Bachelor of Health Science Māori Nursing

Te Ōhanga Mataora: Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori Nursing

  • This nursing programme 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 to be competent as registered nurses, demonstrating ngākau māhaki, excellence, safety and confidence in their nursing practice, and emphasising reciprocity and the sharing of knowledge.

To work effectively with Māori you need 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. It aims to prepare graduates to become registered nurses:

  • Who are strong in their own identity and possess an in depth understanding of the issues affecting Māori health
  • Who have the ability to become researchers and leaders in indigenous health and the capacity and capability to think broadly and apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of health settings
  • With ngākau māhaki (possessing humility knowledge and effective strategies) to confidently engage with Māori and all others to improve health outcomes and status
  • Who are able to work competently, confidently and effectively with people in all health settings, including: primary and community health, secondary and tertiary levels, nationally and internationally.
  • Who can demonstrate they meet the Nursing Councils competencies and requirements for registration as a registered nurse

The programme is delivered in mixed mode including noho, lectures and clinics.  Clinical skills are delivered through the Clinical School at Whakatāne Hospital. Clinic days will be given in the Year 1 timetable.

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Start Date
Dates
Y1: 10 Feb to 15 Nov 2020, Y2: 3 Feb to 8 Nov 2020, Y3: 27 Jan to 1 Nov 2020
Duration
Duration
40 weeks per year for three years
Commitment
Commitment
Full-time on campus 9 am to 4 pm during theory weeks. Hours vary during clinical weeks
Applications Close
Applications close
13 Jan 2020
Campus Location
Locations
Whakatāne
Requirements
Requirements
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Pathway
Pathway to
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Fees
Fees
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First year courses

HSM106 Te Raukotahi - Te Whānau: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Hauora and Whānau

Course Type: Core

  • Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce and articulate the principles and practices of Te Raukotahi framework with a key focus on self and whānau. Additionally, this course will provide opportunities for tauira to develop an understanding of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga as it relates to cultural identity, whānau and hauora.

HSM107 Te Tūāpapa Whakaritenga Nēhi: Foundations of Nursing Practice

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply the Raukotahi principles in the context of historical and contemporary nursing practise and its relationship to Māori nursing. This includes foundational nursing skills that focus on assessing and maintaining self and whānau health within a health promotion context.

HSM108 Te Hītōria Hauora Māori: Māori History and Health

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of Aotearoa/New Zealand's history, the Māori response to colonisation and mana motuhake. This course provides a historical review of the impact of colonisation, capitalism and technology on Māori health and wellbeing that locates the relevance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and cultural safety to Nursing practice and health services.

HSM109 Tikanga Hāpori o Te Hauora: Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health

Course Type: Core

  • Description: The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of sociocultural determinants of health. The rights of Māori people for high quality health and disability services, that are responsive to their needs and aspirations is explored. The impact of power, privilege, equity, poverty, diversity and difference on indigenous wellbeing is examined alongside health policies, systems and delivery.

HSM110 Te Tūāpapa Tinana me Te Ahurea: Foundations of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of the course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles within the context of human anatomy and physiology. Tauira will develop an indepth knowledge of the functioning of taha tinana and the major body systems as they relate to health and well-being. Tauira will also be introduced to the principles of pharmacology.

HSM111 Mahi Ōhanga I: Nursing Practicum Self and Whānau Health Care 

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to explore Te Raukotahi principles in the context of beginning nursing practice and, to provide tauira with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to a beginning level of nursing practice.

Second year courses

HSM207 Te Raukotahi - Te Hāpori: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga Hauora and Community

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity for tauira to extend their knowledge of the principles and practices of Te Raukotahi framework within the wider community. This course therefore, assists tauira in developing a greater understanding and use of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga as it relates to mahi Ōhanga.

HSM208 Rangahau me Ngā Mahi Nēhi: Nursing Research, Legislation and Ethics

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of professional, ethical, and legal issues in nursing research and practice. This course will examine the influences on contemporary NZ health care policies; nursing research and quality improvement.

HSM209 Tamariki me Rangatahi Hauora: Paediatrics and Maternal Health

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of tamariki and adolescent health and wellbeing. This course will examine the developmental stages of ngā pepi, taitamariki and rangatahi as applied to Whānau Ora. The course also explores the altered states of health in regards to maternal child and adolescent health.

HSM210 Te Oranga Hinengaro me Ngā Whakawaitanga: Mental Health and Addictions

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of mental health and addiction nursing. This course will support tauira to develop an understanding of mental illness and addictions assessment, diagnoses, and interventions. Tauira will further examine epidemiology, aetiology, and the application of the nursing process, according to current best practice.

HSM211 Te Hauora Hāpori me Te Iwi Whānui: Pathophysiology, Community and Population Health

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of community and population health. This course will identify the inter-professional role of the nurse in community and population health including, critically examining health status, particularly Māori health status, supported by an exploration of common long-term health issues and their pathophysiological basis

HSM212 Mahi Ōhanga II: Nursing Practicums (A&B) in Primary and Secondary/Tertiary Care 

Course Type: Core

  • Description: The purpose of this course is to model and evidence Te Raukotahi principles within a primary, secondary or tertiary hauora environment. This course will provide tauira with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills within these areas of practice with a focus on developing and applying assessment, decision making and planning skills to develop competent and safe evidenced-based nursing practice.

Third year courses

HSM306 Te Raukotahitanga - Te Ao Ōhanga: Te Reo Māori, Tikanga and Nursing Practice

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  This course will critically analyse the principles and practices of Te Raukotahi framework within Te Ao Ōhanga (nursing profession) and in doing so will provide the opportunity for tauira to apply an in depth understanding and knowledge of Te Reo Māori and Tikanga as it relates to mahi Ōhanga.

HSM307 Te Hauora Hinengaro me Ngā Whakawaitanga: Advanced Mental Health and Addiction Nursing

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  The purpose of this course is to apply Te Raukotahi principles in the context of advanced mental health and addiction nursing. The course will build upon the specialist mental health and addiction knowledge and expertise introduced in HSM210 Te Oranga Hinengaro me Ngā Whakawaitanga. This course will have an advanced and applied focus, aimed to equip tauira with specialist knowledge and skills to nurse people with complex mental health and addiction needs. A focus of the paper is on the recovery approach and the relevance of sociocultural context (including community and whānau).

HSM308 Te Huarahi Oranga Whāiti me te Oranga Whānui: Pathophysiology and Acute Healthcare

Course Type: Core

  • Description: The purpose of this course is to critique and consolidate tauira nursing knowledge when nursing people with acute health issues. This course will provide opportunites for tauira to apply their understanding of the pathophysiological basis of physical health conditions across the lifespan of people nursing. The course also incorporates nursing knowledge with associated Te Raukotahi principles in developing evidenced based nursing care.

HSM309 Mahi Ōhanga III: Nursing Practicum Mental Health and Addictions

Course Type: Core

  • Description: This course will provide tauira with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing people with serious mental illness. A focus is on conducting assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of complex and acute health settings, underpinned by the principles of Te Raukotahi framework.

HSM310 Mahi Ōhanga IV: Nursing Practicum Acute Health Care 

Course Type: Core

  • Description:  This course will provide tauira with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing people with acute health needs. A focus will be on conducting assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of complex and acute health settings, underpinned by the principles of Te Raukotahi framework.

HSM311 Mahi Ōhanga V: Nursing Practicum Transition to Registered Nurse Practice

Course Type: Core

Description:  This course will provide tauira with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills related to nursing within a specialty practice area in preparation for beginning Registered Nurse practice. The focus is on making assessment, decision making and planning skills within the context of the specialty practice area.

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