NURS5112 – Treaty of Waitangi

Semester: One
Co-requisites: NURS5113, NURS5114
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper is designed to ensure that students understand that te Tiriti o Waitangi is a cornerstone of Aotearoa as a nation and is therefore central to government health policy. This paper provides an opportunity for students to understand the nature of the relationships between Māori and the Crown and between Māori and Pacific people in Aotearoa/New Zealand.


NURS5113 – Nursing Practice 1

Semester: One
Co-requisites: All associated Level 5 papers
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 65
Clinical Hours: 35
Aims: The paper aims to enable students to begin to apply theoretically-based learning to their nursing practice. Students have the opportunity to begin to develop their skills and knowledge as they might apply across the lifespan in a range of appropriately supervised clinical settings. Basic concepts of health, hygiene and nutrition are examined from a Pacific cultural perspective. Students have the opportunity to apply their learning in a range of clinical settings under the supervision of a registered nurse. This paper focuses in particular on the delivery of fundamental nursing care for infants, children and their families, older adults and people with disabilities.


NURS5114 – Pacific Heritage

Semester: One
Co-requisites: NURS5112, NURS5113, NURS5127
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Theory Hours: 70 Student Directed Learning
Hours: 28
Clinical Hours: 30
Aims: The paper aims to enable students to advance their knowledge of their own Pacific cultural heritage and to learn how to integrate this knowledge into their nursing practice. The paper will enable students to achieve negotiated goals that advance their learning.


NURS5115 – Bioscience

Semester: One
Co-requisites: NURS5113, NURS5114
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper introduces students to Bioscience as both a methodology and a body of knowledge. Understanding the physical form and function of the human body is foundational to safe nursing practice.


NURS5116 – Nursing Knowledge

Semester: One
Co-requisites: NURS5113
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: This paper is an introduction to the profession of nursing. It provides students with foundational knowledge of the historical development of nursing, the legal and ethical parameters of nursing within the New Zealand context and a beginning understanding of the relationship between nursing practice, nursing research and nursing knowledge.


NURS5122 – Nursing Practice II

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 65
Clinical Hours: 35
Aims: This paper aims to provide students with an introduction to safe clinical nursing practice, and enables them to begin to apply theoretically based learning to their nursing practice. Students have the opportunity to begin to develop their skills and knowledge as they might apply across the lifespan in a range of appropriately supervised clinical settings. Basic concepts of health, hygiene and nutrition will be examined from a Pacific cultural perspective. Students have the opportunity to apply their learning in a range of clinical settings under the supervision of a registered nurse. This paper will focus in particular on the delivery of fundamental nursing care for infants, children and their families, older adults and people with disabilities.


NURS5123 – Pacific Heritage II

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5122, NURS5127
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Theory Hours: 70
Clinical Hours: 30
Aims: This paper provides the opportunity for students to advance their knowledge of their own Pacific cultural heritage and to learn how to integrate this knowledge into their nursing practice. The paper will enable students to achieve negotiated goals that advance their learning.


NURS5124 – Bioscience II

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5113, NURS5114
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: Nil
Aims: This paper aims to introduce students to Bioscience as both a methodology and a body of knowledge. Understanding the physical form and function of the human body is foundational to safe nursing practice.


NURS5126 – Lifespan Development

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: Nil
Pre-requisites: All Semester One papers
Credit Value: 10
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 100
Clinical Hours: Nil
Aims: This paper aims to enable students to provide foundational knowledge about the theories of growth and development across the lifespan. This knowledge is applied in practice to ensure that effective and developmentally appropriate assessment, planning and evaluation is incorporated in nursing care. Students critically examine the theories of lifespan development to determine their applicability to Pacific peoples’ understanding of age and gender related roles.


NURS5127 – Social Determinants of Health

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS5122
Pre-requisites: Nil
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 5
Theory Hours: 180
Clinical Hours: 20
Aims: This paper aims to provide students with knowledge about the context of health and nursing care within the broader social determinants of health. Students are introduced to critical social theory in order for them to gain an understanding from a social, cultural and economic perspective how and why people experience different patterns of health and illness.

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