DIPLOMA IN NURSING
The two-year Diploma in Nursing programme prepares future enrolled nurses to provide competent nursing care in any health care setting under the supervision of a registered nurse. On completion of the diploma programme students are eligible for registration with the Samoa Council of Nursing and Midwifery as enrolled nurses, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2007.
REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (2014)
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Anapplicant shall be eligible to be admitted tot he Diplomain Nursing if that applicant has:
a) Foundation Certificate (Nursing) or other relevant Foundation Certificates or
completed at a recognized tertiary institution, a programme or courses of study which is equivalent to that required of students seeking admission under 1a, or
b) completed the Health Preparatory Year Program or equivalent or
c) on account of age, academic background and the nature of his/her employment or occupation,a reasonable chance of completing the programme,or qualified for Admission with Standing–see Statute on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit.
2. MODE OFSTUDY
Not less than four semesters
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA111or HSA155 in order to graduate. Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit and Recognition of
Current Competency, this programme consists of twelve courses.The courses are:
Year 1 HNS111, HNS112, HNS121, HNS125, HNS126, HAN100 or HSA111
Year 2 HNS221, HNS222, HNS223, HNS224, HNS312, HNS313.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the dean’s designated staff
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To beawarded the Diploma in Nursing a student must pass twelve courses as described above in 4.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2014