Regional Professional Development and Recognition Programme
PDRP Assessor Information
A prerequisite for anyone wishing to become an assessor is that they must
already have successfully completed their portfolio at proficient or expert/
accomplished level. The only exemption from this would be nurses in senior
nursing positions such as NE’s or CNS’s. These nurses should be currently
working on their portfolios demonstrating their competency to NCNZ using the
competency indicators for nurses involved in management, education, research and
policy. These are found within the RN Competent Senior Nursing guidelines.
Responsibilities of an assessor
- To complete a minimum of 8 portfolios per year.
- To ensure confidentiality is maintained throughout and after completion
of assessment process and that portfolios are kept in a secure and private
area during the assessment process.
- To promote and enhance the PDRP and its processes.
- To develop and maintain current knowledge of relevant issues, trends and
practices relating to the PDRP.
- To attend PDRP assessor meetings and updates.
- To complete the Open Polytechnic 4098 workplace assessor course
- To attain and maintain minimum Proficient level on PDRP for Registered
and Enrolled Nurses. Senior Nursing assessors (eg. CNE) will attain and
maintain Competent level reflecting the competencies required for nurses
involved in management, education, policy and research as well as meeting
the requirements of position description.
- Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Midwives recognised for their
knowledge, expertise and sound clinical knowledge base.
- Commitment to the PDRP.
- Respect and credibility from their peers/colleagues.
- Commitment to their own education and professional development.
Nomination form is filled out by a colleague or peer. Nominee agrees
with the nomination and completes their portion. Nursing/ Midwifery Line
Manager/Professional Advisor signs the nomination form and agrees to
facilitating the assessors release as required.
- PDRP Coordinator completes a reference check for qualities of
confidentiality, professional development and service support for time spent
- Nominations are reviewed by Nurse Coordinator PDRP.
Current Assessor Training
Assessors are expected to attend one update day a year - click
New Assessor Training
We are holding two New Assessor Training Courses in 2013. Dates
schedules are April 10 & 11 and August 8 & 9. To become a PDRP
assessor, it is necessary to be nominated. Please click
here to find the
Assessor Feedback Forms
The following assessor feedback forms are available for assessors wishing to
complete assessments on computer:
Please use the new assessing forms below:
Competent RN Assessor comments and feedback form
Proficient RN Assessor comments and feedback form
Expert RN Assessor comments and feedback form
Competent EN Assessor Comments and Feedback form
Accomplished EN Assessor Comments and Feedback form
Proficient EN Assessor Comments and Feedback form
PDRP Assessing Days