levels of PDRP are valid for three years from the first date of approval, procedures apply to verify that the...


PDRP news and newsletters.

Overview of the PDRP

The Professional Development and Recognition Programme has been developed to promote and reward nursing expertise.

Partnering Organisations

Information about partnering organisations including links and contact details.

PDRP Assessor Information

Information about how to become a PDRP Assessor, the requirements and responsibilities, selectio process and nomination process.

PDRP Policy

Read the PDRP policy document.

Postgraduate Education Equivalence

Our regional PDRP advisory committee has established an educational equivalence committee.

The PDRP Application Process

The PDRP assessment process is intended to be a positive experience, a time when each applicant's contribution to nursing...


Information about transfers including the transfer application package.

Useful Links

A list of useful PDRP links.

Page last reviewed: 24 May 2017
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