NURS5311: Mauriora Tuatahi (Role of the Nurse)

Semester: One
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: Mauri Ora is the entrance into the Bachelor of Nursing Māori programme. The underlying concepts of this paper are whakapapa, wairuatanga, mātauranga, mōhiotanga, hauora, hinengaro, tinana and te reo. This paper aims to introduce students to ideas around Māori identity, culture, language and knowledge. It is through access to these ways of being that students will position themselves in today's society as tangata whenua. The aim of this paper is to strengthen students’ sense of identity and belonging to Aotearoa as they also become increasingly familiar with tikanga. This paper provides students with an opportunity to discover ways in which these things can be harnessed and integrated through nursing practice, where appropriate.


NURS5312: Waiora Tuatahi (Bioscience)

Semester: One
Credit Value: 15
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 150
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper aims to enable the student to embrace the concepts of Waiora, Whenua, Ranginui, Papatuanuku and Kaitiakitanga. According to Durie (1999), the Māori concept of waiora is linked with wider atmospheric and water environments. It relates to the fact that there is an interaction between people and the surrounding environment. As humans we are connected with surroundings and are responsive to the changes that are continually occurring. This paper introduces students to science concepts in relation to nursing. Scientific knowledge assists nurses to be thoroughly grounded in the anatomical composition and functioning of the body, to ensure good decision making about what and how nursing care is delivered.


NURS5313: Te Oranga Tuatahi (Socio-political Analysis of Health)

Semester: One
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper embraces concepts of oranga, whānau, hapū and iwitanga. gender, class, ethnicity and socioeconomic position all play an important part in determining the probability of wellness and access to healthcare (Dew & Matheson, 2008)*. This paper will provide students with an opportunity to explore the context of how Māori communities are situated within the social, economic and political environment in Aotearoa. The importance of te Tiriti ō Waitangi as the founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand will be explored. Students will be introduced to social theories, and explore reasons for the poor health status of specific cultural groups within Aotearoa.


NURS5314: Toiora Tuatahi (Foundations of Nursing Practice)

Semester: One
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 160
Clinical Hours: 40
Aims: The paper aims to introduce students to the concepts of health promotion, health education and health assessment in nursing practice and wellness perceptions. Concepts such as mana atua, mana tangata, rangatiratanga, pūkenga, mana tapu and te aroha and theories learnt in class will be applied in nursing practice settings. Students have the opportunity to master essential nursing skills in simulated laboratories and clinical practice settings under the supervision of a registered nurse. Students also demonstrate communication and assessment skills within community settings. This paper focuses in particular on the delivery of fundamental nursing assessment with kaumātua in a primary health care setting. The paper is aligned with Waiora, and will enable students to have a beginning understanding of how to care for clients experiencing alterations and/or complexities related to their health status.


NURS5315: Ngā Manukura Tuatahi (Communication)

Semester: One
Credit Value: 5
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 50
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper aims to enable the student to embrace the concepts of ngā manukura, whakapiri and te reo. The role of the nurse in Māori and other communities includes working in partnership to ensure that whānau, hapū and iwi Māori have the capacity to voice their concerns and identify workable solutions to their health problems. In this paper, students identify an awareness of their style of communicating. Students are expected to enhance their communication skills within the context of whānau, hapū, iwi and demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both in mainstream settings and Māori contexts. Effective communication is the key to cultural safety in relating to clients/patient, whānau, hapū and iwi.


NURS5321: Te Mana Whakahaere Tuatahi (Professional Nursing Concepts)

Semester: Two
Pre-requisites: All Year One Semester One papers
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: The paper aims to enable the student to develop knowledge and understanding of the realities in nursing practice of working with Māori and others. They develop understandings of Māori health knowledge and identify strategies for professional practice.


NURS5322: Waiora Tuatahi (Bioscience)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5324
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 15
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 150
Clinical Hours: Nil
Aims: This paper embraces concepts of waiora, whenua, ranginui, papatuanuku and kaitiakitanga. According to Durie (1999), the Māori concepts of Waiora are linked with wider atmospheric and water environments, relating to the fact there is an interaction between people and the surrounding environment. As humans we are connected with the environment and are responsive to the changes they are continually undergoing. This paper introduces students to science concepts in relation to nursing. Scientific knowledge assists nurses to be thoroughly grounded in the anatomical composition and functioning of the body, to ensure that good decision making informs how nursing care is delivered.


NURS5323: Te Oranga Tuatahi (Socio-Political Analysis of Health)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper explores the influences on Māori communities in relation to the social, cultural, economic and political environments in Aotearoa and the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in relation to these social determinants where nursing is practiced.


NURS5324: Toiora Tuatahi (Foundations of Nursing Practice)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5322
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 140
Clinical Hours: 60
Aims: This paper embraces concepts of mana atua, mana tangata, rangatiratanga, pūkenga, mana tapu and te aroha. This paper introduces student to the concepts of health promotion and health education in nursing practice. Principles and theories learnt in class will be applied in nursing practice settings. Students will have the opportunity to fine tune their essential nursing skills in simulated laboratories and in a range of clinical practice settings under the supervision of a registered nurse. This paper focuses on the delivery of fundamental nursing care for kaumātua and disabled people, with a primary health care focus. The paper is aligned with Waiora (for example pathophysiology) and will enable students to also have a beginning understanding of how to care for clients experiencing alterations and/or complexities related to their health status.


NURS5325: Ngā Manukura Tuatahi (Communication)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5324
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 5
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 50
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper aims to heighten students knowing about their style of communication and their ability to effectively communicate within the context of Māori communities and the wider community where nursing is practiced.

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