UCOL plans to fill the gap from dropping its RN-BN pathway by launching a new graduate diploma that provides a registration pathway for overseas-trained, degree-qualified nurses.
UCOL chief executive Paul McElroy said it was consulting with the Nursing Council about the proposed diploma, which was at the stage of being reviewed by stakeholders. The main difference between the RN-BN pathway and the 12-month graduate diploma programme is the inclusion of 12 weeks clinical experience. “Our requirements and relationship with international agents remain the same. They must present suitable candidates with all the necessary documentation for consideration to UCOL.” If the diploma gains approval, it would be available in 2013.
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