Otago Polytechnic

Programmes

CERTIFICATE

Health bridging certificate

  • Dunedin or online with compulsory block courses
  • One year full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July* (*six-month, full-time option possible for those with advanced standing)
  • Apply now

Don’t have the academic requirements you need to enter one of our diploma- or degree-level healthcare programmes? No problem. By studying courses such as Function of the Human Body and an Introduction to Careers in Health, you will be well-prepared to apply for your chosen diploma or degree.

DIPLOMA

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • Eighteen months full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 September (the Selection Committee will continue to review applications after this date)

Enrolled Nurses deliver nursing care and health education across a range of health care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Prepare to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as an Enrolled Nurse through this diploma. Time spent in our clinical practice facility and on clinical placement will give you vital hands-on experience and allow you to put your theory into practice.

DEGREE

Bachelor of Nursing

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 September (the Selection Committee will continue to review applications after this date)

Become educated to the highest professional standards through both theoretical and practical learning. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

COURSES FOR REGISTERED NURSES

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • Five-eight weeks, full-time
  • Starts April, July & September 2020
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Complete this theoretical and applied programme to obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge required to be part of a healthcare team in New Zealand.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • Eight-twelve weeks, full-time
  • Starts April, July & September 2020
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Ideal if you need a Competency Assessment Programme to obtain nursing registration in New Zealand. Gain the specific knowledge required to practice as part of a healthcare team in the New Zealand system.