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 Workforce New Zealand: Nursing Post Graduate Funding 2021

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 2021.



Open on Monday 24 August and close 4.30 pm Friday 23 October 2020.


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

Use this link to complete your application:


For information on study options/pathways you are invited to attend the following roadshows:


Victoria University: 26 August from 1300 - 1600

Massey University: 28 August from 1230 – 1600  or use links below for post grad study options at Massey

Venue: Te Whare Toi, entrance opposite the transit lounge in the lobby of floor one


For further information please contact Margaret Gosnell, on ext. 8164 / 06 348 3164 or email: or Sarah Pathak, on ext. 8987 / 06 348 8987 or email:


Please note: The application form is electronic only and all applicable sections must be completed. Incomplete forms will be returned, and this may delay the application process. A link to the form will be available on the intranet and WDHB web page from Monday August 24.


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 2020 (PDF, 2MB) 

Health Workforce New Zealand Priority Framework 2021