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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.


Policy - NZCPHCN Endorsement of Education Application Form


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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

Dr Mike Allan

Dr Graeme Webster - Ear, Nose and throat disease in PHC

Rose Stewart - Hang ten for contraception. What's new at the impact zone?

Rebecca Zonneveld - Youth health skills

Blair Bishop & Rachel Campbell - Screening for substance use disorders in the PHC setting

Chai Chuah - Integration - A challenge and opportunity

Mia Carroll - Chronic Care and Advanced Care Planning

Heather Robertson - Surfing the onshore wind: The impact of implementing the primary health care strategy on nursing when the wind is spoiling the waves 

Anne Brinkman - Is it time for a patient Code of Conduct?

Sian Munson - Cloaked in invisibilty - Lesbian experiences of health care in New Zealand

Karen McCabe - HazDrink: Hazardous drinking in youth - A public health nurses approach

Carmel Gregan-Ford - The detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease in primary practice

Chris Wilson and Angela Clark - The benefits of surfing the top of the wave NZNO style

Janette Medforth - Hanging Ten for Liver Health

Elizabeth Pillay - Mana Kidz - School communities as a locus for a new nurse-led model of care

Celia Reid, Karenanne Thomas, Jackie Sutton, Juliet Scott and David White - Family violence intervention screening in primary care

Laurie Mahoney - Intimate Partner Violence: The importance of screening in primary health care and HazDrink: Hazardous drink in youth - a public health nurse approach 

Grace Wong - Going down the barrel: Nurses respond to patient's voices

Suzette Poole & Ashley Koning - Supporting people with mental health and addiction problems

Dr Jill Clendon & Dr Leonie Walker - Models of Care: What are they and what difference do they make to my work as a primary health care nurse

Karry Durning - Lodestone - A nurse owned business providing lifestyle intervention service in rural Waikato

Jill Jansen - Alphabet soup

Suzette Poole - Equally well: Working collaboratively to improve the physical health of people with mental health and addiction problems: the role of nurses working in primary care

Jennifer Hayward - Sexual Health

Helen Gibbs - Don't "eat it" when talking food and nutrition - the value of one day of training on nutrition and diet for staff working in primary care

Donna Provoost - From child poverty to child wellbeing - how can you make a difference?

Billy Graham - Keynote/motivational speaker

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NZCPHCN 2014 Conference Presentations

Dr Robin Youngson - How Health Professionals can transform themselves and Why compassionate care is better for parties and health professionals

Ros Pochin - Cancer Survivorship and The Patients Journey

Lieutenant Colonel Lee Turner - A Personal Journey

Dr Robin Gauld - NZ Primary  Healthcare and Health System Change

Annette Milligan - Taking the Conference back into Practice

Therese Connell Meehan - The virtue of friendship and Careful Nursing

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Other Resources

NZNO Research

Morgan - TrueBlue Model of collaborative care using practice nurses as case managers for depression (PDF, 492KB)

NZNO Research Section

NZNO Research


NZNO Library

Kai Tiaki Nursing Journal

NZ Nursing Research Database

Health Workforce NZ

NZ Institute of Community Health Care

Health Improvement & Innovation Resource Centre

Critical Appraisal Tools

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