Course details

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
NZQF Level 5

About the course

If you are a natural carer, patient, compassionate and want to help others, the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing will help you start your healthcare career in just 18 months. Enrolled Nurses are an essential part of our healthcare sector and provide nursing care in collaboration with Registered Nurses or other registered health practitioners.

This professional nursing qualification will allow you to work in a range of settings including acute health care, rehabilitation, and mental health in hospitals, community services, medical centres or in aged care.

Through a blend of classroom theory sessions, clinical environment simulation, and clinical placements you will learn:

  • Nursing Profession
  • Applied Social Science
  • Applied Structure and Function of the Human body
  • Clinical Skills
  • Nursing Practice
  • Acute Care
  • Mental Health and Addictions
  • Rehabilitation

On successful completion of this programme graduates will be eligible to apply to Nursing Council of New Zealand to sit the NCNZ State Exam and register as a qualified Enrolled Nurse.

Stage One: Foundation Phase (Feb to Nov)

NURS411 Nursing as a Profession: Enrolled Nursing

NURS412 Applied Social Science for Enrolled Nurses

NURS413 Applied Structure and Function of the Human Body

NURS414 Clinical Skills for Enrolled Nursing

NURS415 Foundations for Enrolled Nursing Practice

NURS513  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Rehabilitation and Community

*You must complete all Stage 1 papers before moving on to Stage 2

Stage Two: Specialty Phase (Feb to July)

NURS511 Enrolled Nursing Practice: Acute Care

NURS512  Enrolled Nursing Practice: Mental Health and Addictions

About the provider

Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) provides quality tertiary education and training across a wide range of subjects and qualifications. From certificates to postgraduate studies, we offer NZQA programmes for students to learn at a level and pathway that suits them.

We are home to the Zero Fees Scheme and are the only tertiary provider in New Zealand to offer a no tuition cost education to domestic NZ students for every year of study, at all levels.

We offer SIT programmes at campuses in Invercargill, Christchurch, Queenstown, Gore, Auckland and online through SIT2LRN Distance Learning.

We also have specialised faculties in music and rural education - MAINZ – Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand (Auckland & Christchurch) and Telford in Balclutha, South Otago.