Health Professional Learning & Development

This page contains links to helpful documents and websites for Whanganui health professionals.

PDRP Portal

The Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) is a clinically focused competency-based programme for nurses. It is a national programme, endorsed by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

Capital & Coast, MidCentral and Whanganui District Health Boards have aligned their PDRPs to meet the required frameworks with all information now accessible through a shared portal.


Health Work Force New Zealand: Nursing Post Graduate Funding 2022


Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) funding assists Registered Nurses undertaking postgraduate (level 8) Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) & New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) approved papers towards a formal postgraduate qualification. Registered Nurses working in clinical practice in the Whanganui region (Primary Health Organisations, Whanganui District Health Board, Non Government Organisations and Aged Care Sector) are invited to apply for HWNZ funding for 2022.


Applications will open on Monday 23rd of August 2021 and close on Friday 22nd October 2021.


Please ensure you have read the requirements before you begin the application.

Use the link below to complete your application or scan the QR code on the posters around the hospital.  


Links to the supporting documents are below






For more information on study options/pathways, you are invited to attend the roadshows listed below.


Massey University: 25 August from 1300 – 1600

Victoria University: 26 August from 1300  - 1600

Venue: Te Whare Toi – education centre, entrance opposite the discharge lounge in the lobby of the first floor


For further information please contact Sarah Pathak, on ext. 8987 / 06 348 8987 or email:


Please note: The application form is electronic, and all applicable sections must be completed with supporting documents sent, for the application to be considered.



For further information please contact Sarah Pathak, on ext. 8987 / 06 348 8987 or email:


Massey University Postgraduate Nursing Information

Postgraduate Nursing brochure

Postgraduate Nursing 2021 course offerings

Nurse Practitioner final year 2021

Massey University Postgraduate Nursing Presentation



PDRP Portal 

Education Booklet 2021 (PDF) 

Health Workforce New Zealand Priority Framework 2021