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New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing - Invercargill

Qualification: Diploma
Level: 5
Dates:

To be advised

Duration:

18 months full-time

Location: Invercargill
Credits: 180

The course is taught in two blocks of 30 weeks each and each block has a 50/50 split between theory and practical skills. The practical components are in real world situations where students gain supported clinical experience in a variety of healthcare settings, including learning about specialist care topics such as Acute Care, Mental Health and Addictions, and Rehabilitation.

On successful completion of the programme graduates will be eligible to apply to Nursing Council of NZ to sit the NCNZ State Exam and register as a qualified Enrolled Nurse. Enrolled Nurses practice under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, medical centres, aged care facilities and in the community.

Block One: Foundation Phase

NURS411 Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing

NURS412  Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses

NURS413  Applied Structure and Function of the Human body

NURS414  Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing

NURS415  Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice

Block Two: Specialty Phase

NURS511 Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care

NURS512  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addictions

NURS513  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs of $1210 (GST inclusive) 

There is free car parking around SIT and at many of the local clinical placements.

International Fees can be found here

SCHOLARSHIPS

The following are subject specific or targeted scholarships and grants. There are many more general assistance programmes available to students, please see https://www.sit.ac.nz/Scholarships or contact us for help with identifying what assistance programmes you may be eligible for.

Nursing Scholarships (see https://www.sit.ac.nz/Scholarships#311730-nursing-scholarships for details)

  • New Zealand Nurses Organisation
    • Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund - Up to $800 per applicant.
    • Innovation Fund - Ref: H212.04 - Up to $4,600

Womens’ Scholarships

  • New Horizons for Women Trust: Hine Kahukura Awards
    • Second-chance Education Awards - Foundation Certificate/ Diploma Studies Awards ($1,000 / $1,400)
    • Specific Purpose Awards: Career Change Award - one award for $3,000
    • NZFGW Susan Bryne Memorial Award - mature graduates (thirty-five years or older) who wish to make a change in career - $10,000
    • Rural Women NZ: Education Fund – up to $500
    • The Betty Loughhead Soroptimist Scholarship Trust
    • Rural Women NZ: Audrey Reid Grant - $600

Māori Scholarships - https://www.sit.ac.nz/Scholarships#311729-mori-scholarships 

Pacific Island Scholarships - https://www.sit.ac.nz/Scholarships#3117194-pacific-island-scholarships 

Scholarships for the Hearing Impaired - https://www.sit.ac.nz/Scholarships#311732-scholarships-for-hearing-impaired

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Students may be eligible for the following assistance (please see links for more information on rates and eligibility criteria)

Student Allowance – see https://www.studylink.govt.nz/products/a-z-products/student-allowance/index.html for full details. Rates shown are before tax and vary according to living arrangements and income testing. See https://www.studylink.govt.nz/products/rates/student-allowance-rates.html for more information.

  • Single, under 24 $220.68 - $261.46
  • Single, 24 and over $253.30 - $305.06
  • Single, with children - $451.37
  • Partner, income less than $441.80 p/w
    • No children $544.44 - $261.46
    • With children $276.60 - $576.03
    • Partner, income between $441.80 and $920.16 p/w
      • No children $145.98 - $189.24
      • With children $175.08 - $203.80

Student Loan – see https://www.studylink.govt.nz/products/a-z-products/student-loan/index.html. for full details. Please see Depending on your circumstances, you can get a Student Loan for:

During the break between blocks students will not be eligible for financial assistance.

 

Enrolled nurses work as part of a medical and support team to deliver patient/client care across a range of health care settings, such as hospitals, medical centres, clinics and in the community. With a wide variety of roles to choose from, Enrolled Nurses have the opportunity to progress as career opportunities are varied and can range from general nursing through to specialised roles.

Applications are encouraged from applicants from diverse backgrounds who are seeking to be employed in health care.

School Leavers
NCEA Level 2, 80 credits total or the equivalent. This includes:

  • 10 credits in NCEA English/Literacy Level 1 plus
  • 12 credits in NCEA Mathematics/Numeracy or Pangarau Level 1 as well as 
  • A further 58 credits at Level 2 or above in each of English, Mathematics, a science related subject and one other of choice

Mature Applicants (20 years of age or older)
Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation or an equivalent programme of study at  NZQA Level 4 within the past five years.

Interview
For your group interview, you will have 30 minutes to complete a numeracy assessment. You can expect 30 questions. Download a sample of 10 questions here, which are reflective of the types of questions you can expect.

Specific Admission criteria

All applicants must:

  • Hold a current first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John’s Workplace). This first aid certificate must be current at the time the programme starts
  • Provide a completed medical declaration and/or evidence of a current health certificate indicating ability to practice safely from a registered health practitioner
  • Submit a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form with their application, which will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service if the applicant is accepted into the programme. This is returned in confidence to the Nursing Head of School .  Information on the New Zealand Vetting Service is available from their website
  • Provide two testimonials and/or character references attesting to the candidate’s suitability for working in Health Care
  • Be prepared to attend an interview
  • Provide a confidential report from the institution where a candidate is applying to transfer to another institution

Additional Requirements

The following are required for all successful applicants:

  • Relevant evidence of health screening to meet various Health Authority and Institutional requirements. MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 that includes a score of at least 6.5 in each of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 590 (with an essay score 5.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • Cambridge English Examination – C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176.  No less than 169 in each skill
  • OET – Minimum of Grade C+ or 300 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Level 5 (Academic) or (Professional), b) Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50
  • Language Cert – C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than PASS in each skill or c2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill.
  • ISE III with no less than pass in any band

GRADUATE OUTCOMES

Graduates of the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing are able to deliver nursing care and health education across the lifespan of health consumers, in a variety of health care settings under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse.  Graduates of this programme (who additionally meet Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements) will be competent to practise as a beginning level Enrolled Nurse.

Graduates will work within the scope of practice of an Enrolled Nurse and be able to:

  • Safely apply knowledge and skills to deliver patient/client care across a range of health care settings
  • Competently assess health status and perform appropriate interventions in a manner that supports best health outcomes for clients
  • Establish, maintain and conclude therapeutic, interpersonal relationships
  • Work collaboratively and communicate in oral, written and electronic mediums relevant to the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Apply professional judgement, accountability and responsibility in ensuring that nursing practice and conduct meets professional, ethical and legal requirements and standards
  • Practise in a manner that is culturally safe and promotes health, autonomy, self determination and quality of life
  • Be responsible for own ongoing professional development to maintain competence

On completion of the programme, graduates are eligible to apply to Nursing Council New Zealand for registration as an Enrolled Nurse.

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

A minimum of 180 compulsory credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5).

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours may forfeit Zero Fees entitlement

Graduates of this programme can apply to continue their nursing education with the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

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