New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

If you are a natural carer, patient, compassionate and want to help others, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will help you start your healthcare career in just 18 months. Enrolled Nurses are an essential part of our healthcare sector and provide nursing care in collaboration with Registered Nurses or other registered health practitioners.

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Key Details
Invercargill
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
5
Credits:
180
Duration:

18 months full-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:

2021 Semester 1: 15 February to 19 November

Fees:

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme.

  • NO tuition fees
  • 2020 direct material costs of $1405 (GST inclusive) 

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

International Fees can be found here

If you are a natural carer, patient, compassionate and want to help others, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will help you start your healthcare career in just 18 months. Enrolled Nurses are an essential part of our healthcare sector and provide nursing care in collaboration with Registered Nurses or other registered health practitioners.

This professional nursing qualification will allow you to work in a range of settings including acute health care, rehabilitation, and mental health in hospitals, community services, medical centres or in aged care.

Through a blend of classroom theory sessions, clinical environment simulation, and clinical placements you will learn:

  • Nursing Profession
  • Applied Social Science
  • Applied Structure and Function of the Human body
  • Clinical Skills
  • Nursing Practice
  • Acute Care
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Rehabilitation

On successful completion of this programme graduates will be eligible to apply to Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit the NCNZ State Exam and register as a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

Stage One: Foundation Phase (Feb to Nov)

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

NURS513  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation

*You must complete all Stage 1 papers before moving on to Stage 2

Stage Two: Specialty Phase (Feb to July)

NURS511 Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care

NURS512  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addictions

Enrolled nurses work as a vital part of the health care team in a range of acute health care settings, such as hospitals, community services, and medical centres, or in aged care settings. Enrolled Nurses can have a variety of roles from general nursing through to specialised roles working in collaboration with Registered Nurses (who retain further responsibility for critical thinking and clinical decision making). 

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.

The Head of the School of Nursing has a responsibility to ensure that all applicants meet the requirements to enter a nursing programme. As this is the beginning point of fitness for registration, in accordance with section 16 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, guided by the Nursing Council of New Zealand, applicants whose first language is not English must achieve a score of 6.5 in an IELTS assessment (or equivalent) in each category: reading, writing, listening and speaking in one sitting prior to acceptance.

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

On successful completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing programme, graduates will be eligible to sit the NCNZ registration examination for Enrolled Nurses. Once this examination is passed, graduates may work as a beginning level Enrolled Nurse and deliver nursing care in a variety of health care settings under the direction and delegation of a registered 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

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

This qualification may lead to further study in a higher level qualification such as the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

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