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New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

New Zealand

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What will I learn?

UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will equip you with theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed for a successful career in the health care industry.

This qualification enables you to meet Nursing Council competencies for enrolled nurses, and prepares you for practice under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse.

Enrolled nurses work as part of a team to contribute to care planning and deliver nursing care to health consumers in community, residential or hospital settings. They are accountable for their nursing actions, and practice competently in accordance with legislation, to their level of knowledge and experience.

Career & Study Outcomes

Successful graduates of UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will be able to apply to become an enrolled nurse, providing nursing care under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse or other registered health practitioner in a range of settings, including acute care, rehabilitation, and mental health in the community and/or in hospitals.

To find out more about possible job prospects and salaries, see Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Occupation Outlook for Registered Nurses.

Graduates may also wish to undertake further study at a higher level, including UCOL's Bachelor of Nursing degree.

Course Information

Note: As a subsidiary of Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology,11 UCOL is committed to providing the best learning outcome for you. As part of this, all programmes are currently being reviewed to make them portable, consistent, and closely aligned with the needs of the industry. When published, this course information is correct, but the courses offered may change over time.

This programme consists of 180 credits. The courses includes:

Year One - Compulsory Courses

  • Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing (15 Credits)
  • Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses (15 Credits)
  • Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body (15 Credits)
  • Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing (15 Credits)
  • Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice (30 Credits) (250 Clinical Hours)
  • Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation (30 Credits) (50 Clinical Simulation Hours) (150 Clinical Hours)

Year Two - Compulsory Courses

  • Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care (30 Credits) (50 Clinical Simulation Hours) (150 Clinical Hours)
  • Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addictions (30 Credits) (50 Clinical Simulation Hours) (150 Clinical Hours)

Industry Connections

The Nurse Education Team have strong links with industry and students gain a wide range of clinical experience in Mental Health, Medical/Surgical, Aged Care and Primary Health environments across the three years of study.

Learning Facilities

Simulation, Nursing skills and Science labs

Study options

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
NZ$22,500.00 (US$ 14,416) per year
NZ $22,500 (Year 1) & NZ $11,250 (Year 2)
Start date

July 2023

Venue

UCOL Horowhenua Campus

160 Oxford Street,

Horowhenua,

Levin,

5510, New Zealand

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
NZ$22,500.00 (US$ 14,416) per year
NZ $22,500 (Year 1) & NZ $11,250 (Year 2)
Start date

24 July 2023

Venue

UCOL Wairarapa Campus

143-159 Chapel Street,

Masterton,

5810, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

International students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure they meet New Zealand University Entrance requirements. In addition, in accordance with NCNZ (2007a) and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act [HPCA] (2003) requirements, international students whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the general medium of instruction is not English, will be required to provide documentary evidence of proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).

English language Requirement: IELTS - Academic: Score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.5; TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 83 (Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20, Writing 24); OET - Minimum Grade C+ or 300 in all subtests; NZCEL - Level 5; and Pearson Test of English (Academic) - Score of 58 with no band lower than 58.

Under 20 years of age:

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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