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Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

HS1702

Course details

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Summary

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'll be able to practise under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu
Students who identify as Māori or Pasifika can choose to study the programme in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream. In this stream students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to become an enrolled nurse in a variety of healthcare settings, while incorporating 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 students can expect up to three days at Wintec plus up to two hours of lecture directed work for each module and other reading as scheduled. Students 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 students can expect up to three days at Wintec plus up to two hours of lecture directed work for each module, and other readings as scheduled. Students 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

Entry to Nursing Pathway

Your first day

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.

Monday 22 July 2019

8.30am-10.30am (Approx) The Gallagher Hub - Pōwhiri

10.30am-4pm The Atrium

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Attend morning classes to complete online VCA, Clinical Passport, Kura Cloud familiarisation. 

Bring ID documents for Police Vetting and referee details for Vulnerable Children's Act. More information will be on Moodle.

11.30am - 1pm The Atrium- purchase text books 

1m - 4pm The Atrium - Programme overview, handbooks, confidentiality agreement and module outlines.  More information will be on Moodle

Wednesday 24 July 2019 

Time and room TBA - Essay writing, APA and Library searching information session. More information will be on Moodle.

ID cards from Student Enrolment and Information Centre at designated times, more information will be on Moodle.

Thursday 25 July 2019

Time and Room TBA - Uniform fitting appointments. Purchase text books on campus.  More information will be on Moodle.

Friday 26 July 2019 

Time TBA, Room D1.32 Ward familiarisation.

What you will need

Bring pen and paper with you on your first day

ID documents for Police Vetting on the second day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

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

Enrolled Nursing Additional Costs 

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
All students must have completed a health screening form and are cleared for clinical practice placement. Immunisation status can only be ascertained by a blood test arranged by your doctor/health provider, there will be associated costs. Forms will be available during week one. Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health, Counselling and Wellbeing Centre, located in A Block, open 8.00am to 4.00pm, Phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition some students may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for students 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 Student Enrolment and Information Centre (SEIC). If you do not have a current first aid certificate you will not be given a clinical placement.  Cost: Approx. $120-$240

UNIFORM FOR NURSING PRACTICE
Our uniform supplier will be at our main campus on Thursday 25 July,  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.

CELLPHONE
Costs dependent on 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:

In the second semester you will undertake one placement for six weeks anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

In the third semester you will 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 assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.

Additional information

WELCOME - student-resources/welcome

Bring pen and paper with you on your first day

ID documents for Police Vetting on the second day.

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS - student-resources/getting-around-campus

  • Find your way around City Campus map
  • Campus Parking
  • Parking permits and charges
  • How to apply for a parking permit
  • Where to park on City Campus
  • Rules and protocol – Frequently asked questions
  • Security - Security staff patrol Wintec buildings and facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

HOW TO VIEW STUDENT TIMETABLE - How-to-View-Student-Timetable

Option 1

1. Log in to https://mylearning.wintec.ac.nz/

2. Click on the "9 small squares icon" located on the top left corner of the MyLearning page and click on CALENDAR.

Option 2

You can also log in to email via this link https://outlook.office365.com, or alternatively via student.wintec.ac.nz https://studentmail.wintec.ac.nz and click on the "9 small squares icon" located on the top left corner of the MyLearning page and click on CALENDAR.

Option 3

Find "student set" timetable https://www.wintec.ac.nz/study-at-wintec/2018-timetable 

STUDENT ID CARD - How to get a Student ID Card

PROGRAMME REGULATIONS - HL0902 Bachelor of Nursing

VULNERABLE CHILDREN ACT (VCA) SAFETY CHECK - Wintec is required by law, under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, to safety check students enrolled in Undergraduate Nursing Progammes. For more information   https://www.wintec.ac.nz/student-resources/student-enrolment-and-information/supporting-documents/vulnerable-childrens-act-safety-checks  

 

Booklist

Required books

Koutoukidis, G., Stainton, K., & Houghson, J. (Eds.). (2017). Tabner's nursing care theory and practice (7th ed.). Chatswood, Australia: Elsevier.

Herlihy, B. (2015). The human body in health and illness (6th ed.). St Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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