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Consultation on the Unified Bachelor of Nursing programme

Te Pūkenga has been working collaboratively to develop three unified programmes: Bachelor of Nursing - Māori, Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific, and Bachelor of Nursing. Unified programmes mean that there will be one programme of study aligned with each qualification, that works for all current and future Te Pūkenga providers and their partners.

Reference groups came together to co-design the philosophies and ngā mātāpono (guiding concepts) for the three Nursing programmes. This work has been used to inform the philosophies and principles from which each programme has grown and developed.

The unified programmes are high-level, broad and flexible programmes that allows each region the ability to tailor the programme delivery to meet their community needs.

  • The purpose of unifying programmes is to offer a common set of high quality education and training programmes across the country.
  • A co-design process has occurred including Te Tiriti partners, industry, staff, learners and professional groups.
  • As part of the accreditation and approval process, consultation across the nation about the new Nursing Degree is planned, with regions taking the lead on regional consultation, and Te Pūkenga covering national organisations.
Te Pūkenga has published the draft curricula for the new unified Bachelor of Nursing (Māori), Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) and Bachelor of Nursing Programmes (Links are provided below in this page) for consultation from Friday 10 June to Wednesday 29 June.  Te Pūkenga will offer Year 1 of the following unified programmes from 1 January 2023 with UCOL offering the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing.

It is important that you know what is happening, have the opportunity for input and know what to expect, so therefore we will be inviting you to attend a hui during this period to seek your feedback. The dates that we are proposing using Microsoft Teams meetings, where you can attend one session (or more if you wish), are:

13 June 4 pm – 5 pm
16 June 4 pm – 5 pm
21 June 4 pm – 5 pm
22 June 4 pm – 5 pm
23 June 4 pm – 5 pm

If you intend on accepting the invitation to join the hui, please can you register your interest to Thomas Cribb (t.cribb@ucol.ac.nz).

We're after your feedback

We are now ready to undertake a process of consultation with our internal and external partners to gain feedback on the final draft programme documentation for the Bachelor of Nursing - Māori, the Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific, and the Bachelor of Nursing.

The sections below provides detailed information for each of the three programmes. These programmes will be available from 1 January 2023 through Te Pūkenga subsidiary organisations that currently offer the programmes*. Year 1 of the unified programmes will be delivered in 2023, subject to approval and accreditation. During this consultation phase, we welcome feedback for all three programmes and invite you to take this opportunity to help us shape the future of nursing for Aotearoa.

Note: You can provide feedback using the forms provided below or during the hui. If you find difficulty accessing the links below, please check the Te Pūkenga web page.

*Currently, only Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic deliver the Bachelor of Nursing – Māori, and Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific.

Bachelor of Nursing - Māori (currently delivered by Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June
Bachelor of Nursing - Pacific (currently delivered by Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June
Bachelor of Nursing (currently delivered by most Te Pūkenga subsidiaries).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June

Consultation on the Unified Bachelor of Nursing programme

Te Pūkenga has been working collaboratively to develop three unified programmes: Bachelor of Nursing - Māori, Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific, and Bachelor of Nursing. Unified programmes mean that there will be one programme of study aligned with each qualification, that works for all current and future Te Pūkenga providers and their partners.

Reference groups came together to co-design the philosophies and ngā mātāpono (guiding concepts) for the three Nursing programmes. This work has been used to inform the philosophies and principles from which each programme has grown and developed.

The unified programmes are high-level, broad and flexible programmes that allows each region the ability to tailor the programme delivery to meet their community needs.

  • The purpose of unifying programmes is to offer a common set of high quality education and training programmes across the country.
  • A co-design process has occurred including Te Tiriti partners, industry, staff, learners and professional groups.
  • As part of the accreditation and approval process, consultation across the nation about the new Nursing Degree is planned, with regions taking the lead on regional consultation, and Te Pūkenga covering national organisations.
Te Pūkenga has published the draft curricula for the new unified Bachelor of Nursing (Māori), Bachelor of Nursing (Pacific) and Bachelor of Nursing Programmes (Links are provided below in this page) for consultation from Friday 10 June to Wednesday 29 June.  Te Pūkenga will offer Year 1 of the following unified programmes from 1 January 2023 with UCOL offering the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing.

It is important that you know what is happening, have the opportunity for input and know what to expect, so therefore we will be inviting you to attend a hui during this period to seek your feedback. The dates that we are proposing using Microsoft Teams meetings, where you can attend one session (or more if you wish), are:

13 June 4 pm – 5 pm
16 June 4 pm – 5 pm
21 June 4 pm – 5 pm
22 June 4 pm – 5 pm
23 June 4 pm – 5 pm

If you intend on accepting the invitation to join the hui, please can you register your interest to Thomas Cribb (t.cribb@ucol.ac.nz).

We're after your feedback

We are now ready to undertake a process of consultation with our internal and external partners to gain feedback on the final draft programme documentation for the Bachelor of Nursing - Māori, the Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific, and the Bachelor of Nursing.

The sections below provides detailed information for each of the three programmes. These programmes will be available from 1 January 2023 through Te Pūkenga subsidiary organisations that currently offer the programmes*. Year 1 of the unified programmes will be delivered in 2023, subject to approval and accreditation. During this consultation phase, we welcome feedback for all three programmes and invite you to take this opportunity to help us shape the future of nursing for Aotearoa.

Note: You can provide feedback using the forms provided below or during the hui. If you find difficulty accessing the links below, please check the Te Pūkenga web page.

*Currently, only Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic deliver the Bachelor of Nursing – Māori, and Bachelor of Nursing – Pacific.

Bachelor of Nursing - Māori (currently delivered by Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June
Bachelor of Nursing - Pacific (currently delivered by Manukau Institute of Technology and Whitireia Community Polytechnic).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June
Bachelor of Nursing (currently delivered by most Te Pūkenga subsidiaries).
Please provide your feedback using the appropriate link below by 12noon Wednesday 29 June
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