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Submitting Portfolios 


The submission dates for Proficient, Expert, Accomplished and Senior are the first working day of the month February-November inclusive.


Hospital, Regional Public Health and District Nurses:

Competent ePortfolios. Please join your ward/area group and submit your completed Competent ePortfolio to this group. E.g. nurses working on Medical Ward submit to the HVDHB-Medical ward group.

Proficient ePortfolios. If submitting a Proficient portfolio please check with your Nurse Educator or Manager whether you should join and submit your portfolio to your ward/area group or the larger assessment group*.

Expert, Senior & Accomplished ePortfolios. Please join and submit your ePortfolio to the *HVDHB-Proficient, Expert, Senior & Accomplished Assessment Group.


Local NGO, PHO and ARC nurses:

Competent ePortfolios. Please join and submit your completed ePortfolio to the HVDHB PHOs NGOs and other Community Partners group.

Proficient, Expert, Senior & Accomplished ePortfolios. Please join and submit your completed ePortfolio to the HVDHB-Proficient, Expert, Senior & Accomplished Assessment Group.

Paper portfolios are currently still accepted from NGO, PHO and ARC nurses. Two copies of the portfolio must be delivered to the Nurse Coordinator Professional Development, Hutt Valley Hospital.


What is ePortfolio?

Currently, all nurses working in Hutt Valley hospital, local Regional Public Health, and District Nursing are using ePortfolio.

If you work for a health organisation within the Hutt Valley area, such as a PHO, NGO or ARC, then we can arrange access to ePortfolio for you. Please contact the Nurse Coordinator Ellie Jessop if you would like to discuss using ePortfolio.

The PDRP handbook, help for writing your competencies, and hardcopy PDRP documents can be found here.


How do I use ePortfolio?

If using the ePortfolio the ‘how to’ guides below will help you navigate and use ePortfolio. You will need to use Google Chrome to access the ePortfolio system.

ePort1: How to get started with ePortfolio

ePort2: Creating an ePortfolio

ePort3: How to write and share competencies

ePort4: How to upload documents to ePortfolio

eport5: How to add additional pages to your ePortfolio

ePort6: How to submit your portfolio

ePort11: How to share your ePortfolio

ePort12: How to print your APC

ePort13: How to share your ePortfolio with a secret URL

ePort14: How to download (export) your ePortfolio


Senior/peer reviewers, managers and portfolio assessors may find the following guides helpful.

ePort7: How to write senior/peer competencies

ePort8: How to complete the manager declaration and upload the performance appraisal/Mo Tatou

ePort9: How to assess a completed portfolio

ePort10: Administration of your ePortfolio group


Have a current portfolio? Want to transfer it to our PDRP?

Completed and assessed portfolios from another PDRP that are less than 3 years old can be transferred to this PDRP for 12 months or until expiry of the portfolio, whichever is less. Please complete the Transfer form and send it to Nurse Coordinator for Professional Development along with a copy of the certificate or letter of achievement showing your current portfolio

NCNZ Audit Accepted as Competent PDRP

After consultation we have decided to accept successful NCNZ Recertification Audits as equivalent to a competent PDRP for the full remaining extent of its life (Portfolios and Audit valid for 3 years from completion).

A transfer form and a copy of the letter confirming successful completion of the audit should be sent to the Nurse Coordinator Professional Development for this to be valid.

Changes to Privacy requirements in PDRP Portfolios

There are new requirements for privacy and confidentiality in PDRP portfolios and tighter rules about what information can and can’t be included in a portfolio. Click here to see an explanation of these requirements. Please click here to see the NZNO guidelines on privacy in exemplars and case studies.

Huarahi Whakatū - Maori PDRP

Wairarapa & Hutt Valley DHBs Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (NAML) group recognise that the Huarahi Whakatu Maori PDRP supports Maori Nursing workforce across our Nursing services. Portfolios completed on the Huarahi Whakatu Maori PDRP will be recognised by both DHBs for the full length of the portfolio (3 years). For more information about the Huarahi Whakatū PDRP please visit the Te Rau Ora website.


Please contact the Nurse Coordinator for Professional development for help and support.

PLEASE NOTE: I no longer cover PDRP for Wairarapa DHB. If you work in the Wairarapa DHB area, please contact PDU at Wairarapa DHB for help.