Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 5
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health sector with enrolled nurses who provide 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.

This qualification is designed for school leavers with NCEA Level 2 qualification, and people already employed, or wishing to be employed, in the health sector.

This qualification meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for application for registration in the enrolled nurse scope of practice.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Apply nursing knowledge and skills to safely deliver health care.
- Assess health status and undertake appropriate interventions in a manner that supports best outcomes for health consumers.
- Establish, maintain and conclude therapeutic interpersonal relationships
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Education Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 [Ref: 0973], or the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3) with strands in Health Assistance, Newborn Hearing Screening, Orderly Services, Support Work, Vision Hearing Screening, and Whānau, Kin and Foster Care [Ref: 2470].

This qualification may lead to further study in a higher level qualification such as a Bachelor of Nursing degree, or any other allied health degree.
Employment pathways
Graduates of this qualification are eligible to apply to Nursing Council of New Zealand for registration as an enrolled nurse.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
.Police vetting and health screening of prospective students as required to meet legislative requirements, and the specific requirements of clinical placement providers and future employers.
Education Organisation 8 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Ara Institute of Canterbury
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2889
Status Current
Created July 2015
Last Reviewed September 2015
Next Review December 2019
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