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  • Primary Health Care Nursing Standards of Practice 2019: The purpose of the Aotearoa New Zealand Primary Health Care Nursing Standards of Practice is to support primary health care nurses by clearly articulating what is expected in the specialty and outlining a career pathway in primary health care nursing. This document is specifically focused on the registered nurse workforce. 
  • Consumer Satisfaction with General Practice Nurses © 2012: This material is copyrighted to the New Zealand College of Primary Health Care Nurses (NZCPHCN), New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO). Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study, research, criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright Act, no part of this publication may be reproduced by any process, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form without the written permission of the Chief Executive of the NZNO, PO Box 2128, Wellington 6140

​The result is a programme that illustrates the continuum of learning required to develop from a generalist nurse to a level two nurse within the specialty practice area of District Nursing.


Nursing Training Funding from Health Workforce NZ

Health Workforce New Zealand and the Ministry of Health support and fund a number of training initiatives, which include those below.

Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP)

The NETP programme provides funding for new nursing graduates in their first year of practice. The expected outcome of participating in the programme is that trainees meet the criteria to achieve competency Level Two on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme.

Postgraduate nursing training

Health Workforce New Zealand invests in postgraduate training. This investment also supports some registered nurses to qualify as prescribers.

To find out more about either the NETP or Postgraduate nursing training funding use the link below. It will take you to the Nursing section of the Investment and Purchasing page on the Ministry of Health website.

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District Nursing Services Report

Led by members of the College this report identifies 65 separate district nursing services. The services offer a wide range of home, clinic and community based health care services in areas including; governance, leadership, clinical outcomes, information sharing and advancing their scope of practice.

Te Rākau o te Uru Kahikatea/ Public Health Nurses Skills and Knowledge Framework 2017

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Past Conference Presentations

NZCPHCN 2017 Symposium Presentations

NZCPHCN 2016 Symposia Presentations

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NZCPHCN 2015 Conference Presentations

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NZCPHCN 2014 Conference Presentations

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Other Resources

Critical Appraisal Tools and

Health Improvement & Innovation Resource Centre

Health Workforce NZ

Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal

NZ Institute of Community Health Care

NZNO Library and

NZNO Research

Morgan - TrueBlue Model of collaborative care using practice nurses as case managers for depression and

NZ Nursing Research Database

NZNO Research Section

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