Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration)

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Course details

  • Feb 2021
  • Two years
  • Full-time
  • $7,472* per year
  • Level 9
  • Hamilton City Campus - block courses & online

Summary

The Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) (MNSc (Pre-reg)) programme is a 4-semester two-year programme. The MNSc (Pre-reg) allows degree qualified students a direct and faster route to a nursing career. On successful completion, graduates will be awarded a Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) and be eligible to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) to sit the State Final Examination to become a registered nurse.

Graduates who have achieved a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum B grade (65%) in the third year of their qualifying degree will be considered for this programme. A 15 credit online preparatory health science module will be offered for applicants who have little or no health science knowledge. 

The targeted learners for this programme are graduates wanting a career change and graduates who are looking for a career. It is believed that having graduates from a range of different discipline backgrounds will bring a richness and diversity to the student group and enhance manaakitanga and whakawhanaungatanga within the group.

The programme will be delivered using a blended and flexible model of delivery to enable students to undertake studies closer to home. Theory content is delivered in block courses supported by online teaching and learning activities and with a high level of engagement between learners, academic staff, and clinical experience partners.

Integrated clinical experiences support praxis with the intentional development of culturally responsive work-ready nurses competent and capable of working interprofessionally to meet the health care needs of Māori, Pasifika, rural and remote health consumers, whānau and community.

View programme modules

 

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HEAL811Ngā Momo Mōhiotanga: Ways of Knowing – Foundations for Professional Practice
830

 
MNSC812Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Professional Practice
830
 HEAL811
MNSC821Re-establishing Hauora
830
MNSC812MNSC822
MNSC822Clinical Practicum 1 – Re-establishing Hauora 830MNSC812MNSC821
MNSC931Whānau and Community Hauora
930
MNSC821MNSC832
HEAL962Clinical Practicum 2 - Whānau and Community Hauora830

 

MNSC822

 

MNSC931
HEAL941Rangahau or Research as Evidence for Practice915MNSC931
MNSC832
 
MNSC842Clinical Practicum 3 – Toia Mai845MNSC832 

 

How you will learn

The programme will be delivered using a blended and flexible model of delivery to enable students to undertake studies closer to home. Theory content is delivered in block courses supported by online teaching and learning activities and with a high level of engagement between learners, academic staff, and clinical experience partners. 

Programme structure by semester

Year one
 Year two 

Modules Modules
Semester 1

HEAL811

Ngā Momo Mōhiotanga: Ways of Knowing – Foundations for Professional Practice

 

(30 credits) includes 50 integrated clinical experience hours

Semester 3

MNSC931

Whānau and Community Hauora

(30 credits)

 

MNSC812

Health Assessment, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Professional Practice

 

(30 credits) includes 100 integrated clinical experience hours


 

MNSC832

Clinical Practicum 2 - Whānau and Community Hauora

 

(30 credits) includes 300 hours integrated clinical experience hours

Semester 2

MNSC821

Re-establishing Hauora 

 

(30 credits)

Semester 4

HEAL941

Rangahau or Research as Evidence for Practice

 

(15 credits)

 

 

MNSC822

Clinical Practicum 1 – Re-establishing Hauora

 

(30 credits) includes 300 hours integrated clinical experience hours

 

 

MNSC842

Clinical Practicum 3 – Toia Mai

 

(45 credits) includes 400 hours integrated clinical experience hours

NCNZ State Final Examination 

 

 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to apply to NCNZ to sit the State Final Examination and gain registration in the registered nurse scope of practice.

Graduates will be culturally responsive work-ready nurses, competent and capable of working interprofessionally and in a range of nursing clinical, leadership, education and research positions. Graduates will be able to meet the health care needs of Maori, Pacific, rural and remote health consumers, whānau and communities in the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Application process

  1. Apply online or download and complete an Application to Enrol Form.
  2. Complete the online self-disclosure form. If you have applied in hard copy, you will also need to complete a Self-Disclosure Form. If you have applied online, this form is included as part of the online application process. 
  3. If applying in hard copy, and if you are unsure that you meet the entry criteria, complete the Additional Information Form. This will enable us to further assess your application. If applying online, and if you are unsure that you meet the entry criteria, select discretionary entrance, and this form is then included as part of the online application process.
  4. If you have them, provide certified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here.
  5. We may also need to verify your identity (your legal name and date of birth) as well as your residency status. If you are a domestic student, we may be able to do this through your National Student Number (NSN), if we can not access your NSN number, you will need to provide evidence of this by supplying verified copies of your birth certificate or passport. 

