- You must provide the original written notification from the Nursing Council of the requirement to complete a Competence Assessment Programme before registration.
- You must have a recognised degree in Nursing.
- You must have at least two years' experience as a registered nurse.
- You must be computer literate and preferably have access to a laptop.
- You must provide a Criminal Conviction History Report.
- If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 7.0, with no band score less than 7.0,OR Occupational English Test (OET) with a B band in each section.
Theory: BN 714: Professional Nursing Practice (5 Credits) (Level 7)
Learn about the legal, ethical, cultural and evidence-based professional aspects of nursing in New Zealand. This course provides the basis for developing knowledge and skills for meeting some of the Registered Nurse Competencies and runs over four days; your learning will be assessed at the completion of the theoretical component.
Theory: BN 713: Health Assessment (Adult) and Nursing Skills (10 Credits) (Level 7)
Ensure that your knowledge and skills in adult health assessment and practical nursing skills are evidence-based and current for the New Zealand health system environment. This course runs over six days and has assessed components, all of these must be passed before commencing clinical.
Clinical: BN 712 Nursing Practice (15 Credits) (Level 7)
This clinical course commences immediately after the two theory courses. Through experiential learning, orientate yourself to nursing practice in New Zealand and demonstrate your ability to meet the Nursing Council Registered Nurses Competencies. Successful completion of this course, as well as the theory courses, will mean you are able to apply for registration with the Nursing Council. If you do not achieve the competencies by the end of the clinical course, you may re-enrol. This course involves at least 240 hours of full-time rostered duties at an approved clinical provider.
Information on approved clinical providers is available from the Programme Coordinator for this Competency Assessment Programme.
8-12 weeks full-time
Face-to-face and online learning, 10 days in theoretical skill-based study, plus a minimum of 240 hours in clinical practice at a clinical provider arranged by Otago Polytechnic predominantly in Dunedin or the Otago region
30 January, 15 May, 24 July and 2 October, 2017