Course Overview

Offered through Wintec, this course is for those who want to work in clinical settings as an enrolled nurse and a valued member of the health team.

Students will gain knowledge in nursing, social science, and the structure and function of the human body. They will learn skills in simulated learning environments which can then be applied on placements in clinical practice. A range of clinical courses in different health care settings will prepare students to practice in areas including rehabilitation, acute care and mental health.

After completing this programme students will be able to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit an exam to be registered as an Enrolled Nurse; this means they will be able to practise under the direction of a Registered Nurse.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)
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Study options

1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Part-time study available

Total credits 180
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $11,880 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) provides an opportunity for those wishing to be employed or already employed in health care to gain registration with the NCNZ as an enrolled nurse and develop a career pathway.

Graduates of this programme (who also meet Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements) will be competent to practise as an Enrolled Nurse in a variety of health care settings under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse. Graduates of Enrolled Nursing (Nēhi Whakauru) are able to deliver nursing care and health education across the lifespan of health consumers.

On completion of the programme, graduates are eligible to apply to NCNZ to sit the state exam for registration as an enrolled nurse. Graduates will have gained a nationally recognised qualification in a sector with strong employment opportunities and career pathways.

Topics you'll cover

  • Pūkenga Nēhi / Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing
  • Te Whakahangai Putaiao Paori / Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses
  • Ngā Ahuatanga o te Tinana / Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body
  • Ngā Pukenga Manaaki / Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing
  • Te Tūāpapa Whakatinana Pukenga / Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice
  • Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakaora Tangata / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care
  • Hauora Wairangi: Mate Hiahia / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addiction
  • Ngā Whakatinanatanga Tapuhi: Whakamatutu / Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $11,880 for domestic students
Course related costs
  • May include purchasing nursing uniform
  • Clinical Key Student and Med + Safe (Cost to be confirmed)

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Student Loans and Allowances

This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.

  • A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
  • A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you're studying. You don't have to pay the money back.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • NCEA Level 2 (including 12 credits for maths at Level 1) OR 
  • Completed the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Level 3)

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

Other Considerations

Applicants who have had a criminal conviction at any time in the past must declare the circumstances in confidence to the Academic Lead for Nursing. All students accepted will be required to complete a police vetting check on entry and prior to completing the Diploma to demonstrate they are “fit for registration” as a nurse.

Two character references are required (these should be from persons in positions of trust such as; an employer, Teacher, Pastor, Kaumatua or Kuia. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted.

Confirmation of acceptance on to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) is subject to submission of the following documents prior to the start date:

  • Current comprehensive First Aid Certificate
  • Evidence of immunity as identified by Te Puna Whai Ora, Department of Nursing and the department’s clinical partners
  • Declaration regarding physical and mental health status from a GP or Practice Nurse

All organisations have an obligation under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 to take all reasonable practicable steps to keep themselves and others safe; this means an obligation to eliminate or otherwise control the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace. If you choose not to be vaccinated, this will have an impact on your ability to be accepted on placement in a healthcare organisation; and this will in turn have an impact on your ability to successfully complete your Diploma in Enrolled Nursing. Accordingly, all students applying to enrol on the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest)

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 1.5 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • Part-time study available

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