Nursing

Nursing is one of the fundamental professions in healthcare throughout the world. It can be a rewarding career both personally and professionally as it makes a difference in people’s lives.
After at least five years working as an RN, you may be able to progress to the positions of senior nurse or nurse manager and earn higher wages. Nurses often specialise in areas such as aged care, community health, critical care and emergency, mental health, nurse practitioner, perioperative, Plunket nurse, or practice nurse.

Programmes

  • Bachelor of Nursing

    • Code: WR3100
    • Intakes: January
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 360
    • Duration: 3 years

    Gain the skills and qualifications you need for a rewarding career in nursing. You'll also demonstrate the competencies of a beginning registered nurse and to meet the Nursing Council of...

  • Facilitated Learning – Nursing Practice Training Scheme

    • Code: WR3165
    • Intakes: July, Industry
    • Level: 8
    • Credits: 20
    • Duration: 1 year

    Gain the knowledge and skills to implement learner focused nurse education and for investigation of the clinical learning environment.

    Students enrolling on the course will complete two courses as follows:

    • NURS.7118 Akoranga...

    • Nursing Competence Assessment Programme for New Zealand (NCAP) (Level 7)

      • Code: WR3122
      • Intakes: January, June, October
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 35
      • Duration: 7 weeks, however, students requiring extension to their practicum/clinical work experience will be provided with this opportunity not exceeding the recommended timeframe of 12 weeks

      This training scheme is intended to provide overseas registered nurses and New Zealand registered nurses returning to practice New Zealand Nursing Council recognition. The training scheme provides students with the...

    Courses

    • Advanced Nursing Assessment and Clinical Reasoning

      • Code: PROF.8009
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Investigate altered anatomical and physiological processes that impact on health states. Appraise a range of diagnostic tools, holistic therapeutic regimes, and client responses to interventions. Apply holistic advanced nursing assessment...

    • Advanced Professional Assessment and Reasoning

      • Code: PROF.8010
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to investigate the environmental, sociological, political, cultural, economic and psychological factors that impact on well-being of vulnerable peoples and their families/whānau....

    • Applied Clinical Research for Health Professionals

      • Code: PROF.8019
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to develop advanced skills in research methodology and design, with a focus on practice development. Students will investigate the development of...

    • Applied Professional Knowledge and Practice 3 (Mental Health)

      • Code: NURS.7011
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      This course will enable the student to integrate advance nursing knowledge and competencies in the facilitation of safe and holistic care of people with altered psychological patterns, focusing on a...

    • Applied Research

      • Code: NURS.7001
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Develop in depth knowledge of the research process, design, and contribution to best practice. Students will gain competence in critiquing research reports, formulating proposals, and completing ethical approval processes....

    • Clinical Supervision

      • Code: PROF.8017
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to investigate principles of clinical supervision for professional practice. Students will use theoretically informed practices in implementing an effective clinical supervision...

    • Contemporary New Zealand Nursing

      • Code: HLTH.7301
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 10
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course will explore issues pertaining to contemporary New Zealand nursing, and will provide nurses with theoretical knowledge and practice skills necessary to enter the practice setting....

    • Exploring the Concept of Vulnerable Populations

      • Code: PROF.8008
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      Investigate the concept of ‘vulnerable populations’. Critically analyse socio-political, socio-cultural and socio-economic factors that influence the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. Also appraise health strategies that aim to reduce...

    • Hauora ā Hinengaro Nursing Practice: Mental Health

      • Code: NURS.7115
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to integrate advanced nursing knowledge and practices in the facilitation of safe, evidence based, nursing care of people with altered psychological...

    • Hauora ā Hinengaro ā Kahungatanga Addictions and Mental Health for Nursing

      • Code: NURS.6118
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to introduce studentsto the impact on mental health of substance abuse and addiction; on the individual whānau/family, iwi and community from an Aotearoa New...

    • Health Education and Rehabilitation

      • Code: NURS.7042
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      This course will enable the student to develop in-depth knowledge of the principles and practice of health education and rehabilitation for individuals' family/whānau and communities in Aotearoa/New Zealand....

    • Kōkiri Mahi Mātanga Advancing Professional Practice

      • Code: NURS.7117
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is for students to examine advancing professional nursing practice concepts of management, leadership and ethical decision making. Through the analysis of health care strategies and...

