Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP)

​​​​​​​PDRP Guidelines

Please note that as of 1st January 2019, no old guidelines will be accepted in a portfolio by the PDRP team. ​ Please use the links on the website for the new versions.

The CDHB PDRP team has moved to Manawa!

The CDHB Professional Development & Recognition Programme (PDRP) office is now located in Manawa, Level 5, 276 Antigua Street, Christchurch – the Health Education and Research Facility.

Please note the reception on Level 5 is for ARA purposes only.

If you are wanting to submit your portfolio, please use the PDRP Drop off box located on the 5th floor, to the right of the lifts. You do not need to drop your portfolio to us personally as we do acknowledge receipt of all portfolios dropped off at the box.  

If you have an appointment or if you need to meet with any of Nursing Workforce Development Team, please use the sign-in IPad at reception.

The PDRP Administrators can be contacted on extension 85502 or All other PDRP staff will be available by mobile phones.

This website contains all documents and information on the processes for nurses applying for the Professional Development and Recognition Programmes at the above organisations. Each organisation's PDRP Coordinator can answer questions specific to them and receives portfolio submissions from their nurses. You can go to a specific organisation's internet by clicking here.

For the most recent information on the programme follow the links on the left to learn about how the PDRP works, it's benefits and how to apply.​​



The Regional PDRP is made up of
the following New Zealand

  • Canterbury District Health Board

  • West Coast District Health Board

  • South Canterbury District Health

  • St George's Hospital

  • Nurse Maude

  • Pegasus Health

  • Nelson Marlborough District Health

  • Department of Corrections

  • Forte Health

  • Southern District Health Board

  • Laura Fergusson Trust

  • Intus Digestive and Colorectal Care

  • Rannerdale Veterans Care

  • Waipuna Hospice

  • ProCare

  • HealthCare NZ

  • Kaupapa Maori and Pacific NGO

  • Access

  • Oxford Women's Health

  • Ultimate Care Group​​​

  • Elmswood Retirement Village

Page last reviewed: 09 May 2019