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Diploma in Enrolled Nursing Enrolled nurses work under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse in a variety of health and disability settings

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Enrolled nurses assist registered nurses to deliver nursing care to individuals in community, residential and hospital settings. They perform delegated interventions from the nursing care plan to: provide care and comfort for individuals and groups, assist and support clients with the activities of daily living, observe and report changes in individual/group conditions and behaviours, safeguard dignity and promote independence and health and safety. Enrolled nurses contribute to nursing assessment, care planning, implementation and evaluation.

Programme information This 18 month programme is a combination of theory, which is undertaken at our Porirua campus, and supported clinical experience, which is undertaken in a variety of community and hospital settings. It is taught in two parts as follows: Part A (120 credits) The foundation component is taught in the first 12 months of the programme and provides the foundational knowledge and skills required to enable students to work as part of the health care team with clients/patients/residents in a range of hospital and community settings. Part B (60 credits) Students work towards being prepared to work effectively, efficiently and safely within a variety of broad practice areas including hospitals and community settings. Students prepare for State Final Examinations that are conducted by the Nursing Council of New Zealand for Enrolled Nurse registration.

This programme provides theory and hands-on experience to develop the skills required to become an enrolled nurse

Qualification Graduates gain a Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Career opportunities An enrolled nurse can work in any nursing and health setting under the direction and delegation of a registered nurse.

Further study options Graduates can apply to enrol in further study at Whitireia or other tertiary institutions.

0800 944 847

ADDITIONAL information Location

Entry requirements

Porirua campus, Wineera Drive, Porirua

Domestic: 36 credits NCEA Level 2 or equivalent; 12 credits NCEA Level 1 English and 12 credits NCEA Level 1 mathematics; evidence of suitability based on police vetting and health declaration

Start Date February


International: IELTS 6.5 in each band

18 months, full-time

Level 5

Fees Current fees are available on the Whitireia website

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July 2015

Diploma in Enrolled Nursing