Who should attend
This certificate is open to both New Zealand and internationally qualified registered nurses who hold a Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent and who wish to gain an annual practising certificate.
Are you a New Zealand qualified registered nurse?
This is the course for you if you have been out of practice for more than five years and you wish to regain your Aotearoa New Zealand registration so you can return to nursing; or if you are seeking professional development for the Nursing Council and want to obtain an annual practicing certificate.
Are you an internationally qualified registered nurse?
Many nurses who have been registered overseas will need to successfully complete a Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) before they are granted Aotearoa New Zealand registration. If you are an overseas registered nurse looking to obtain Aotearoa New Zealand registration, this certificate will prepare you to work in a contemporary New Zealand health environment.
This certificate will give you the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand Registered Nurse Competencies and practice effectively within the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
You will gain experience in a clinical environment within the public or private sector which has been assessed by the school as able to provide quality learning experiences.
Nursing placements for competence assessment will be coordinated for you by the clinical coordinator.
Upon completion of this certificate, you will be eligible to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for registration and a practising certificate to work in Aotearoa New Zealand as a registered nurse.
|Time||8.30am - 4.00pm (theory hours). Shift hours will apply to clinical practice, Monday through Sunday.|
|Study location(s)||MIT Manukau and clinical placement locations|
|Domestic fees||$2,800 (approx.)|
|International fees (NZD)||NZD$10,300 (approx.)|
|Offered by||School of Nursing|
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Apply safe practice in the scope of a Registered Nurse by meeting the competencies specified by the Nursing Council of New Zealand
- Consistently apply effective and appropriate communication skills on personal, professional and organisational levels
- Interpret the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and the responsibility of nursing to respond to Māori health disparities through improved nursing and health service delivery
- Apply evidence-based practice and current research to practice nursing in a holistic manner accessing appropriate resources to enhance practice when own limitations are identified
- Evaluate and respond to the culturally diverse nature of the practice of nursing in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.