Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi is a professional qualification
designed to prepare skilled, competent, culturally safe, confident, ethical reflective
practitioners equipped with recognised professional knowledge, attitudes and values
for professional nursing practice. The qualification aims to provide students with the
foundation knowledge and professional skills that enable them to demonstrate the
competencies of a beginning registered nurse and meet the Nursing Council of New
Zealand requirement for registration as a registered nurse.
Graduate profile
After successful completion of this Programme of Studies Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu
Paetahi Tapuhi, graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:
1. establish a functional knowledge of working within a bi-cultural context,
underpinned by the Treaty of Waitangi, and recognise the status of Te Tiriti o
Waitangi as the foundation for Hauora Māori for nursing practice in Aotearoa
New Zealand;
2. provide and/or facilitate the provision of culturally safe nursing care within a
collaborative holistic framework that values and recognises human difference
and diversity within a range of settings;
3. work collaboratively within a range of health care settings, and contribute to
the multi-disciplinary team approach in the provision of optimal client/patient
centred health outcomes for individuals, whānau family, iwi and
communities;
4. link professional nursing practice knowledge and skills to science and
evidenced based research;
5. integrate reflective practice, critical thinking and the ability to analyse,
synthesize and apply research to the health care interface;
6. ensure provision of professional nursing practice that employs a caring ethical
framework, in conjunction with communication strategies to effect
therapeutic relationships with individuals, whānau families, iwi and
communities;
7. institute professional literacy and numeracy, the ability to identify own
learning needs and committed to continuing professional development to
become lifelong independent learners;
8. exhibit nursing knowledge and skills that portrays confident and competent
nursing practice that meets legal and ethical parameters of the nursing
profession; and
9. meet the requirements of the NCNZ for registration as a registered nurse.
Education pathways
Following successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing- Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi -
programme students will become candidates to sit NCNZ state examination leading to
registration as a registered nurse. Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu
Paetahi Tapuhi - will be eligible for entry to higher level study at masters or post
graduate level.
Employment pathways
The - Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi specifically aimed to prepare
graduates for registration as a registered nurse at a beginning level. Graduates of the
Bachelor of Nursing - Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi - programme will be able to pursue
employment and career opportunities within a range of health care settings, including
primary, secondary and tertiary health care settings.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
For domestic applicants under 20 years old:
? University Entrance as per New Zealand Qualification Authority specifications
(highly recommended that one approved subject be science or a related
discipline) OR
? Evidence of recent (within 5 years) study at Level 4 or higher on the NZQF.
For applicants 20 years old and over:
? Demonstrated academic ability (at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent, within the last 5
years) to undertake the undergraduate nursing degree and have the ability to
succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience.
Applicants who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary
introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 60% or higher in all

English requirements
If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful
in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from an International
English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Occupational English Test (OET) test.
OR
If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and
Enrolment form and Toi Ohomai will contact you regarding a free assessment.
If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or OET test
through Toi Ohomai or an alternative examination Centre or in your home country.
IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS test report form and are valid for
two years from the date of the test.
Education Organisation Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Developed By Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Toi Ohomai
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3295
Status Current
Created March 2016
Last Reviewed April 2018
Next Review March 2020
Content
The fabric of this programme is underpinned by two key areas: Professional Knowledge
and Professional Practice. Implicit within each of these areas is that; the consumer of
health is at the centre of the care; nursing practice is underpinned by science along
with a hauora Māori view; and the art of nursing is endorsed with critical thinking,
reflection, research, embedding of holistic comprehensive assessment framework that
caters for a changing healthy reality.

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