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Diploma in Enrolled Nursing
Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

  • ID:AIC640126
  • Level:1-Year Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,580.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$22,580.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2 which must include 12 credits in Level 1 Mathematics


  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Ara Health Pathway or equivalent

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5

Other requirements

Alternative requirements

  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Additional requirements

  • In addition you need to:

    • provide a first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace) which is current at the time the programme starts.
    • provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s). Your referee reports, personal statement and interview (if required) should provide evidence of appropriateness to study in the nursing profession. In your personal statement you should outline why you have chosen nursing as a career and describe personal qualities and relevant aspects from your life experiences which will enhance your application.
    • meet various Health Authority requirements in order to participate in the clinical components of the programme. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.
    • buy a uniform.
    • Consent to Disclosure of Information Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of Department. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
    • you may be required to attend an interview if you meet academic entry criteria.

Course Information

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to help meet the growing demand for nurses in New Zealand.

If you'd like to gain a formal qualification in nursing, this full-time, 18-month diploma programme will equip you with the theory and clinical nursing practice required to apply for registration as an enrolled nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.*

Your study comprises of a combination of theory, practice in simulated environments and clinical placements in different health care settings. Practise your skills in different nursing contexts such as rehabilitation, acute care and mental health while studying the fundamentals of nursing and the human body.

Your clinical practice may not all be within Christchurch and may include placements in the West Coast, Marlborough, Ashburton and North Canterbury. Clinical placements will require you to work shift work starting and finishing anytime from 6.30am - 11.30pm. Theory classes are timetabled between 8am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

Following completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing, graduates must pass the NCNZ registration examination and meet other criteria to be issued with a practising certificate and be able to work as an enrolled nurse.

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Pre Courses

Upon completing this diploma you can take your professional nursing career to the next level with our Bachelor of Nursing.

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Pathway Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate of the programme (who also meets Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements) you will be competent to practise as a beginning level enrolled nurse under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, community aged care facilities, iwi and Māori trusts, mental health and other health care facilities.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: NZD $600 per year

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