NURS7311: Waiora Tuatoru (Pathophysiology)

Semester: One
Pre-requisites: All Year Two papers
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper is directly related to the Acute/Complex Nursing paper (NURS7312), offered simultaneously in the first semester of the third year of this programme. The paper aims to enable the student the opportunity to develop their knowledge of pathophysiology relevant to acute alterations in health.


NURS7312: Toiora Tuawha (Acute/Complex Nursing)

Semester: One
Pre-requisites: All Year Two papers
Credit Value: 40
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 120
Clinical Hours: 280
Aims: Working from a holistic position of health, this paper provides the student with opportunities to develop their nursing skills, which includes the application of critical thinking and clinical judgement skills in adapting nursing interventions to practice in acute secondary clinical settings. In doing so, the student will have the opportunity to demonstrate that they command a wide range of knowledge and skills that enables them to provide safe nursing care within complex and variable contexts.


NURS7321: Ngā Manukura (Leadership in Nursing)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: Nil
Pre-requisites: All Year One, Two & Three Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aim: The paper aims to enable the student to focus on the notions of Māori and tauiwi leadership in nursing. Students develop an awareness of their responsibilities around what it means to be actively engaged in ones community to work towards improving the health status for Māori and other communities where nursing occurs. Further, students can advance their critique of nursing through the development of a Māori nurse ‘lens’ to inform their own nursing praxis.


NURS7322: Te Mana Whakahaere Tuatoru (Preparation for Practice)

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: Nil
Pre-requisites: Year Three Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 50
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 140
Clinical Hours: 360
Aim: This paper provides the student with an opportunity to integrate theory and practice and to consolidate their learning in preparation for them graduating as a beginning registered nurse. The student is able to demonstrate they are successfully transitioning out of their ‘student nurse role’ into the role of Tapuhi/beginning registered nurse by delivering safe competent nursing care in complex and variable contexts, with increasing levels of clinical complexity and contributing a nursing perspective in clinical decision making at a beginning registered nurse level. Students who successfully complete this paper are eligible to apply to the Programme Leader and the New Zealand Nursing Council to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

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