For 18 months
Applications close end of June
Fee Guideline: $8,474
City Campus- Hamilton, Thames, Otorohanga
A Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will allow you to work in a variety of clinical settings as a valued member of the health team.
Graduates have the opportunity to enrol with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and will be able to
practice under the delegation of a registered health professional. It provides accessible
health education and career development opportunities for those wishing to enter
a career in health care or those already employed who wish to develop their career pathway.
The Diploma in Enrolled Nursing 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 the Diploma in Enrolled Nursing 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.
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 Poopu
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.
- A minimum of 12 credits in NCEA English Level 1
- A minimum of 12 credits in NCEA Mathematics (of Pāngarau) Level 1
- And 36 credits NCEA Level 2 or equivalent
Candidates from non-English speaking backgrounds require an IELTS score of
6.5 in all bands or equivalent.
All candidates are required to complete an application process. This will include the requirement to provide two written references, to hold and maintain a current first aid certificate and to disclose any health issues or criminal history that may prevent their entry onto the Nursing Register. Before undertaking clinical practice within the programme, candidates will be required to make a declaration of their health status and provide evidence of required health screening results.
Candidates are required to have basic computing skills, and demonstrate strong communication skills and self-responsibilitv in relation to their learning and their practice.
All shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview.