Institute of Technology or PolytechnicSouthern Institute of Technology
This course is available
Level of Study
Next start date
Expected Feb 2024
Southern Institute of Technology
If you are a natural carer, patient, compassionate and want to help others, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will help you start your healthcare career in just 18 months. Enrolled Nurses are an essential part of our healthcare sector and provide nursing care in collaboration with Registered Nurses or other registered health practitioners.
This professional nursing qualification will allow you to work in a range of settings including acute health care, rehabilitation, and mental health in hospitals, community services, medical centres or in aged care.
Through a blend of classroom theory sessions, clinical environment simulation, and clinical placements you will learn:
On successful completion of this programme graduates will be eligible to apply to Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit the NCNZ State Exam and register as a qualified Enrolled Nurse.
Enrolled nurses work as a vital part of the health care team in a range of acute health care settings, such as hospitals, community services, and medical centres, or in aged care settings. Enrolled Nurses can have a variety of roles from general nursing through to specialised roles working in collaboration with Registered Nurses (who retain further responsibility for critical thinking and clinical decision making).
To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:
A minimum of 180 compulsory credits in accordance with the Programme schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5).
Graduates of this programme can apply to continue their nursing education with the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to NCEA Level 2.
Mature Applicants (20 years of age or older)
Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation or an equivalent programme of study at NZQA Level 4 within the past five years.
English Language Requirements: