Registered nurse prescribing in community health

Community nurse prescribing programmes involve District Health Boards, or other regional or national health provider organisations. Community nurse prescribing programmes must use the Counties Manukau Health Recertification programme and seek approval from Nursing Council.

Regional health providers must have the capacity to manage the programme on an ongoing basis across their region. The programme is modelled on PDRPs (Professional development and recognition programmes) and would be appropriate for organisations with this infrastructure and a strong clinical governance framework for prescribing.

More information including standards for programmes and a Tool-kit for providers of Recertification programmes for Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health can be found in the link below.

Information for health provider organisations considering providing a recertification programme

Potential providers must meet the standards below:

Standards for recertification programmes for registered nurse prescribing in community health 2019 

Counties Manukau Health programme handbook and documents :

Toolkit for health provider organisations intending to provide Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health Recertification programmes

Counties Manukau Health Handbook for Registered Nurse Prescribing in Community Health Recertification Programme

Potential programme providers can contact Ana Shanks, Registrant Quality Manager at ana@nursingcouncil.org.nz for information about how to gain approval.