Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
Graduates of this specialty three year programme 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
The graduate as a beginning practitioner will:

* Demonstrate an enhanced appreciation for the way language creates people's realities enabling effective assessment of client/family needs and support clients through health care experiences
* Contribute to the elimination of barriers to health care for Pacific people and ensure the care is accessible and appropriate
* Practise nursing in a manner that clients/families determine is culturally safe
* Actively promote culturally appropriate healthy lifestyle choices for people and their communities
* Practise nursing using sound judgment and be professionally accountable for exercising that judgment
* Undertake research to ensure that the healthcare delivered to clients is evidence based
* Accept responsibilities of leadership to advocate for better health outcomes for Pacific communities and act to promote a nursing perspective within the inter-professional activities of the health team
* Practise nursing in accord with relevant legislation and uphold client rights derived from that legislation
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 hospitalsTo 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 Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Developed By Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number PR4817
Status Current
Created February 2004
Next Review December 2019

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