This course is designed to enable overseas registered nurses to meet the requirements for registration as a nurse in accordance with the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003. The course will be underpinned by the frameworks consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi and a partnership model of nursing. It will provide students with the skills and knowledge to nurse within the New Zealand health context. 

This course is also designed to meet the needs of Registered Nurses returning to contemporary nursing practice. The student will examine and apply current research and evidence based knowledge and skills to make the transition to the role of competent beginning practitioner. The course will provide an opportunity to meet legislative requirements for current nursing practice and an assessment of competence as required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. This course has some flexibility designed to meet individual needs. The student enrolls in HEAL7200 in a Certificate of Proficiency a level 7 course within the Bachelor of Nursing.