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First national PDRP conference.

Around 50 nurse leaders and professional development and recognition programme (PDRP) co-ordinators are expected at next month's first national PDRP conference. Hosted by Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB), the two-day conference, titled Creating a culture for practice development, is being co-ordinated by Hurt Valley DHB PDRP co-ordinator Clare Hutchins. Keynote speaker on the opening morning, November 9, is Ministry of Health chief nursing adviser Mark Jones who will speak on nursing trends and professionalism. Other keynote speakers are Waikato DHB nursing professor Ken Walsh and Waitemata DHB director of nursing Jocelyn Peach. Presentations will also De given by PDRP leaders from around the country, with a focus on Maori and mental health pathways. NZNO's professional nursing adviser Angela Clark will speak about creating a culture for practice development.

For further information, contact Hutchins on clare.hutchins@huttvalleydhb.org.nz or phone 04 570 9978.
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Title Annotation:professional development and recognition programme
Publication:Kai Tiaki: Nursing New Zealand
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Date:Oct 1, 2006
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