Vivienne McNair

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Vivienne McNair

Masters of Nursing (First Class Honours); New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Teaching

Position

Programme co-ordinator

Teaching areas

Nursing: Certificate of Achievement in Registered Nurse Competency to Practice (Level 7)

Biography

Viv is a skilled nurse educator who is committed to student success, and supporting both returning to nursing and internationally qualified nurses on their pathway.

Why I love MIT

This programme is unique. It prepares our IQNs students and return to nursing students, to gain their Nursing Council of New Zealand registration to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). The class size is small, and students form a ‘community of practice’ and support one another during the 12 weeks. Students have an opportunity to learn about the professional context of nursing, the RN scope of practice, and professional nursing standards. Students then have a period of clinical practice, where they gain transfer new knowledge into practice and demonstrate safe, competent clinical care.

Research interests

  • Clinical competence assessment and clinical supervision.

Awards and grants

  • The New Zealand Nurses Organisation
  • Nurses Executives New Zealand.