Certificate of Achievement in Registered Nurse Competency to Practice

Programme highlights

This course is designed for New Zealand Registered Nurses who have been out of practice for more than five years and wish to gain an Annual Practising Certificate. 

Students are required to demonstrate knowledge and competencies defined by the Nursing Council of New Zealand to enable them to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Please note: We are unable to accept applications from overseas registered nurses or non-residents of New Zealand.

Key facts

Start Month(s) 23 May
Study Location(s) MIT Otara
MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $5,600 (approx.)
Youth Guarantee Not available
Programme Code MN0557
Duration

8 weeks, full time (2 weeks theory and six weeks clinical)

Study Method
Credits 35
International Fees
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship Not available
Qualification Certificate of Achievement

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Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

NZ Registered Nurses

Evidence of Registration as a Nurse with Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ)

and

All applicants are preferred to have a minimum of 2 years' full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse. Entry may be granted by the Head of Department for applicants who have had less than 2 years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse but whose application indicates potential to succeed on the Short Award. These applicants may require extra time to demonstrate competency and will be informed that this will incur an extra cost.

and

All applicants must produce evidence of their immune status in respect of the following: Hepatitis B antibody status, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken Pox, MRSA, Mantoux skin test (if a chest x-ray is done after the Mantoux a copy of the report is to be provided).

and

All applicants must provide indemnity insurance cover prior to beginning the course. This may be arranged through New Zealand Nurses Organisation, the College of Nurses Aotearoa (NZ) Inc, or a private insurer of the applicants choice. Note: It is the personal responsibility of each applicant to arrange for indemnity insurance cover.

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Faculty Dean.

Programme structure

Content is structured around the four domains of the Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice. Theory and clinical learning and assessment apply.

All applicants must produce evidence of their immune status. (Relevant details will be made available.)

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the Academic year and key dates.

Offered by

Faculty of Nursing and Health Studies

Need help applying?

We're here to support you to succeed.

If you need help with applying or advice on choosing a programme, our Information and Application Centre is here to give you guidance.

Send us a message, call us on 0800 62 62 52 or come in and see us.

Information is correct as at August 2017. Programme fees may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted on this website are based on the indicative 2018 fee structure. [Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2018 are based on the 2017 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2018.] All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. If your fees are paid by credit card, a credit card fee will be payable in addition to programme fees. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989.