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NURS701 – Concepts Related to Nursing in the New Zealand Context

Module code
Module title
Concepts Related to Nursing in the New Zealand Context
This module aims to facilitate the development of student's learning about the current socio-political, cultural, ethical, legal, and practice contexts in New Zealand.
  • HS1703
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and analyse contemporary issues related to nursing in the New Zealand context.
Describe the relationship between cultural safety and Treaty of Waitangi and discuss relevance within a health care setting.
Identify and discuss legal responsibilities and ethical accountability taking into account the relevant scope of practice.
Evaluate the role of the nurse in documentation, delegation and supervision within delegated scope of practice.
Identify, demonstrate, and reflect on safe practice.
-Nursing in New Zealand context - New Zealand Health Systems; Introduction to Mental Health within a NZ context; Nursing in NZ socio-political aspects.
-Cultural Safety and Treaty of Waitangi - Relationship between Treaty of Waitangi and cultural safety and its relevance within a healthcare setting; cultural safety in nursing practice.
-Legal and ethical considerations - legal responsibilities; ethics; professional communication and relationships.
-Professional responsibilities within scope of practice - communication and documentation; professional portfolio development; supervision and delegation.
-Safe practice - assessment frameworks and patient management; Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies for Practice; evidence-based practice; medication management.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning strategies will introduce students to concepts from the nursing literature and scientific knowledge, research evidence, and clinical inquiry processes.
Activities involving face to face, tutor lead, and interaction with an emphasis on being student-centred and student self-directed: classroom-based lectures with audio-visual support, tutorials, enquiry-based activities, and group activities.
Group activities will include reflective conversations, group work, tutorials, and focused literature discussions.
Assessment Criteria
PortfolioPortfolio of evidence100
Learning and Teaching Resource
A list of readings and websites will be supplied to students at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually as required.

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