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Competency Assessment Programme - Enrolled Nurse

STARTS: March 2023
Manawa; Timaru
Close Date: PLEASE REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW.

Obtain a current practicing certificate to work as an enrolled nurse in New Zealand.

This intensive programme comprises of three weeks of theory and includes study in ethics, regulations in New Zealand, quality assurance, cultural safety and preparation for clinical practice and a practical clinical component which runs for six weeks.

Please note: New Zealand nurses require a letter from Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) confirming scope and eligibility for a Competency Assessment Programme

Please note this is a pathway to reactivate your existing scope of practice. It is not a transition pathway for Enrolled Nurses who wish to remove restrictions on their scope of practice.

Internationally qualified nurses please note: this programme will accept internationally qualified nurses who currently hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand. Internationally qualified nurses require a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand, with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.

Applications are accepted subject to the availability of suitable clinical placement.

Funding for this course is available from Te Whatu Ora | Health New Zealand to approved domestic and international applicants. Find out more here.

Intake starts Applications close
12 January 5 December
22 March 20 February
7 June 9 May
9 August 10 July
11 October 11 September

Applicants must be a New Zealand Enrolled Nurse or an internationally qualified nurse with the appropriate documentation (see Additional Requirements) and have at least one year of employment as an Enrolled Nurse.

New Zealand applicants will be New Zealand enrolled nurses. Internationally qualified nurses must:

  • hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand.
  • have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English theorectical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand.
  • have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.
  • if from a non English speaking background meet the English requirements below.

Consent to Disclosure of Information

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement.
  • The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer).

In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.

What if English is not my first Language?

Overall IELTS 7.0 Academic or an OET test with a minumum score of 350 for reading, listening, and speaking; and a minimum score of 300 for writing

  • 7 Listening
  • 7 Reading
  • 6.5 Writing
  • 7 Speaking

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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Competency Assessment Programme - Enrolled Nurse

FULL-TIME - 9 Weeks

Obtain a current practicing certificate to work as an enrolled nurse in New Zealand.

Information
Type Other
Code G21135
Next Starts March 2023
Application close date PLEASE REFER TO THE TABLE BELOW.
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 35
Level 5
May be eligible for Fees Free? Yes
Reference G21135-STRU
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Additional Entry Requirements

New Zealand applicants will be New Zealand enrolled nurses. Internationally qualified nurses must:

  • hold an approved registration in a country other than New Zealand.
  • have a letter from the Nursing Council approving their qualification and documenting the English theorectical and practical requirements that they must meet in order to gain registration in New Zealand.
  • have a current visa or other evidence of right to study in New Zealand with the appropriate letter to allow entry to the clinical workplace.
  • if from a non English speaking background meet the English requirements below.

Consent to Disclosure of Information

  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement.
  • The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School.
  • Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

Provide two referee reports (one must be from your most recent employer).

In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.

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Credit Recognition

If you have prior relevant experience or previous related study credits, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

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