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Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori (Nursing)

Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi

Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori (Nursing)

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi, The Bachelor of Health Science Māori (Nursing) is accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority. It prepares students for registration as a nurse with a focus on primary health care and community development, but not to the exclusion of other areas of nursing and clinical health practice.

The programme prepares students who will be competent as registered nurses, demonstrating ngākau māhaki, excellence, safety and confidence in their nursing practice, and emphasising reciprocity and the sharing of knowledge.

In order to work effectively with Māori you must possess knowledge in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and tikanga Hauora. Tauira on the programme will learn about effective delivery of health services to Māori within Māori health paradigms and tikanga Māori.

You will be prepared to deliver quality health services to Māori and other Aotearoa New Zealand citizens, and meet the cultural and nursing requirements for both Hauora Māori providers and non-Māori health service providers.

This programme provides another choice in health and nursing training, education and development.

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COURSE DETAILS
Duration:
3 Year/s
Location/s: 
Whakatāne
Start Date: 
Information below
Intake Details :

Year 1
Application Closing Date: 29/01/2018
Start Date: 12/02/2018
End Date: 18/11/2018

 

Year 2
Application Closing Date: 22/01/2018
Start Date: 05/02/2018
End Date: 11/11/2018

 

Year 3
Application Closing Date: 08/01/2018
Start Date: 22/01/2018
End Date: 28/10/2018

Delivery Mode:
Noho marae, Lecture, Mixed Mode
Total Fee for 2018:
$6658.56

Bachelor of Health Science Māori
(Nursing)

2018 Tuition Fee

2018 Course

Related Costs

Total 2018 Fee

Year 1

$6,658.56 

-

$6,658.56

Year 2

$6,600.42

-

$6,600.42

Year 3

$6,601.44 

-

$6,601.44

 

N.B. The above fee does not include the administration levy. For more information regarding fees, please see our fees page.

** These are indicative fees for 2018 awaiting Council approval.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry is open to applicants who meet the following requirements:

Minimum Age: 
18 years
Minimum Qualification/s: 

Applicants must meet both the Academic and Suitability entry requirements (details follow).

Academic entry requirements

NCEA credits in one of the following options:

Option 1

NCEA Level 3 made up of:

  1. 14 credits at Level 3 in each of the 3 subjects from list of approved subjects within the NZ curriculum with standards at Level 3;
  2. A minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher of Mathematics on the National Qualifications Framework; and
  3. Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
  1. 5 credits in reading
  2. 5 credits in writing

Option 2

  1. A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher on the National Qualifications Framework, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects from an approved list of subjects, with a further 14 credits at level 3 or higher taken from no more than two additional domains on the National Qualifications framework of approved subjects; and
  2. A minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics on the National qualifications framework; and
  3. A minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori; 4 credits must be in reading and and 4 credits must be in writing. The literacy credits will be selected from a schedule of approved achievement standards and unit standards.

Other academic entry criteria:

  • Demonstration of an ability to study at Level 5 through either a portfolio or presentation to a selection panel; or
  • Successful completion of an approved pre-entry foundation learning programme;
  • Previous work and life experience may be taken into account for mature students. Each applicant will be assessed on merit and admission granted at the discretion of the Head of School.
Suitability entry requirements

Attend an interview to determine:

  • How prepared you are to undertake tertiary study
  • If you have a genuine desire to engage in te reo me ōna tikanga
  • Ability to meet the Health Practitioners Act 2003 (if applicable) as well as any NCNZ registration board requirements in terms of being fit for registration

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • appropriate interpersonal communication skills
  • personal presentation
  • maturity and a positive attitude
  • commitment and motivation to succeed

The suitability of a candidate will also be assessed with reference to health declaration, referee reports, health assessment and/or screening and police vetting results.

Additional Qualifications:
Application Process

Applicants who meet the academic entry requirements will be interviewed by members of the Selection Committee to determine their suitability. Applications are processed in order of date received.

Following a successful interview, applicants will be required to provide the following before final acceptance is confirmed (further information regarding these requirements will be provided following the interview):

  • Health declaration
  • Declaration of criminal offences
  • Police vetting
  • Health screening
  • First aid/CPR certificate
Special Entry Requirements:

In exceptional circumstances the Head of School may, on the recommendation of the programme co-ordinator, accept applicants who can demonstrate the abilities required to successfully complete the programme requirements.

Further Study:

If successful in your studies you can continue with post-graduate studies in nursng specialities i.e. primary health care, mental health nursing, Māori health, hospice, palliative care, nurse educators. Continued study leading to Nurse Practitioner status is also an option.

Career Opportunities:
Caregivers, Community Health Workers, Health, Health Advocate, Health Care Assistants
Additional Information: 
Salary Range

The starting salary for a new graduate nurse ranges from $40,000 – $50,000 and is dependent on location, experience and shifts.

Programme Dates 2017

Programme length is three years, full time.

Hours on campus 9.00am – 4.00pm during theory weeks. Hours will vary during clinical weeks (particularly in years 2 & 3)

Non-teaching days: Monday

Note: While we do try to keep to these non-teaching days, students may be required to attend tutorials or lectures on these days. During clinical, students must be available Monday to Friday. Note that there will be additional noho included in the programme and attendance is required.

