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Warm greetings and welcome to our Professional development and support one stop shop page for Primary Health, Community and aged Care residential page for Nursing.

This page will be a collective approach to keeping this page relevant and up to date.

It is an opportunity for you to send through any news/educational sessions, achievements and learning journeys to us. Professional.Development@ccdhb.org.nz

We look forward to supporting you on your nursing career pathways.


Luana Penese
Nurse Director Primary, Community & Aged Residential Care
Nursing & Midwifery | Capital & Coast
Mobile: +64 272125137

Theresa Fowler 
Nurse Director Older Persons, Primary and Community
Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley District
Mobile: +64 027 555 4766


ARC Pathway

ARC Strategic Documents

ARC Workforce Plan 2022 Regional Managers here: 

This plan has been socialised with all Regional Managers and many facility managers. SPP are supporting aspects of the plan within the current workforce crisis.


Primary Updates

Please send information you want included in these updates that are sent across the Primary and ARC sector twice a year. We want to celebrate your successes and share education you provide to others in the sector. Please have your say: Professional.Development@ccdhb.org.nz

Graduate Nurse Employment

How you can support graduate nurses into the health and disability workforce.

PDRD Workshops

RN / EN PDRP Workshops 

The PDRP Workshops support nurses to develop their portfolio and complete self-assessment against NCNZ competencies for each level of the PDRP.

PDRP Assessor Workshops

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

PDRP Assessor Update

This update will support nurses who have previously completed the Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) Assessor workshop to maintain PDRP assessment skills.

Preceptor Workshops

The one day workshop meets the National Framework 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.

Professional Development Opportunities

Health Workforce (HW) Postgraduate Funding

We are looking for more primary, community and aged & residential care RNs to study and lead. If you are interested in completing study towards a Postgraduate (PG) Certificate, PG Diploma and Master Degree you can find out more information about this funding on the Health Workforce Funding webpage.

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.


Last updated 29 March 2023.