News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Launches Upgraded Nursing EPortfolio

1 August 2014

Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Launches Upgraded Nursing EPortfolio

National Māori Nursing and Midwifery workforce development programme Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō has launched its upgraded and new look Nursing ePortfolio.

The Nursing ePortfolio is an essential tool designed for all registered nurses to store evidence as they complete their ongoing training and development. It is useful for assessors and is compliant with the Nursing Council of New Zealand audit requirements.

'The Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Nursing ePortfolio took home the Gold award for Best Social Learning Platform at the Learn X Impact Awards 2013. Thus, the redevelopment is part of an ongoing improvement process to make the ePortfolio more user friendly for the nursing workforce. Following feedback from different user groups, we are excited that this next phase of development will allow individual institutions to customise and utilise the tool for their own registered nurses.' says Sonia Rapana, Project Lead, Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō.

Portfolios and more recently Professional Development and Recognition Programmes (PDRP) have been a feature of nursing in New Zealand for over 20 years. The Nursing ePortfolio is an innovative solution that can reduce barriers of portfolio engagement for registered nurses.

In April 2008 the Ministry of Health announced a significant investment aimed at strengthening the Māori health and disability workforce. This investment included a commitment to fostering clinical leadership and supporting the professional development of Māori nurses and midwives. As a result, Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō, a National Māori Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Programme, was developed in partnership with the District Health Boards New Zealand (DHBNZ) and Māori Workforce Champions (a cross-sector reference group of workforce leaders from within District Health Boards, non-government organisations, health professional organisations, tertiary institutes and the Ministry of Health).

Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō ePortfolio Project
The Nursing ePortfolio project was established in late 2011, as a Maori-led innovation for portfolio requirements customised for nursing competencies and storing evidence. A successful pilot programme ran from July 2012 to Dec 2012 and attracted 44 Māori Registered Nurses who could undertake a competent portfolio. After further testing and refinement, the Nursing ePortfolio is now available for all relevant institutions and individuals to manage their respective nursing portfolios.

The Registered Nurse ePortfolio was developed in partnership with Catalyst and Kineo Pacific the developers of Mahara an open source ePortfolio system with the ability to display learning evidence in a number of different ways, depending on the needs of the learner or practitioner.

New improvements include;
• an upgrade to Mahara Version 1.9
• a more user friendly experience for all users with better functionality
• a responsive site for all devices
• a re-skin in line with the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō brand
• the ability for institutions to manage their own page and registered nurses

About Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō
In April 2008 the Ministry of Health announced a significant investment aimed at strengthening the Māori health and disability workforce. This investment included a commitment to fostering clinical leadership and supporting the professional development of Māori nurses and midwives. As a result, Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō, a National Māori Nursing and Midwifery Workforce Development Programme, was developed in partnership with the District Health Boards New Zealand (DHBNZ) and Māori Workforce Champions (a cross-sector reference group of workforce leaders from within District Health Boards, non-government organisations, health professional organisations, tertiary institutes and the Ministry of Health).

The Ministry appointed the Auckland District Health Board as the first host District Health Board to set up and implement the programme. In October 2012 the programme transferred to the Northland District Health Board as the host until programme completion. As models of health care delivery change, programmes to support both clinical leadership and professional development for Māori nurses and midwives will continue to be a necessity.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Free Diving: William Trubridge Breaks World Record

With just a single breath, New Zealand free diver William Trubridge has successfully broken his own unassisted free dive world record of 101 metres. More>>

ALSO:

RLWC 2017 Draw: New Zealand Set For A Festival Of Rugby League

New Zealand Rugby League fans will have the chance to see the Kiwis in action against the best in the Pacific region for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, as announced today at the Official Tournament Draw. More>>

ALSO:

Non-Pokemon News: Magical Park A Safer Augmented Reality For Younger Audiences

Since May, Wellington City Council has been trialling a new app, Magical Park, in collaboration with the game’s New Zealand developer Geo AR Games, in parks around the city. Magical Park uses GPS technology to get users moving around the park to play within a set boundary. More>>

'Erroneous': Pokemon App Makers On Huge Privacy Flaw

We recently discovered that the Pokémon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access permission for the user's Google account... More>>

ALSO:

Te Wiki O Te Reo: Te Reo Māori Is For All New Zealanders — Minister

Minister for Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the start of Māori Language Week today and invites all New Zealanders to give speaking te reo Māori a go. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news