Career Guidance Workshop
Our Career Guidance Workshop can help you plan your current or future career journey. At this whānau-friendly event, our team will guide you to discover potential career options for your future.
As part of our move into Te Pūkenga, we are excited to be part of a large-scale review of courses. This is ongoing, meaning course details will change, including duration, pathways, levels, fees and entry requirements. In the meantime, applications are open, and we welcome you to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
This programme is for those who want to work in clinical settings as an enrolled nurse and a valued member of the health team.
Students will gain knowledge in nursing, social science, and the structure and function of the human body. They will learn skills in simulated learning environments which can then be applied on placements in clinical practice. A range of clinical courses in different health care settings will prepare students to practice in areas including rehabilitation,
acute care and mental health.
After completing this programme students will be able to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit an exam to be registered as an Enrolled Nurse; this means they will be able to practise under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu
Students who identify as Māori or Pacific** have the option to complete their programme within the Tihei Mauri Ora Kaupapa (stream). The Tihei Mauri Ora Kaupapa is focused on improving Māori health outcomes in the community. Participation provides students with an increased focus on Māori health, customs, and protocols, as well as additional support through a manaaki model of pastoral care. This is achieved through the integration of individual knowledge and that of whānau, hapū and iwi. Tauira are encouraged to work together (mahitahi) with their academic whānau (whanaungatanga) to achieve excellence in nursing practice. You will be part of a programme where you are supported by senior nursing students and by staff in a way that is representative of Māori culture. The Tihei Mauri Ora kaupapa reinforces the need to protect and legitimise mātauranga Māori from both traditional and contemporary worlds within a professional nursing context.
Please note, this programme has additional costs.
Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.
|Module code||Module title||Level||Credits||Pre-requisites||Co-requisites|
|NURS4411||Pūkenga Nēhi / Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing||4||15|
|NURS4412||Te Whakahangai Putaiao Paori / Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses||4||15|
|NURS4413||Ngā Ahuatanga o te Tinana / Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body||4||15|
|NURS4414||Ngā Pukenga Manaaki / Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing||4||15|
|NURS4415||Te Tūāpapa Whakatinana Pukenga / Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice||4||30|
|NURS5411||Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakaora Tangata / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care||5||30||All level 4 modules|
|NURS5412||Hauora Wairangi: Mate Hiahia / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addiction||5||30||All level 4 modules|
|NURS5413||Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakamatutu / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation||5||30||All level 4 modules|
Students will have up to 6 hours per week of scheduled directed learning per module which may be in a classroom, online, or a nursing simulation laboratory. They will also have blocks of clinical placement throughout the following two semesters.
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.
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.
Once you have submitted your application
After you have accepted your offer
General Academic Admission
Candidates who are applying to transfer from another institution will be required to provide a confidential report from that institution.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our welcome page.
Students starting Semester 2 2023
Venue: D1.36, Level 1 D Block, City Campus
Bring a pen and notebook with you. We recommend you bring a device such as a laptop or a smartphone, and you will also need to bring your ID documents for Police Vetting (VCA). For more information, click here.
Please wear closed footwear, bring your lunch and a drink bottle or cup. There are microwaves, hot water and snack vending machines in The Hub. If you prefer, sushi and our café serve an array of hot and cold food and beverages or alternative food establishments close by.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Additional to programme fees, the following are other costs associated with studying this programme. All costs are approximate, dependent on where the item is purchased, and are subject to change.
Health screening and vaccinations
At the start of the programme, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status. Your own doctor/general practitioner will need to assess this. The doctor will need to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form, you can find this here. It is important that you bring the completed Immunisation Form with you on the first day.
Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health Services, phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.
Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition, you may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for undertaking clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask).
First aid certificate
All students must have a current comprehensive first aid certificate (NZQA units 6400, 6401 and 6402) - a copy of which must be on your file with the Student Enrolment and Information Centre (SEIC). If you do not have a current first aid certificate you will not be given a clinical placement. The cost is approximately $120-$240.
Uniforms for nursing practice
Our uniform supplier will be at our main campus during your induction to custom-fit your uniform to order. Uniforms are available from $79-$99. You will also need to provide your own full-length navy trousers, and black or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed-in style, non-porous with a soft sole and low heel. You will also require a watch with a second hand that can be clipped to your uniform.
Costs depend on the type of phone and plan chosen.
Clinical placement - travel, parking and accommodation costs for outside of your home area
Refer here for information about parking on campus. You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements as follows:
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.
Koutoukidis, G., Stainton, K., & Houghson, J. (Eds.). (2021). Tabbner's nursing care theory and practice (8th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier.
Herlihy, B. (2021). The human body in health and illness (7th ed.). St Louis, Missouri Elsevier.
Copies of this textbook are available for borrowing through the Wintec Library. An electronic version of the textbook is also available to read online and instructions on how to access this will be given in class.
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
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