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.
Please note: In accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, Covid vaccinations are mandatory for workers in the healthcare sector. 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, will 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.
24 January - 15 April
16 May - 5 August
5 September - 25 November
|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||$3,000 (approx.)|
|International fees (NZD)||NZD$10,450 (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 21 April 2022. The fee quoted is an indicative short course fee. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. Short courses stated as eligible for free study in 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. International Students holding an appropriate visa may enrol on this course. All short course fees are in New Zealand Dollars and inclusive of GST. Manukau Institute of Technology reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course with insufficient enrolments or for any other reason where cancellation is necessary before the course is planned to start. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020.