Clinical Skills

Clinical skills will be delivered through the Clinical School at Whakatāne Hospital. Clinic days will be given in the Year 1 timetable.

Additional Costs

Includes but is not limited to the following (all costs are approximate):

Item

Cost ($)

Health screening costs

300.00

Uniform tunic

70.00

Uniform trousers, shoes, additional tunic if required

200.00

Stethescope/BP kit

82.00 – 92.00
Watch with second hand 40.00
Travel costs to clinical 200.00
Indemnity insurance 40.00
Text books year 1 473.00
Course Code: HSM100
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Tikanga Hauora me tōna Reo
Description:

To introduce the principles and practices of Āhuatanga and Tikanga Māori and gain an awareness of te reo Māori as it relates to the health and wellbeing setting.



Course Code: HSM101
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Foundations for Nursing Practice
Description:

Provides a historical and contemporary basis for nursing practice and its relationship to Māori nursing which includes the introduction and development of foundation skills that focus on assessing and maintaining self and whānau health within a health promotion context.



Course Code: HSM102
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Māori History and Health
Description:

A historical review of the impact of colonisation, Christianity, capitalism and technology on Māori and their health and wellbeing that locates the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and cultural safety in the delivery of health and nursing services.  The concept of whānau ora is introduced.



Course Code: HSM103
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health
Description:

An exploration of how Māori view health, illness and caring and compare this to the various ways health, illness and caring are determined, particularly within a biomedical view of health and illness.  This exploration is undertaken within sociological, political, cultural and developmental perspectives, and within the context of colonisation (and Christianity) and self.  The impact of how health is determined is critiqued within the structure and delivery of health services.



Course Code: HSM104
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Cultural and Biophysical Foundations of Self and Whānau
Description:

Self and whānau are explored in relation to the cultural concepts of uniqueness of self, health and wellbeing. Concepts explored include anatomy and physiology, genetics, microbiology, health sciences and pharmacological principles in order to provide knowledge of the functioning of taha tinana.



Course Code: HSM105
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum I – Self and Whānau Health Care
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing well people and promoting well health.  A focus on developing beginning assessment, decision making and planning skills will occur within the context of self and whānau health.



Course Code: HSM200
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Tikanga Hauora me tōna Reo
Description:

This course will develop principles and practices of Āhuatanga and Tikanga Māori and extend awareness of te reo Māori as it relates to a health and wellbeing setting.



Course Code: HSM201
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Professional Development in Nursing
Description:

The influences of health policy, legal and ethical requirements, research and quality improvement are explored, along with the development of knowledge and skills required for nursing in the community and with those experiencing long-term health issues.



Course Code: HSM202
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Nursing Māori
Description:

Māori health beliefs, models and practices inform the knowledge and skills required for nurses to develop relationships with Māori and to assess whānau, hapu and iwi health, and plan and implement appropriate and acceptable interventions.



Course Code: HSM203
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Whānau Socio-Cultural Health Issues
Description:

Socio-cultural health issues affecting whānau health and functioning and the effects of these on spiritual, physical and mental health and wellbeing will be examined and analysed.



Course Code: HSM204
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Community/Population Health
Description:

The principles of community and population health are critically examined in relation to health status, particularly Māori health status, and are supported by an exploration of common long-term health issues and their pathophysiological basis.



Course Code: HSM205
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum II – Community/Population Health
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing people and groups within communities and populations.  A focus on developing assessment, decision making and planning skills will occur within the context of community/population health.



Course Code: HSM206
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum III – Long-Term Health Issues
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing people and their whānau/family with long-term health issues.  A focus on developing assessment, decision making and planning skills will occur within the context of long-term health issues.



Course Code: HSM300
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Tikanga Hauora me tōna Reo
Description:

Critically analysis and use of tikanga hauora and its practice in health and wellbeing. To develop greater competence in te reo Māori in the context of tikanga hauora.



Course Code: HSM301
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Issues in Nursing Practice
Description:

Contemporary issues influencing nursing practice and development of rangatiratanga and kaiwhakahaere will be critiqued for application in preparation for practice as a registered nurse related to various practice settings.  Knowledge and skills will be developed for application within complex settings and contexts.



Course Code: HSM302
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Acute & Primary Health Care
Description:

Knowledge related to nursing people with (a) acute health issues (and their pathophysiological basis), and (b) within the primary health care setting requiring health promotion, disease prevention and early detection and intervention, will be developed for application within these settings.



Course Code: HSM303
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum IV – Acute Health Care
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing people with acute physical and mental health issues.  A focus will be on making assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of complex and acute health settings.



Course Code: HSM304
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum V: Special Topics
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing within the primary, public health or mental health settings.  A focus will be on making assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of primary health care settings, health of communities and health of tangata whaiora and whānau.



Course Code: HSM305
Course Type: Core
Course Title: Practicum VI – Transition to Registered Nurse Practice
Description:

Provides students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing within a specialty practice area in preparation for beginning RN practice. A focus will be on making assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of the specialty practice area.