Once you have submitted your application

  • We will email you to confirm we have received it and let you know if there is anything more we need from you.
  • We will assess your application and let you know the outcome.
  • If you are accepted to study, we will send you an enrolment offer letter – you will 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 have accepted your offer

  • If you do not have a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate (NZQA units 6400, 6401 and 6402), you will need to complete this before you start the programme.
  • At the start of the programme, you will need to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status. Your doctor will need to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form.
  • During your induction, you will be required to complete a number of safety checks to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. You can find out more about the safety check process and the Children's Act here

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

General academic admission

Candidates are required to have:
a) a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum B grade (65%) in the third year of their qualifying degree; which is considered relevant to health science or appropriate health or allied professional qualification.  

Special admission

There are no special admission options for the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration). 

Selection criteria 

a) Candidates must complete their application for selection at least two months prior to the commencement of the programme. Applications received after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

b) Candidates may be required to attend an individual or group interview.

c) Candidates are required to indicate in their application whether they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that, under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 some types of criminal convictions may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand declining a candidate’s application for registration in the registered nurse scope of practice. Similarly, some types of criminal convictions may result in difficulty to obtain clinical experiences and therefore meet the requirements to pass the programme.

d) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have had/or currently have a mental and/or physical condition that may prevent them from entering the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) Programme. Candidates are required under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to demonstrate that they are fit for registration as they progress through the programme. Candidates should be aware that under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 some types of convictions, physical and mental conditions, or professional or academic misconduct, may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand being unable to register the person as a nurse.  

Clinical practicum requirement

a) Before undertaking Clinical Practicum within the programme, candidates will be required to provide a written health and immunity status assessment from their health practitioner and must hold a current First Aid Certificate (covering NZQA Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402).

Safety check requirements

a) 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. Referee Checks,
  ii. A Police Vet Check,
  iii. A Risk Assessment.

b) 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

a) Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 with no individual band score lower than 7.0; or,

b) Equivalent.

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Pathways

Entry to Nursing Pathway

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

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.

Students beginning February 2021

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2021
Time: 10.30am-4pm
Venue: The Atrium, City Campus 

Itinerary: CHASP nursing staff introductions and programme requirement overview (academic, clinical and documentation). This will cover the Vulnerable Children’s Act, documentation requirements, and available Wintec support services.

Date: Wednesday 10 February 2021
Time: 8am–10am
Venue: Room to be confirmed, City Campus 

  • Attend classes to complete online VCA, Clinical Passport, and Kura Cloud familiarisation.
  • Please bring ID documents for police vetting. For more information about the Vulnerable Children Act or the safety checking process, you can visit here.
  • Uniform fitting appointments.
  • ID cards from the Student Enrolment and Information Centre.

Time: 10am–3pm
Venue: Room to be confirmed, City Campus 

  • MNSC (pre-reg) programme overview, confidentiality agreement, and module outlines.
  • Complete outstanding documentation.
  • Prepare for next weeks classes.

What you will need

Please bring pen and paper with you on your first day.

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

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

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

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.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

Health screening and vaccinations
You will be required to cover the cost of any screening, treatment, or vaccinations you may need.
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 a clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask).

Uniform for nursing practice
Our uniform supplier will be on campus to custom fit your uniform. Uniform costs are approximately $85-$105. 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.

Equipment for nursing practice
Students are required to supply their own stethoscope approx $49.50 and diagnostic penlight torch approx $5.

Additional information

Vulnerable Children Act (VCA) safety check 
Wintec is required by law, under the Vulnerable Children act 2014, to safety check students enrolled in programmes that include clinical experiences where they could be working with children or young people under 18 years old. The safety check will be completed at your induction and will require a New Zealand Police Vetting Form, a questionnaire and provide the contact details of a referee we can email, as well as additional forms of ID (one of which must be a photo ID). If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act of the safety checking process, you can click here.

First aid Certificate
All students must have a current comprehensive First Aid Certificate. 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.

Health status 
At the start of your programme, you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity and vaccination status: this is required for clinical placement. Your doctor or health provider may be able to confirm this from your medical records; otherwise, a blood test will be required. Please ask your doctor to complete the Wintec Immunisation Form available here. You will be required to cover the cost of any screening, treatment, or vaccinations you may require.

Vaccinations are also available from the Wintec Health Services, located in A Block at the City Campus. Please phone 07 834 8869.   

Student ID Cards
Click here for instructions on how to get a Student ID Card.

Programme regulations
Click here to download the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) programme regulations.

Booklist

A booklist will be provided to you during your induction.

Purchasing textbooks

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

    First aid certificate

    Health status

    Uniform

    Equipment

    Clinical placement

    Clinical placements for the first semester of the programme will be up to three days per week and will be scheduled from Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. Placements may be outside of Hamilton or in your hometown. Transport to and from these placements, accommodation, and extra costs are the students' responsibility.  

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