The PDRP assessment process is intended to be a positive experience, a time when each applicant’s contribution to nursing practice and professional development is recognised and celebrated. Interested nurses should read the criteria for each level carefully and decide at what level they can currently demonstrate achievement.
It may take up to three months to prepare your application, depending on how much evidence you already have gathered in your portfolio. PDRP workshops and individual support are available e-mail the NDHB PDRP resource person PDRP&QLP@northlanddhb.org.nz.
To download word files to your computer:
| Registered Nurse
||Designated Senior Nurse
|Competent||Direct Client Care||Competent|
|Peer Assessment||Direct Client Care Assessment||Peer Assessment|
|Equivalence Template||All other DSN Roles Peer Assessment|
|Quality Template||Equivalence Template|
|Education Planner (lesson plan)||Quality Template|
|Education Feedback Form||Education Feedback Form|
All documents to be typed, area's expand to accommodate evidence.
A description of levels are available within the documents. Select the level of PDRP you are working towards and download.
The assessment process should be completed within 8 weeks of receipt of the application. PDRP Assessors may contact the applicant for further details or clarification during the assessment. Should further evidence be required, this timeframe may be extended up to 4 weeks. PDRP Assessors, after seeking permission from the applicant, may consult with appropriate clinical staff in relation to area specific clinical issues and will document accordingly. Feedback will be formally documented as "assessor's comments" on the evidence sheet returned with the portfolio to the applicant.
If the assessor deems the applicant has met the criteria for the set level, the portfolio is given to the Nurse Coordinator - PDRP and he/she will email a letter of completion to the applicant directly. This letter along with a certificate showing the level achieved and expiration date (three years after the application date) will be included within your PDRP.
If, at the end of the assessment process, the nurse has not yet met the criteria for the level being applied for, there are three options:
After you have achieved your PDRP, you may wish to become an assessor. Contact your PDRP nurse coordinator for further information.
Assessor application form