NURS5216: Professional Nursing One

Semester: One
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: None
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: None
Aims: In this paper, students begin the process of “formation” as nurses while they explore their knowledge of self and work in partnership with others. This paper aims to enable students to explore their own realities and preconceptions that they bring to their cultural and professional identity as nursing students living in Aotearoa New Zealand.


NURS5217: Praxis One

Semester: One
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: None
Credit Value: 40
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 360
Clinical Hours: 40
Aims: This paper aims to enable students to begin to think like a nurse by using noticing, interpreting, responding and reflecting as part of clinical judgement. This will enable students to work with clients in a culturally safe manner to achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. Clinical experiences provide students with learning opportunities to apply their knowledge, skills and abilities related to health assessment, health promotion and health maintenance based on the needs of clients.


NURS5226: Professional Nursing Two

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: NURS5216
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: Nil
Aims: In this paper, students develop an understanding of nursing in contemporary New Zealand society. The paper focuses on introducing students to nursing interventions aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities in New Zealand. The significance of te Tiriti o Waitangi to nursing practice provides an important basis for the paper. Students learn about social determinants of health, issues of power, equity and diversity, social justice and bi-cultural partnership. They also gain a familiarity with interventions such as primary health care, health promotion and health literacy. Students extend their understandings of culturally safe nursing practice and continue their professional nursing formation.


NURS5227: Professional Nursing Two

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: Nil
Pre-requisites: NURS5217
Credit Value: 40
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 280
Clinical Hours: 120
Aims: This paper is made up of key concepts (7-12) which incorporate the principles of nursing practice and nursing science. Clinical experiences provide students with learning opportunities to apply their knowledge, skills and abilities related to health assessment, health promotion and health maintenance based on the needs of clients. Students will incorporate culturally safe practice as they begin to think like a nurse and start to form their own nursing identity. By the end of the year they successfully integrate knowledge from all year one papers in order to meet the year one competencies.

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