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 (RN) to safely manage care for normally healthy people presenting with common acute illness using a limited formulary approved for the community health setting.
The 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.
The registered nurse will have access to Ko Awatea to complete six online learning modules supported by a seven-week online zoom series with presentations from Matanga Tapuhi from across the collaborative network. This is followed by clinical supervision supplied in your place of employment and the building of a clinical portfolio with will be submitted to the Nursing Council upon completion. The time span for this course is a maximum of 1 year.
There are two main components of the Midland Collaborative designated RNPCH programme.
The annual RNPCH course will begin on Wednesday 17 August 2022, with 7 consecutive weekly Zoom presentations. There will also be a recommended optional pre-education session on Wednesday 10 August. All of these sessions are via Zoom and links will be sent to participants upon registration in the RNPCH programme. Full course requirements are found in the documentation below.
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.