QualificationNew Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)Programme code: NZ2889
International feesNot available to international students
Launch your career as a nurse in an essential industry.
Study this diploma to become a highly-skilled enrolled nurse. You will gain the necessary critical skills, learn in our modern clinical learning suite, and get the chance to work with patients in a range of healthcare settings.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Examination and apply for registration as an enrolled nurse in New Zealand.
Māori and Pasifika pathways
If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.
Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.
Please note: Although the Government vaccine mandate for health and disability workers ended on 11:59pm 26 September 2022, some employers can still require workers to be vaccinated due to their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act. Placement is a compulsory component of MIT’s healthcare programmes. To go on placement in this sector, students will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to MIT. Students that hold a medical exemption that prevents them from being vaccinated are permitted to work in the healthcare sector, but will have limited placement opportunities in that sector. Students that are not vaccinated, or that do not wish to share their vaccination status with MIT, may not be able to go on placement in the healthcare sector. If you hold a medical exemption, or if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination to MIT, your placement opportunities will accordingly be limited and MIT cannot guarantee availability with placement providers. If this applies to you, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your options.
Study nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology
The School of Nursing encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds who want to be employed in healthcare. If you believed you meet the following entry criteria with alternative evidence, please contact us to assess your eligibility for this programme.
Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- NCEA Level 2 which must include 12 credits in Level 1 Mathematics, or
- New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) or equivalent
If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), MIT will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
- Applicants who are unable to evidence that they meet Academic Requirements, but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternative entry. This may include Recognition of Prior Learning.
- Consent to Disclosure of Information;
- Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form. The form will be sent by MIT to the Police Licencing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website;
- A first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace) which is current at the time the programme starts;
- Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview;
- Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s). Your referee reports, personal statement and interview (if required) should provide evidence of appropriateness to study in the nursing profession. In your personal statement you should outline why you have chosen nursing as a career and describe personal qualities and relevant aspects from your life experiences which will enhance your application;
- In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, you must meet various Health Authority requirements. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.
- You will need to buy a uniform.
- If English is not the applicant’s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart. Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact MIT for an assessment;
- IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest).
Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test. The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA, therefore; applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills.
Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.
You will need to complete the below eight courses (180 credits):
726.407 Nursing as a profession: enrolled nursing (15 credits)
Enables you to develop contemporary knowledge underpinning enrolled nursing.
726.408 Foundations for enrolled nurse practice (30 credits)
Enables you to participate in simulation and gain clinical experience in a range of health care settings to meet entry level Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice. You will be required to attend a minimum of 250 hours of clinical experience.
726.409 Clinical skills for enrolled nurses (15 credits)
Enables you to safely practise skills in a simulated clinical setting under the direction of a registered nurse.
726.410 Applied structure and function of the human body (15 credits)
Enables you to understand and apply the basic structure and function of major body systems to enrolled nursing practice.
726.411 Applied social science for enrolled nurses (15 credits)
Enables you to understand key concepts from developmental, cultural and social theories and how these influence the health of consumers, families/whanau and the community.
726.501 Enrolled nurse practice: rehabilitation (30 credits)
Enables you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice in settings that support the principles of rehabilitation. You will be required to attend a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience.
726.504 Enrolled nurse practice: mental health and addiction (30 credits)
Enables you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes when working with heath consumers in mental health settings to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice. You will be required to attend a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience.
726.505 Enrolled nurse practice: acute care (30 credits)
Enables you to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes in an acute care (medical/surgical/perioperative) setting to meet the requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for the enrolled nurse scope of practice. You will be required to attend a minimum of 150 hours of clinical experience.
Information is correct as at 24 November 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and 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 in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.