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Nau mai - Welcome

Welcome to your section to promote information for Primary, Community and Aged Residential Care nurses. Please send any information you want posted here to Professional.Development@ccdhb.org.nz

For professional development opportunities please use this booklet to go to the right place in our website for professional development.

We look forward to you contacting the Nursing and Midwifery Office (NAMO) team for additional information and support.

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Sheryl Hunt | Director of Nursing Primary and Community

Private Bag 7902 | Riddiford Street | Newtown 6242

Capital & Coast District Health Board | Ūpoko ki te uru hauora

M: 027 212 5137 | DDI (04) 806 2760 | Ext 82760

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ARC Pathway

Primary Nursing Framework



Aged and Residential Care Pathways


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.

December 2021

December 2020

February 2020

March 2019

May 2019

July 2017


Access to Library Supports

Lippincott Clinical Procedures Application

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is able to provide access to the Lippincott Procedures New Zealand instance to organisations in the primary health sector including aged residential care (ARC). 

The organisation applying for access to the Lippincott Clinical Procedures is responsible for how they use the information including how this impacts on the practice they are responsible for.

Please complete the Lippincott Clinical Procedures Application here to request access.




If you have any questions please email Lippinoctt@ccdhb.org.nz

Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of regularly updated evidence-based health care databases that can help clinicians and consumers make decisions about appropriate and effective health care. The Library brings together in one place research which looks at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.

Nursing and Midwifery News and Publications

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

Graduate Nurse Employment

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

PDRP 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

Primary and Community Professional Development Booklet

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.

PDRP Newsletter for Primary, Community and ARC

March 2019

August 2018

April 2018

March 2018


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 15 September 2022.