How to apply for Equivalency

​Please either utilise the equivalency template or type up a letter using the information within the template. Please note, it is required to either have line management or professional leader validation before commencing the application. Please include evidence of this support in your application.


Forward your application to the CDHB PDRP Administrator who will forward your application on to the Equivalency Committee The Equivalency Committee meets up 4 times/year to consider applications.

The dates for 2013 are set for:

  • Wednesday 20 February (applications must be received by Monday 11 February)
  • Tuesday 28 May (applications must be received by Friday 17th May)
  • Thursday 29 August (applications must be received by Tuesday 20 August)
  • Wednesday 20 November (applications must be received by Monday 11 November)      

Please forward your application prior to this date, at least one week before the committee meets (this is so the committee have a chance to read through all applications prior to meeting). There will a maximum of 6 application considered for equivalency each quarter. You will be notified that your application has been received and that it is being considered.

Members on the committee will include:

  • Director of Nursing Representative
  • Regional partnering organisation representative
  • Senior nurse nominated by the regional DoN group who is an assessor and has obtained a Masters Degree
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Page last reviewed: 25 September 2013
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