About this programme
- Combination of theoretical and hands-on learning in hospital settings.
- Bachelor of Nursing is Nursing Council of New Zealand approved.
- Teaching staff are all registered nurses.
- State-of-the-art simulated clinical learning environment.
- Students will undertake clinical work experience in Hutt Valley District Health Board ,the Capital and Coast District Health Board and private, iwi and community organisations.
- Highly regarded qualification within the industry.
Students who successfully complete the programme sit State Final Examinations conducted by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. When these examinations are passed, the student can apply to the Nursing Council for registration.
Year One (Level 5): The first year of the degree has a primary health care focus and students are supported to become student nurses by gaining knowledge of nursing theory and research, bio sciences, te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety, sociology, communication and assessment. Students learn clinical skills in our on-site labs, as well as attending off-site clinical experiences in primary health care settings such as rest homes and community practice settings.
Year Two (Level 6): In the second year of the degree, students are independent learners and add to their knowledge through on-site workshops and context based learning, with a focus on national health trends and simulated learning experiences. Block periods of off-site clinical learning are focused on direct client care in mental health, community and in-patient care settings.
Year Three (Level 7): In the final year, practice and theory knowledge is consolidated in preparation for the roles and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Integration of knowledge, focusing on contemporary professional nursing and health issues in the local and global context, enables students to further develop their clinical judgement, professionalism and leadership. In the second semester, students have an extended period in clinical practice and prepare for the Nursing Council State Final Examinations and registered nurse practice.
On successful completion of this programme graduates receive the Bachelor of Nursing, are eligible to sit the Nursing Council State Final Examinations, and are eligible to enrol in postgraduate programmes of study.
Documents for students who have begun the enrolment process can be found on the School of Health Moodle page.
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