Qualification Overview

Qualification Title Bachelor of Nursing
Qualification Type Bachelor Degree
Level 7
Credits 360
Subject Area
  • Health » Nursing » Nursing
Strategic Purpose Statement
To prepare beginning nurse practioners who are safe, competent, accountable, demonstrate the value of a persons culture, act to enhance professional development, contribute to nursing reearch.
Graduate profile
Bachelor of Nursing -
Bachelor of Nursing graduates will be work-ready and demonstrate competence in the Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice, meet the principles of the Work Ready New Graduate (NETS and NENZ, 2007) , be prepared for post-graduate study and meet the NZQA outcomes for an undergraduate degree by:
* Demonstrating and appropriately using knowledge, problem-solving techniques and research to provide safe, caring and evidence-based care
* Demonstrate the skills required for using information technology; accessing, comprehending and assessing information from a range of sources
* Engaging in self-directed learning and being proactive in taking responsibility for own on-going learning
* Integrating the Treaty of Waitangi /Te Tiriti o Waitangi into professional practice, demonstrating knowledge of its implications for health and health care delivery, including the facilitation of culturally safe nursing care
* Developing resilience and demonstrating intellectual independence, critical thinking skills and analytical rigour
* Applying clinical reasoning and judgement to the level of a beginning practitioner, informed by attuned communication, relational and emotional-social skills
* Working collaboratively as part of team in learning and providing competent and safe nursing care to groups and individuals within a variety of settings
* Articulating and enacting their personal beginning framework for registered nurse practice
* Demonstrating an ability to learn from and for practice, including situated learning with a sense of salience
* Practicing within the legal, ethical and cultural safety parameters of the nursing profession in different contexts
* Demonstrating professional behaviour that is consistent and demonstrated and informed by a high standard of ethical comportment.
Education pathways
Masters in Nursing related subjects.
Employment pathways
Practising nurse in various settings.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
The following criteria provide entry into the Bachelor of Nursing programme: Academic achievement New Zealand University Entrance; Including a minimum of 14 credits (Level 3) in a NZQA approved science subject. Or University Entrance Equivalence; with science as a key subject, or a minimum of 14 credits (Level 3) from a NZQA approved science subject. Or A level 5 or 6 Diploma; awarded by NZQA, with science as a key subject, or a minimum of 14 credits (Level 3) from a NZQA approved science subject. Or An Undergraduate Degree awarded by an approved institute. Or New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) awarded by NZQA with a science based elective component. Or International qualification(s); assessed by WITT that meet one of the above entry criteria. English language proficiency Applicants whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in secondary school education is not English should achieve a score of 6.5 in an IELTS assessment (or equivalent) in each category: reading, listening, writing and speaking. Additional entry criteria Criminal, Disciplinary and Health Form declaration Criminal The relationship between nurse and patient or client is one of utmost good faith. Any person ultimately accepted for registration as a nurse must be fit for registration in accordance with Clause 16 of the Health Practitioners' Competence Assurance Act 2003. Applicants are required to complete and sign a New Zealand Police Vetting Service Request and Consent form which the School of Nursing will request. All applicants will be interviewed by the Head of Nursing in regards to a criminal conviction record. International criminal conviction checks may be requested when an applicant has resided for more than six months outside of New Zealand in any country from after 16 years of age. Any costs assosicated will be carried by the applicant and completed by a third party service approved by WITT. Disciplinary Applicants are required to declare if they have ever been disciplined by a regulatory body and/or dismissed by a previous employer Health Students entering the programme must be physically and psychologically able to engage in clinical practice across diverse settings from the beginning of the programme. All applicants must declare any past or ongoing physical or mental health issues that may impact on their ability to perform competently. The School of Nursing may require an applicant to undergo an independent assessment of fitness as part of the entry process. Applicants may be required to meet any associated costs of such assessment. Additional information Applicants will be required to support their application. The School of Nursing reserves the right to interview any applicant related to the information presented in the application process. The Head of Nursing will head a nursing panel (which may include a representative from clinical practice) to consider the supporting evidence. References Applicants must provide the names and contact details of two referees who will be requested to provide information on the applicant's skills, ability (including academic skills), qualities and questions relating to the Vulnerable Children's Act. They will be asked to make an overall recommendation of suitability for the nursing programme. An applicant may be interviewed to clarify referee's feedback. One referee must be the applicant's secondary school principal/senior teacher, or current or most recent employer. The other referee must have known the applicant for more than two years and not be a friend or family member. Other Information Applicants must supply brief curriculum vitae (no more than two A4 pages). This is an opportunity for the applicant to support their application with a professional document providing an overview of their life, life experiences and qualifications Applicants must complete a 'readiness to study nursing' self-disclosure form. This is an opportunity for the applicant to consider all aspects of the nursing programme, to self-evaluate and confirm they are ready to commence the programme All copies of academic records must be certified copies. All applicants who are accepted must obtain a First Aid certificate. It must be no older than 9 months from the beginning of the BN programme All applicants who are accepted must make an immunisation declaration All applicants who are accepted must make a travel declaration. Clinical practice placements are mostly within the New Plymouth region, however some are located around Taranaki and students will be expected to travel (at their own expense) to these. Clinical practice hours take place anytime across the 7 - day week and the 24 hour time period.
Education Organisation Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki Ltd
Developed By Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki Ltd
Quality Assured By Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics Quality
Number TK4987
Status Current
Created August 2003
Next Review October 2012
Content
Introduction to Nursing Praxis; Developing Nursing Praxis; Introduction to client-centred Nursing Praxis; Population Health and Complex Nursing Praxis; Transitoin to Registered Nurse Nursing Praxis

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