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Welcome to registered nurses in primary and community practice

Kia ora

Welcome to the section with information for Primary and Community nurses. Please be in contact if you require any additional information from myself or my colleagues.

Ngā mihi nui,


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Emma Hickson | Director of Nursing – Primary & Community

Capital & Coast District Health Board | Upoko Ki te Uru Hauora

Private Bag 7902 | Riddiford Street | Newtown 6242

DDI (04) 806 2760 | Ext 82760 |

Mobile 027 294 9743


Primary Updates

July 2017

Click here to download Primary Update PDF

Nursing and midwifery news and publications

Read news relating to nursing and midwifery at Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) here

Enrolled Nurse PDRP Workshops

This workshop will support enrolled nurses to meet the requirements at any level on the Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP).

Communication and Conflict Resolution (Anne Evans-Murray)

Effective communication is as important for us as individuals, health professionals and team members as it is for the people in our care. This seminar supports building confidence and resilience in the workplace, with a focus on developing self-awareness, self-care and skills to manage criticism, difficult situations and workplace bullying.

Competent RN PDRP workshops

This workshop will support registered nurses to meet the requirements at competent level on the Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)

PDRP assessor workshops

This workshop is for nurses and managers who complete PDRP portfolio assessments.

Preceptor workshops 2018

The one day workshop meets the National Frame work requirements for precepting graduate nurses and is run collaboratively with Hutt Valley District Health Board. The workshop integrates theory and practice and enables nurses to confidently fulfil their preceptor role through clinical teaching and assessment within their own area of practice.

Respiratory and Cardiac Nursing Skills (Anne Evans-Murray)

This two day seminar focuses on respiratory and cardiac nursing skills. Comprehensive assessment and management is covered including: the normal, assessing the abnormal, a range of conditions and pharmacology with clinical reasoning underpinning Anne’s excellent teaching.

Anne Evans-Murray is a leading Australasian nurse presenter known for her expert delivery of enjoyable presentations that ensure participants not only understand and retain the practice knowledge covered but will enjoy the experience.

PDRP Newsletter for Primary, Community and ARC

March 2018


Click below to Download August 2017 PDRP Matters Newsletter

July 2017

Click here to download Primary Update PDF

Intravenous cannulation and drug administration

This section has information and resources for Primary and Community Nurses wishing to gain or maintain intravenous cannulation and drug administration skills/competencies: 

Registered Nurse Prescribing

Framework for Registered Nurse Prescribing in the Capital and Coast District Health Board.

The overarching intent of the CCDHB framework is to support organisations, i.e. the District Health Board (DHB) and Primary Health Organisations (PHO) with clinical governance structures to support consistent development of RN prescribers.

Find out how to develop systems to support nurses and prescribing mentors for prescribing supervision, consultation and case review.


Last updated 29 March 2019.