Hospitals & Services
This page has been set up to support Aged Residential Care (ARC) staff to access links relevant to the development and support of your staff.
Please utilise the links below to find the relevant information
Professional Development Recognition Programme
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.
PDRP requires a Memorandum of Understanding. Details for this can be found using the link above.
Post Graduate Nursing Education
Postgraduate nursing study is designed to prepare nurses to meet the challenges of a changing Canterbury healthcare environment and to provide enhancement of individual nursing practice. It is a commitment to both personal and professional development with a range of tertiary education providers to choose from. Refer to the link above for funding opportunities.
Gerontology Acceleration Programme (Nursing) - GAP
GAP is a 12-month nursing acceleration programme which provides extended learning and experience for nurses working with our gerontology population. This programme provides the opportunity for nurses to participate in clinical rotations through medical, rehabilitation and aged residential care facilites, in conjunction with postgraduate education to ehance their knowledge, skills and understanding of the older persons journey through the care continuum.
HealthLearn is a South Island online learning platform which provides significant numbers of courses that will support staff learning. The range of courses are diverse and cover extensive potential mandatory training options i.e. infection control, medication safety,
HealthLearn requires a Memorandum of Understanding. Details for this can be found using the link above.
Nurse Entry To Practice (NetP)
New Zealand's Nursing Entry to Practice Programme (NetP) enables nursing graduates to begin their careers well-supported, safe, skilled and confident in their clinical practice, equipped for further learning and professional development, meeting the needs of health and disability support service users and employers.
NetP requires a Memorandum of Understanding. Details for this can be found using the above NetP link
Nb. For more information around supporting your 'International New Graduate Nurse' please contact the Nurse Coordinator for ARC support, using the contact details below.
Education Opportunities - More information to come
Nurse Coordinator, ARC Support, Nursing Workforce Development
Phone: 021 195 9946