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Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

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Course Details

Summary

If you want to work in a variety of clinical settings as an Enrolled Nurse and a valued member of the health team, then this programme is right for you.

On completion of this programme you’re eligible to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit an exam to be registered as an Enrolled Nurse. You will then be able to practise under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Please note, this programme has additional costs.

What You'll Learn

Students gain knowledge and skills in nursing, social science, and the structure and function of the human body. They will learn skills in simulated learning environments which they then apply on placements in clinical practice. During the programme students will undertake a range of clinical courses in different health care settings including rehabilitation, acute care and mental health.

Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu

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

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

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

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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