Institute of Technology or PolytechnicUniversal College of Learning (UCOL)
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Jul 2023
UCOL Whanganui Campus
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.
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
Year Two - Compulsory Courses
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.
Simulation, Nursing skills and Science labs
Practical at Levin; Theory at Palmerston North or Online
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).