Brian Gilchrist, Project Manager
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An Enrolled Nurse (EN) is a nurse registered
with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
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An EN practises under the direction and
delegation of a Registered Nurse (RN) to
deliver nursing care and health education
across the life span to health consumers in
community, residential or hospital settings
(Nursing Council of New Zealand, 2010)
Enrolled nurses assist health consumers with
the activities of daily living, observe changes
in health consumers’ conditions and report
these to the registered nurse, administer
medicines and undertake other nursing care
responsibilities appropriate to their assessed
competence
(Nursing Council of New Zealand, 2010)
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Comprises 90 level 4 credits, and 90 level 5
credits
Includes 900 hours of clinical experience: 200
hours of simulation in the lab, and 700 hours
in placement
Includes acute care, rehabilitation and mental
health
There is a State Final examination at the end
Paper
Name
Level
Credits
EN 401
The Discipline of Nursing
Four
15
EN 402
Applied structure and function of the human body
Four
15
EN 403
Applied social science for enrolled nurses
Four
15
EN 404
Clinical skills for enrolled nurses
Four
15
EN 405
Foundations for enrolled nurse practice
Four
30
EN 509
Enrolled nurse practice: Rehabilitation
Five
30
EN 510
Enrolled nurse practice: Acute care
Five
30
EN 511
Enrolled nurse practice: Mental health
Five
30
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You must first gain entry to UCOL
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Under 20 years of age
 36 credits NCEA level 2 or higher AND
 12 credits in NCEA English level 1 AND
 12 credits in NCEA Mathematics (or Pāngarau)
 OR equivalent
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You must first gain entry to UCOL
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Applicants over 20 years of age with no
formal academic qualifications must provide
evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability
to study at the appropriate level. This can be
through study, work or life experience
(Curriculum, section 2.3.1)
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We will ask you to fill in the UCOL health
declaration
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The fact that you report a medical condition does
not automatically prevent you from enrolling
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We may ask your doctor for further reports
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You must remain fit throughout the programme
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You will need to be screened for MRSA before
you commence on your practice placements
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Our clinical contracts also require us to check
your status for common communicable
diseases e.g. tuberculosis and hepatitis
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You will be asked to declare any convictions,
including traffic offences: clean slate does not apply
We will also ask you to authorise us to obtain a
police check
The fact that you have a conviction will not
necessarily stop you from enrolling
You will have to make a similar declaration when
you apply to sit State Finals
The final decision on registration rests with the
Nursing Council
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To be enrolled on the programme you must
hold a current First Aid certificate
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We will accept evidence that you have
enrolled on a first aid course as part of your
application
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We have details of suitable first aid courses
Uniforms
 We provide the tunic, you must provide suitable trousers
and shoes
 Equipment
 Stethoscope
 Fob watch with second hand
 Textbooks
 You must buy the prescribed texts
 Travel
 You must meet all travel costs
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There are four placements during the programme:
 Aged care: ten weeks
 Acute care: four weeks
 Rehabilitation: four weeks
 Mental health: four weeks
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We cannot guarantee that your placements will all
be in Whanganui
These will involve shift work
 Early may start at 7.00 am
 Late may finish at 11.00 pm, or later
 This may have implications for your child care
arrangements
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You will have to make up any hours you miss
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There are a set of competencies you must achieve
to pass each placement
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We will be starting on 1 August 2011
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There are two semesters, each 30 weeks long
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You will have to take your holidays and breaks at the times
we have set, which are not negotiable
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There is a seven week break in March and April 2012
between the two semesters
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State Finals is on 20 November 2012
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It is important that you get your paperwork
completed as soon as possible
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The health declaration and the referees reports are
your responsibility
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We will be having a conversation with every
applicant before we allocate places on the
programme. You must attend this conversation if
you want to be considered
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Or if you would like any more information:
 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468265)
 Coralie Kearse (Whanganui Information Centre)
 Brian Gilchrist 021 190 0055
 Lesley Baylis 06 952 7001 ext 60726.
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Diploma in Enrolled Nursing Level 5