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Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

HS1702

Course Details

Summary

 

This programme is perfect if you want to work in clinical settings as an Enrolled Nurse and as a valued member of the health team.

You’ll gain knowledge in nursing, social science, and the structure and function of the human body. You’ll learn skills in simulated learning environments which you can then apply on placements in clinical practice. Trust us, there will be many opportunities for that! A range of clinical courses in different health care settings will prepare you to practice in areas including rehabilitation, acute care and mental health.

After completing this programme you’ll be able to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit an exam to be registered as an Enrolled Nurse; this means you’ll be able to practise under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu
If you identify as a Māori or Pacific Islander, you might choose to study in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream. This option allows you to study in a culturally supportive enivironment and integrates areas of knowledge from both the western and Māori worlds.

 

Please note, this programme has additional costs.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
NURS401Pūkenga Nēhi / Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing415
 
NURS402Te Whakahangai Putaiao Paori / Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses415  
NURS412*Te Whakahangai Putaiao Paori / Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses415  
NURS403 Ngā Ahuatanga o te Tinana / Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body415
 
NURS404Ngā Pukenga Manaaki / Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing415  
NURS405Te Tūāpapa Whakatinana Pukenga / Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice315  
NURS501Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakaora Tangata / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care530All level 4 modules 
NURS502Hauora Wairangi: Mate Hiahia / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addiction530All level 4 modules 
NURS503Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakamatutu / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation530All level 4 modules 

* Tihei Mauri Ora roopu module.

Scheduling and Workload

In the first semester you can expect up to three days at Wintec plus up to 2 hours of lecture directed work for each module and other reading as scheduled. You will have blocks of clinical placement throughout the following two semesters.

Career/Further Opportunities

Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) provides an opportunity for those wishing to be employed or already employed in health care to gain registration with the NCNZ as an enrolled nurse and develop a career pathway.

Graduates of this programme (who also meet Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements) will be competent to practise as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of health care settings under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse. Graduates of Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) are able to deliver nursing care and health education across the lifespan of health consumers.

On completion of the programme, graduates are eligible to apply to NCNZ to sit the State exam for registration as an Enrolled Nurse. Graduates will have gained a nationally recognised qualification in a sector with strong employment opportunities and career pathways.

Application Process

  • Apply online or download and complete an application to enrol form.
  • Complete the online Self-Disclosure form
  • If you’re not sure if you meet the entry criteria complete the online Additional Information form so we’re able to assess your likelihood of success
  • If you have them, provide us with certified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here.
  • We may also need to verify your identity (your legal name and date of birth) as well as your residency status. If you’re a domestic student we may be able to do this through your National Student Number (NSN), If we can’t we will need you to provide evidence of this by supplying verified copies of your birth certificate or passport.  

Once you’ve submitted your application

  • We’ll email you to confirm we’ve received it and let you know if there’s anything more we need from you.
  • We’ll assess your application and let you know the outcome.
  • If you’re accepted to study, we’ll send you an enrolment offer letter – you’ll need to accept this to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer.

After you’ve accepted your offer

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the class schedule and workload?

In the first semester you can expect up to three days at Wintec plus up to 2 hours of lecture directed work for each module, and other readings as scheduled. You will have blocks of clinical placement throughout the following two semesters.

Where will clinical placements be, and for how long?

In the second semester you’ll undertake one placement for six weeks anywhere within the Waikato DHB region. In the third semester you’ll undertake three four-week placements anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

Please note that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessments and communicate with your tutor, etc.

Undergraduate, semester, pathway, module and cross-disciplinary - what do these words mean?

Undergraduate means any study up to the level of completing a bachelor degree. Our academic year is made up of two main semesters, one from February to June and the other from July to November. We also have a summer semester for some classes. A degree is made up of a mix of compulsory and elective modules, modules are worth between 15 and 60 credits. A year’s worth of full time study is 120 credits.

What are the additional costs associated with this programme?

There are additional costs when studying nursing. Here's a link to more information about these costs.

Entry Criteria

General Academic Admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
i. NCEA Level 2 which is comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, and 20 credits from any Level; and
ii. Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above in specified literacy assessment standards); and
iii. Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above in specified numeracy assessment standards); or
iv. Equivalent.

Candidates who are applying to transfer from another institution will be required to provide a confidential report from that institution.

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Academic Admission requirements but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission.  Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.  Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the General Academic Admission requirements but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Selection Criteria

a) All candidates are required to:
(i) complete the standard Wintec application form 
(ii) complete a self-declaration of criminal convictions
(iii) complete a self-declaration of mental or physical condition

Candidates may also be required to provide additional information and/or attend an interview in order for their application to be assessed

b) Candidates for the Tihei Mauri Ora stream will be invited to attend a whānau meeting.

c) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or are being prosecuted for, a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that, under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act (2003)) some types of criminal conviction may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand refusing to allow a person to register as an Enrolled Nurse.

d) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have had a mental or physical condition that may prevent them entering this nursing programme. Candidates should be aware that, under the HPCA Act (2003) some types of physical or mental conditions may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand refusing to allow a person to register as an Enrolled Nurse.

Clinical Placement Requirement

a) Before undertaking clinical practice within the programme, candidates will be required to provide a written health and immunity status from their health practitioner. 

b) Candidates must hold a current First Aid Certificate (covering NZQA Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) prior to undertaking clinical placement in the programme.


Safety Check

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks.  These will include but are not limited to:
i. A Formal Interview;
ii. Referee Checks;
iii. A Police Vet Check;
iv. A Risk Assessment.
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study.  Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period.  A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.  Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) Academic band score of 6.5 across all components; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Find out where you need to be and what you need to bring below, and for further information check out our Welcome page.

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Course Guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Download a copy

Just click here (you can then save it to your computer).

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Just click here to view the PDF (you can then save it to your computer).

Email me a link

Want a link to the digital copy delivered fresh to your email inbox (or your friend's inbox)? No worries, leave your details below. Your email should arrive in the next few minutes!

Post me a copy

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