Pinnacle is a recertification programme provider partner for designated registered nurse prescribers in community health (RNPCH). Find out more about the programme and how to make an application.
The Midland Collaborative of five DHBs and eight PHOs within the Midland geographical area (including Pinnacle Midlands Health Network) have been approved by Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as a recertification programme provider. The Midland Collaborative is the first approved programme provider outside of the original Counties Manukau DHB pilot.
The recertification programme delivers education and training to prepare a registered nurse to safely manage care for normally healthy people presenting with common acute illness using a limited formulary approved for the community health setting.
The designated RNPCH recertification programme reflects a commitment to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori, Pasifika peoples and communities with health inequities; with associated responsibility in reducing inequity in health for our populations, and in provision of safe, quality healthcare services by professionals who are well trained and fit for purpose.
There are two main components of the Midland Collaborative designated RNPCH programme.
The next course will run for seven consecutive Wednesday evenings via Zoom 6-8.30pm, from 25 August – 6 October 2021.
Applications are now open and will close at 5pm, Wednesday 18 August 2021.
Future dates will be added here once confirmed.
It is preferable to commit to a course that allows attendance at all seven sessions, as these will be interactive. Under extenuating circumstances, upon notification to your nurse lead, arrangements will be made to assist you to catch up on a missed session.
You can also view the general information document (PDF) for participants, supervisors, and employers.
Applications are currently being received for the 25 August–6 October 2021 course and will close at 5pm, Wednesday 18 August.
For information such as how to apply, entry criteria, course costs and more please refer to the general information document (PDF). You can find these details from page 8 onwards.