Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Nursing
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
Graduates will be eligible to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Final Examinations for registration as a nurse in New Zealand. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in general hospitals and a variety of community organisations.
Graduate profile
Graduates:
* are respectful of diversity and concerned with relationship-centred caring, social justice and professional responsibility
* communicate effectively and works in negotiated partnership with individuals, families and whanau to support the client through their health care experience
* use knowledge of kawawhakaruruhau and te Tiriti o Waitangi as a basis of their practice to promote an environment that enables client safety, independence, quality of life and health
* utilise nursing knowledge and clinical judgment to assess health needs, provide care and advice and support people to manage their health
* provide comprehensive nursing assessments to develop, implement and evaluate an integrated plan of health care and provide appropriate nursing interventions
In addition, graduates are able to:
* practise independently and in collaboration with others in a range of settings and communities
* undertake ongoing academic and scholarly activities to inform the practice of nursing and undertake responsibility for their own ongoing professional development and continued competence through formal and informal reflection
* use leadership skills to delegate and direct health care provided by others, and are accountable for ensuring all health services they provide meet professional and ethical standards and relevant legislated requirements
Education pathways
Graduates of the programme are eligible to apply for postgraduate studies.
Employment pathways
Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings, both in the community and in hospitals.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Whitireia degree entry requirements: here OR equivalent academic/work experience AND evidence of suitability based on interview, health declaration, police vetting and referee reports (International: IELTS 6.5 in each band).
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number PR4624
Status Current
Created August 2003
Next Review December 2017
Content
Nursing theory and research, bioscience, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety, sociology, communication and assessment, clinical practice in a variety of settings, preparation for state examinations and registered nurse practice.

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