Year one

Aim

To enable students to undertake clinical experience in a range of health care settings to meet entry level Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Practice within appropriate legal, ethical, professional boundaries and behaviour.
  2. Maintain a professional standard of behaviour and presentation.
  3. Demonstrate safe and effective communication and problem-solving skills with health consumers, families/whānau and the health care team.
  4. Maintain a safe environment and respond appropriately to individual and environmental change.
  5. Demonstrate safety and competence in assessment, delivery, documentation and evaluation of health consumer care.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi to their nursing practice.

Aim

To enable students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice in settings that support the principles of nursing care.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the causes, signs and symptoms, underpinning pathophysiology, treatment and nursing interventions for a range of common long-term conditions identified as health priorities in New Zealand health strategies.
  2. Describe the impact of long-term health alteration on health consumers, their families/whanau and the community.
  3. Reflect on the implications of socio-economic and socio-cultural realities on consumers and their family/whanau due to long term health alteration(s).
  4. Describe and apply the philosophies of care related to disability, rehabilitation, palliative care, continuing care and primary health care.
  5. Discuss strategies that assist consumers and their families/whanau who live with long term health alteration(s) to meet their health needs, and maximise their capabilities.
  6. Maintain a safe environment and demonstrate leadership skills within the health care team that promote wellness and independence of individuals.
  7. Apply the principles of safe medication storage and administration within the legal framework and institutional policy of the specific clinical setting.
  8. Meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.

Year two

Aim

To enable students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes in an acute care (medical/surgical/peri-operative) setting to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe causes, signs and symptoms, underpinning pathophysiology, treatment and nursing interventions for acute alterations in physical health status.
  2. Describe the continuum of care for health consumers experiencing an acute alteration in physical health status.
  3. Reflect on the implications of socio-economic and socio-cultural realities on consumers and their family/whanau due to acute physical health alterations.
  4. Recognise and respond appropriately including assessing and initiating interventions to rapidly changing situations in acute care settings.
  5. Maintain a safe environment for self, health consumers, families/whanau, and co-workers.
  6. Apply the principles of safe medication storage and administration within the legal framework and institutional policy of the specific clinical setting.
  7. Meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.

Aim

To enable students to demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes when working with health consumers in mental health settings to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe what constitutes mental health for health consumers, family/whanau.
  2. Recognise common disorders and assess changes in mood, cognition and perception for the health consumer and family/whanau.
  3. Describe the impact of substance use and addiction on health consumers and their family/whanau.
  4. Identify changes for health consumers and implement appropriate interventions, including a recovery approach in response to changes in mental health.
  5. Explain how stigma and discrimination impact on consumers, family/whanau’s health and wellness.
  6. Apply the principles of safe medication storage and administration within the legal framework and institutional policy of the specific clinical setting.
  7. Maintain a safe environment for self, health consumers, families/whanau and co-workers
  8. Meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice.