NURS6216: Professional Nursing Three

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 a nurse 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. Cultural safety is introduced as a foundation for enabling students to 'think like a nurse' and practise in a manner that promotes a sense of health and well-being for themselves and others. The impact of te Tiriti o Waitangi as a foundation for relationships between Māori and others in Aotearoa, and nursing history serves as foundations for students’ awareness of nursing as a profession founded on partnerships with clients and colleagues. Students develop core communication skills including academic scholarship as a foundation for these relationships.


NURS6217: Praxis Three

Semester: One
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: None
Credit Value: 40
NZQA Level: 5
Learning Hours: 360
Clinical Hours: 40
Aims: This paper is made up of key concepts (1-6) which incorporate the principles of nursing practice and nursing science. The 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 enables 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.


NURS6226: Professional Nursing Four

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS6227 Praxis Four
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 20
NZQA Level: 6
Learning Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: Nil
Aims: This paper enables students to examine and practice nursing in accordance with the values and ethical principles of the profession, which acknowledge and promote a person's individuality, ability, culture and choice. Utilising critical reflection, students analyse nursing roles and professional judgements in relation to ethical, legal and professional standards of practice. Kawawhakaruruhau (cultural safety in nursing) is explored within the context of establishing functional partnerships within healthcare services. Students are expected to further advance their academic scholarship, including the ability to critically analyse information and form a scholarly argument.


NURS56227: Praxis Four

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: NURS6226 Professional Nursing Four
Pre-requisites: All Semester One Papers
Credit Value: 40
NZQA Level: 6
Learning Hours: 64
Clinical Hours: 336
Aims: This paper aims to enable students to develop and integrate knowledge developed in Semester One. This paper aims to advance students’ skills in independent inquiry and contribution to team outcomes. Students demonstrate an ability to link theory to practice to inform using clinical judgement and an ability to form effective relationships in a variety of contexts. Students demonstrate an ability to develop a therapeutic nurse-client relationship reflecting culturally safe practice. Students collaborate with health professionals and clients in assessment, care planning, care delivery and evaluation. Students act like professional nurses.

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