Huarahi Whakatū PDRP

“Tangata matatau … whānau matatū”

Māori knowledge and understanding so that whanau can stand tall

Huarahi Whakatū PDRP

Huarahi Whakatū is an online Nursing Council Accredited Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP) specifically tailored by, and for, Māori Registered Nurses.

The programme is coordinated by a Māori registered nurse, guided by a cultural and clinical governance board with access to mentors and Māori assessors. The programme has been running since 2009, and in 2014 was reaccredited by the New Zealand Nursing Council for a further five years. Huarahi Whakatū is accepted within District Health Boards, Government and Non-Government Organisations and is the only accredited PDRP programme run outside of the District Health Boards.

The Huarahi Whakatū PDRP promotes the philosophy of ‘dual competency’, that is clinical and cultural competencies. Clinical competencies are drawn from the Nursing Council of New Zealand, whereas cultural competencies are informed by Te Ao Māori.

A range of Māori Registered Nurses throughout the country are engaged with the Huarahi Whakatū professional development programme, with Māori nurses successfully completing the programme across sectors.

District Health Boards, Māori Providers, Government and Non-Government organisations are allies to ensure Māori Registered Nurses receive professional development hours in order to complete their portfolio as per New Zealand Nursing Council requirements. Registered nurses that complete Puna Whakatau and Puna Rahi are entitled to remuneration payments, as per New Zealand Nursing Organisation or Public Service Association. Huarahi Whakatu have four levels of competencies – Puna Whakato (Competent), Puna Whakatau (Proficient), Puna Rahi (Expert), and Puna Rangatira (Senior Nurses and Nurse Educators).

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+64 4 473 9591 or 0800 628 284

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To improve Māori Health through leadership, education, research and evaluation, health workforce development and innovative, systemic transformation. We strengthen Māori health and wellbeing through nationally navigated and locally led solutions.