Nursing and Health

Our programmes are responsive to the changing needs of the health sector, and our lecturers are highly qualified and well respected for their teaching and clinical skills.

We provide a supportive learning environment to meet the educational needs of our students, and we will gladly explore any educational requirements not catered for in our current offerings.

Courses

Next date: Please contact us for more information

Who should attend

This course is designed for New Zealand Registered Nurses who wish to gain an Annual Practising Certificate to return to practice.  The course may also be suitable for registered nurses who are required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand to undertake a competency assessment programme.

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.

Entry requirements
Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Evidence of registration as a nurse with the 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 Dean of the Faculty 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.  CMDHB requires that all students have been screened for immunity to the common vaccine-preventable diseases prior to placement.  These include measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis (Quantiferon, (QTF) – TB Gold) or 2 step Mantoux (TST).
  • Where there is no immunity, vaccination is required prior to placement.

and

  • All applicants must provide evidence of 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 applicant's choice.  Note: It is the personal responsibility of each applicant to arrange for indemnity insurance cover.
  • 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.
Duration:
Eight weeks full time (2 weeks theory and 6 weeks clinical). Accepting applications throughout the year.
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Next date: Thursday 8 November 2018

Who should attend
  • Health professionals
  • Registered nurses
  • Practice nurses
  • Mid-wives
Duration:
Two Hours
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Next date: Thursday 20 September 2018

Who should attend

Recommended for health professionals who provide regular care to those who are at risk of developing diabetes, or those who already have diabetes.

Duration:
Seven and a half hours per day with five classroom days.
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Next date: See below for details

Who should attend
  • Employees working in low hazard workplace settings like offices, retail shops and schools 
  • Members of the public wanting to learn how to react in emergency situations.

You must enrol for this certificate.  To enrol please contacts us at nursingandhealth@manukau.ac.nz or 968 8736.

Duration:
8 Hours (plus breaks)
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Who should attend
  • Employees working in medium and high hazard workplace settings like factories, construction sites
  • Security staff who are likely to be first responders in emergency situations
  • Other employees of clubs and recreational facilities 
  • Members of the public wanting to learn how to provide comprehensive first aid in emergency situations.

You must enrol for this certificate.  To enrol please contacts us at nursingandhealth@manukau.ac.nz or 09 968 8736.

Duration:
12 Hours (plus breaks)
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Who should attend
  • All First Aid certificate holders whose certificate is about to expire
  • First Aid Certificate are valid for 2 years from the date of issue
  • If your certificate was issued more than 2 years and 3 months ago you will need to complete the Workplace or Comprehensive First Aid Certificate.

You must enrol for this certificate.  To enrol please contacts us at nursingandhealth@manukau.ac.nz or 09 968 8736.

Duration:
6 Hours (plus breaks)
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Next date: 4 September 2018 (Wellington)
16 October 2018 (Auckland)

Who should attend

Develop your competence in a wide range of health promotion skills through this interactive course.

You will be introduced to the principles, concepts and practice of health promotion. This course will enable you to understand the role and importance of health promotion and the broader concept of health within a community and national setting.

You will also gain an introductory knowledge of health competency by using – Nga Kaiakatanga Hauora mo Aotearoa Health Promotion Competencies for Aotearoa New Zealand.

This certificate if offered part-time over 12 weeks with two weeks preparation, two weeks on-course and eight weeks self-directed learning totalling 100 hours.

This certificate is jointly offered by Manukau Institute of Technology and the Health Promotion Forum.

Duration:
12 weeks
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