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If you're thinking about a career which requires a degree qualification, but lack confidence in study skills, this course is for you. Mature students are particularly welcome. Graduates are qualified for entry into a Bachelor programme. LEVEL 4
Develop some skills and practices to help you move into further study within the health science area. LEVEL 4
Become a social work professional whose practice is underpinned by reflective and critical thinking and understands the context of the people you serve. A Whitireia qualification is your first step to SWRB registration. LEVEL 7
Gain skills to provide emergency medical care in a range of situations. Learn how to access, stabilise, treat and refer in the pre-hospital environment. LEVEL 7
Builds on existing nursing knowledge and experience, while providing an environment that supports the development of clinical scholarship.
There are 3 streams:
• Mental Health
• Medical Nurse
• Change of Scope
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside mental health consumers/tāngata whai ora in achieving the best quality of life for all. LEVEL 4
For registered nurses working in primary health and community nursing care, including aged care. Enhance your practice and gain further knowledge and skills that reflect your specialty competence in this clinically-focused course. LEVEL 8
Develop skills and practices to help you progress into further study in early childhood education or social science. LEVEL 4
Learn to become a nurse with a range of clinical skills in this supportive programme, offering hands-on experience. Whitireia nursing graduates are highly sought after for their practical, work-ready skills. LEVEL 7
Gain skills to provide emergency medical care in a range of situations. For students with existing National Certificate, National Diploma in Ambulance Practice (Level 5), ILS or BLS. LEVEL 7
Whitireia offers various workshops and seminars which allow you to accumulate professional development credits.
Develop specialty knowledge and skills in relation to your role and the area of health you are employed in while gaining a nationally recognised qualification. LEVEL 8
Designed specifically for Māori students, this programme focuses on the health needs of Māori and non-Māori within the New Zealand context. LEVEL 7
For registered nurses providing perioperative care (e.g. OT, PACU, ED, medical/surgical or outpatient settings). Gain a nationally recognised qualification that reflects your speciality competence in this clinically-focused programme. LEVEL 8
The CPD@Whitireia online education modules / short courses provide access for nurses and health professionals to further develop their knowledge and skills to meet their individual CPD needs.
Designed specifically for Pacific students, this programme focuses on the health needs of Pacific and non-Pacific communities in the New Zealand context. LEVEL 7
Registered health professionals providing palliative care in a variety of settings, will extend their knowledge and gain a nationally recognised qualification that reflects their palliative care specialty competence. LEVEL 8
Enrolled nurses work under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse, on a variety of health and disability settings. This programme provides theory and hands-on experience to develop the skills required to become an enrolled nurse. LEVEL 5
If you are a nurse who has registered overseas, or one who wants to return to clinical practice after time away, this programme will help you apply for your annual practising certificate. LEVEL 7
This programme will allow you to make an informed choice of a career or academic path while increasing your skills in language, literacy and numeracy. You will be prepared for study in any regional tertiary institution. LEVEL 3
Learn about child development and promoting child and whānau health in this programme for people working in well child services which focuses on children under five years in clinics, clients' homes, marae and Pacific health settings. LEVEL 4