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REGULATIONS FOR THE POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (2006)
Amended 2011
 
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
1.1 An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in
Nursing if that applicant:
a) has a minimum of two years relevant experience after completing a qualification or as acceptable to the Dean, and
b) has completed the requirements for an undergraduate nursing degree at the National University of Samoa or any recognised tertiary institution, or
c) holds current nursing registration from the Samoa Council of Nursing and Midwifery and a current Annual Practising Certificate.
1.2 An applicant may be eligible to be admitted with standing to the
Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing if that applicant:
a) has a minimum of two years relevant experience after completing a qualification or as acceptable to the Dean, and
b) is a Registered Nurse with an undergraduate award in a discipline other than nursing from a recognised university or other tertiary institution, or
c) has a hospital-awarded Certificate in Nursing, at least three years' experience with evidence of continuous professional education, and has passed two transitional courses specified by Senate, or
d) is a Registered Nurse who has completed the WHO-designed Advanced Diploma in Nursing or equivalent from a recognised institution and has evidence of continued professional education.
 
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time.
 
3. DURATION
Not less than two semesters.
 
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
4.1 This programme consists of six courses in one of the following specialisations, as well as a two-week intensive workshop.
a) High Dependency and Acute Care
b) Mental Health
c) Midwifery
d) Primary Healthcare
4.2 Specialisations
a) High Dependency and Acute Care
HNS531, HNS532, HNS533, HNS541, HNS542, HNS543
b) Mental Health
HNS551, HNS552, HNS553, HNS561, HNS562, HNS563
c) Midwifery
HNS511, HNS512, HNS513, HNS521, HNS522, HNS523
d) Primary Healthcare
HNS571, HNS572, HNS573, HNS581, HNS582, HNS583.
 
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
Three courses per semester.
 
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing a student must pass the six courses specified in 4.2 above in one of the specialisations.
 
7. These regulations are effective from 1 January, 2006.
This course is designed to facilitate the development and application of action research and writing skills for those involved in technical and vocational education. The course also gives students practical experience in conducting a literature review and using a relevant referencing style in a research paper.
Offered: Semester 1
Prerequisites: One 200-level HVE course
Contact hours per week: 2
Assessment: 100% coursework
This course develops students' skills in composing and presenting technical workplace documents including tenders, project proposals, submissions and reports to a high professional standard. It covers appropriate language styles for technical writing in both English and Samoan.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE212
Contact hours per week: 4
Assessment: 70% coursework, 30% examination
To receive credit for this compulsory element of the Bachelor of Technical and Vocational Education and Training degree, the student must provide evidence that they have at least a Level IV qualification (or equivalent) in their trade.
Offered: To be advised
In this course students will explore the principles, features and significance of competency based training. The course also covers the competency based training
and assessment environment, instructional design strategies, and continuous improvement in the technical and vocational education context at local, commonwealth and global levels.
Offered: Semester 2
Prerequisites: HVE222, HVE223
Contact hours per week: 5
Assessment: 100% competency based

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