Contemporary New Zealand Nursing

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.7301
    • Fee: $477*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 10
    • EFTS: 0.0833
    • Subject: Health Studies
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)February, June
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Nursing Competence Assessment Programme for New Zealand (NCAP) (Level 7);

Course Aim

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.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse the contemporary New Zealand health care system, including professional nursing issues.
  2. Critically analyse the socio-cultural factors influencing health in New Zealand.
  3. Explore professional accountability and the legal and ethical issues in New Zealand nursing practice.
  4. Critically explore the principles of quality improvement and standards of best practice.
  5. Critically discuss research, evidence-based practice, and its application to nursing.
  6. Critically discuss the meaning of cultural safety and the implications for nursing practice.
  7. Demonstrate competency in selected nursing skills.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017