    • Mahi Whakawhiti Transition to Practice

      • Code: NURS.7220
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 45
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to facilitate the transition for students into the Registered Nurse workforce Aotearoa New Zealand. The course will enable students to integrate and consolidate previous...

    • Mate ā Tīnana ā Hinengaro Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

      • Code: NURS.6317
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to provide students with the theory and skill to analyse pathophysiological and altered psychological states. Students will analyse assessment, diagnostic tools and treatment options...

    • Ngā Hiahia Uaua Nursing Practice: Complex Needs

      • Code: NURS.7116
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is for students to explore the experience of individuals, whānau/families who have complex health needs in Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will integrate advance nursing knowledge...

    • Nursing Praxis I

      • Code: HLTH.7302
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 10
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course builds on HLTH.7301 to assist the student to develop competency in contemporary New Zealand nursing practice. On completion of this course the student will demonstrate competency in nursing...

    • Nursing Praxis II

      • Code: HLTH.7303
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 10
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      This course builds on HLTH.7302 to assist the student to develop competency in contemporary New Zealand nursing practice. On completion of this course the student will demonstrate competency in nursing...

    • Oranga a Hāpori Community Wellness

      • Code: NURS.5220
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      Explore sociological theory, concepts of sustainable community health and wellness from a national and international view. Develop political astuteness for nursing practice in relation to population health based needs....

    • Professional Practice 3 (Leadership and Management)

      • Code: NURS.7021
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      This course will provide the student with the knowledge to examine leadership, management and group process theories and apply them to health care setting and provision of holistic care, with...

    • Pūtaiao Science for Nursing

      • Code: NURS.5315
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to introduce the student to human anatomy and physiology exploring basic structure; functions of human bodies; and differences. Students will develop knowledge of microbiology,...

    • Rangahau Mātāpono Principles of Research for Nursing Practice

      • Code: NURS.6219
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      This is an introduction to the principles of research. Develop the knowledge and skills of purposeful reading, critique and use of research for professional nursing in practice....

    • Tiaki Hauora Tuatahi Nursing Practice: Primary Health Care

      • Code: NURS.6315
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to analyse population health in Aotearoa New Zealand using a primary health care focus. Students will examine professional nursing practice strategies...

    • Tiaki Hāere Tonu Nursing Practice: Continuing Care

      • Code: NURS.5219
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      Develop rudimentary knowledge and skills in nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving, and reflection for nursing practice. Explore the health experience of the client receiving continuing care and apply knowledge...

    • Tiaki Pōnānā Nursing Practice: Inpatient and Ambulatory Care

      • Code: NURS.6316
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 30
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to use research to inform professional nursing practice. Students will expand theory of nursing practice and skills to navigate the safe...

    • Tiaki Ritenga Tūturu Fundamentals of Nursing Care

      • Code: NURS.5116
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts that underpin nursing care. Students will develop nursing knowledge and skills that support beginning nursing practice. Also,...

    • Transforming Health Outcomes of Vulnerable Populations

      • Code: PROF.8018
      • Level: 8
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

      The aim of this course is to enable students to research a population group experiencing vulnerability within a community, analyse issues experienced by this population group and develop rationalised strategies...

    • Transition to Practice

      • Code: NURS.7052
      • Level: 7
      • Credits: 45
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      Students will be prepared for beginning practice as a registered nurse. This course will focus on competencies integrated problem framing and solving, reflective practice, and consolidation of nursing knowledge with...

    • Tīmatanga Mahi Mātanga Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice

      • Code: NURS.5117
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is to introduce students to the professional, ethical and legislative requirements of nursing practice. Students will develop an awareness of human diversity and attitudes conducive...

    • Whānake ā Tangata ā Hinengaro Human Development and Psychology for Nursing Practice

      • Code: NURS.5218
      • Level: 5
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      Discover key concepts of; human development through the lifespan; human psychology; and human behaviour as they relate to nursing practice. This course provides students with the opportunity to view these...

    • Ārai Whakapokenga Infection Control for Health Care Practice

      • Code: NURS.6119
      • Level: 6
      • Credits: 15
      • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Tauranga (Windermere)

      The aim of this course is for students to investigate organisms and the human pathophysiological response to harmful organisms. Students will explore concepts and practices that underpin effective infection control...

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