Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

Bachelor degree
36 months
Full-time
Intakes: 15/07/2019
International tuition: NZ$22,950
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,943

Program overview

Year One (Level 5): The first year of study has a health focus and students are supported to become student nurses by gaining knowledge of nursing theory and research, nursing practice, bio-science, te Tiriti o Waitangi, communications, social determinants of health, life span development and Pacific heritage. Students are taught in simulated settings and in class, with short periods of clinical practice during the year. Bachelor of Nursing Pacific Year One Course Outlines Year Two (Level 6): Students become independent learners and add to the knowledge gained in year one. Block periods of 3-4 weeks clinical practice occur in a variety of settings within both the Nursing Practice Community course and the Nursing Practice Mental Health course. Other courses include Pacific Health, Nursing​ Knowledge and Research, Reflective Practice and Applied Bio-Nursing. Bachelor of Nursing Pacific Year Two Course Outlines Year Three (Level 7): Practice and theory knowledge is consolidated in preparation for practice. In the first semester, students focus on nursing practice in acute settings, bio-nursing, Pacific community development and public health/health promotion. In the second semester, students complete a leadership course, have an extended period in clinical practice, and prepare for Nursing Council State Final Examinations and RN (registered nurse) practice. Bachelor of Nursing Pacific Year Three Course Outlines On successful completion of this programme, graduates receive the Bachelor of Nursing Pacific, are eligible to sit the Nursing Council State Finals, and can apply to enrol in postgraduate programmes of study.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus

Requirements

Whitireia degree academic entry requirements, or equivalent academic/work experience; evidence of suitability based on interview, health screening, safety check, referee reports Interview The interview determines the applicant's preparedness for study, ability to meet the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (if applicable) and any registration board requirements in terms of being fit for registration. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following qualities: effective interpersonal communication skills understanding of, and capability to, work in the professional health and social services sector commitment and motivation to succeed Safety check As required by the Vulnerable Children's Act (2014), students who may work with children during the course of their study must be safety checked. Safety checking includes reference checking, work history, identity check, police vet and an overall assessment of the applicant's safety to work with children. International students Proven equivalence to entry requirements plus IELTS 6.5 in each band

Career opportunities

Nurses are present across the entire spectrum of health-service delivery and, with over 40,000 registered, they are the largest part of the professional health workforce. The most common image of the nurse is in a hospital ward or general practice, but in reality, nurses are found in a much wider range of health and disability services settings. Nurses work in child-health services, residential-care facilities, mental-health services, community services, marae, independent-nurse clinics, public-health services, occupational health and safety, the defence forces, sexual-health services, ACC case management, prisons, policy development and implementation, health-service management, education and research, as well as in many other settings.

Campus location

Porirua , New Zealand

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