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Huarahi Whakatu PDRP

Huarahi Whakatu PDRP

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 2019 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.

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.

Māori registered nurses throughout the country are engaged with the Huarahi Whakatū professional development programme, successfully completing the programme across sectors.\

Registered nurses that complete Puna Mārama and Puna Matatau are entitled to remuneration payments, as per New Zealand Nursing Organisation or Public Service Association. Huarahi Whakatū have four levels of competencies – Puna Mōhio (Competent), Puna Mārama (Proficient), Puna Matatau (Expert), and Puna Rangatira (Senior Nurses and Nurse Educators).

For more information

Contact:  Valerie Williams

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200 Learner Hours

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Fees Free


Continued Professional Development

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