Registered Nurse Prescribing in the Community (RNPCH) – latest information

30 Oct 2019

Following the successful pilot in Counties Manukau DHB, a proposal for a Midland region-wide rollout is being prepared by Michelle Rohleder (HPHO), Lin Marriott (Workforce Development Manager/WDHB) and Hilde Mullins (Nurse Lead/Pinnacle MHN) for submission to NCNZ, hopefully before Christmas in time for NCNZ panel consideration in February or March 2020. This is dependent on gathering all the info required to meet the criteria. The earliest date for this programme to be available for nurses interested in applying is mid to late 2020. Michelle Rohleder will keep our practice partners updated on progress and any queries should be directed to her michelle.rohleder@haurakipho.org.nz Alternatively, detailed information on the requirements and remit of RNPCH can be found on the NCNZ website. RNPCH is a re-certification programme, not a postgrad pathway (Designated RN Prescriber, Nurse Practitioner).