Plunket is committed to equipping our people and supporting them to succeed - and one of the ways we do this is through the Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP).

Plunket's PDRP is designed to:

  • Recognise, value and acknowledge the significant contribution Plunket nurses and health workers make in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for tamariki and whānau
  • Give a framework for nurses and health workers to develop their professional practice and support their career pathway
  • Provide assurance of Plunket’s commitment to health care excellence.

The knowledge and skills required in practice at the different PDRP levels are integrated into the Standards for Plunket Nurse Practice and Health Worker Standards of Practice.

Submitting for PDRP

As a Plunket nurse or health worker, here's all the information you need for submitting for PDRP. 

Handbooks

Your go-to document for all you need to know about PDRP at Plunket:

Te Mara Module

Please refer to the PDRP Te Mara module to guide your submission. Visit Te Mara here

What level are you submitting for?

Can I transfer my PDRP into Plunket?

If you're a nurse becoming employed by Plunket and you're on PDRP, you can apply to transfer your PDRP to Plunket.

Speak with your Plunket line-manager about this, and complete the Plunket PDRP transfer-in form and email it - along with a verified copy of your original PDRP certificate or confirmation letter - to the Plunket PDRP coordinator.

 

When can I submit for PDRP?

Nurses submitting for Competent and Senior Nurse can do so at any stage during the year. 

For health workers submitting for Proficient and Accomplished levels and nurses submitting for Proficient and Expert levels, there are three set timeframe during the year when you can submit. 

Portfolios
due by

Portfolio assessment
completed during 

Outcome
advised  

1 March March 31 March
1 June  June  30 June 
1 October  October  31 October 

Need help?

If you need help at any stage, please contact the PDRP Coordinator (PDRP@plunket.org.nz). 

Your line-manager or colleagues on PDRP may also be able to offer you some guidance and support. 

Submission for Competent Nurse 

These submissions are accepted at any time throughout the year. Please speak with your first-line manager about submitting for PDRP (e.g. Clinical Leader).

When your portfolio is ready to be assessed, you can email it to PDRP@plunket.org.nz.

PDRP submission for nurses completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Nursing (Well Child Tamariki Ora Child Tamariki Ora Strand):

If you are undertaking the PG Cert, you can submit to have your programme portfolio assessed for PDRP. Speak with your Plunket educator about that.

Submission for Proficient Nurse

These submissions are accepted at set times throughout the year (see table above). 

When your portfolio is ready to be assessed, the portfolio is emailed to the PDRP team at PDRP@plunket.org.nz.

Submission for Expert Nurse

These submissions are accepted at set times throughout the year (for dates see table above). When your portfolio is ready to be assessed, the portfolio is emailed to PDRP@plunket.org.nz.

Submission for Senior Nurse

These submissions are accepted at any time throughout the year. 

When the portfolio is ready to be assessed, the portfolio is emailed to PDRP@plunket.org.nz.

Health workers: Submitting for Proficient or Accomplished

These submissions are accepted at set times throughout the year (see table above). 

When the portfolio is ready to be assessed, the portfolio is emailed to PDRP@plunket.org.nz.

All the documents and forms you need as a health worker submitting for Proficient or Accomplished: