Project Details

This collaborative project, between Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, The University of Otago and The University of Auckland, aims to build a clinical programme grounded in māturanga Māori to enhance the academic science skills of Māori student-nurses and improve the professional profile of Māori-nurse graduates.

Aims:

The project will teach science to Māori learners within a wānanga setting, to improve the academic science skills of student-nurses using culture as a scaffold for science learning. It aims to address the need for more Māori nurses in the health sector, and improve the professional profile of Māori-nurse graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Methodology:

The project has three phases, which will run concurrently.

  • Phase 1: Improving nurse-student science skills through the use of structured gatherings, and consultation on project design
  • Phase 2: Build student-nurse identity as Māori using cultural icons embedded in the classroom. This approach is informed by lifestory interviews and structured focus group evaluations.
  • Phase 3: Building intensive and meaningful engagement through student research, networking, publishing and student-driven social media.

Team

Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Dr Deborah Rowe

Project Leader

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Dr Paul Hirini

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
university of otago

Associate Professor Sue Crengle

Otago University
the university of auckland

Professor Papaarangi Reid

The University of Auckland
the university of auckland

Tepora Pukepuke

The University of Auckland
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi

Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Status

In progress

Funding

$297,000.00 (excl GST)

$147,000.00 National Project Fund
$150,000.00 Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi , University of Otago and University of Auckland

Key Findings

Key Recommendations