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Emergency Contraception 2024

  • For NZ registered nurses. This self-directed three-hour course meets Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for those applying for endorsement to supply the Emergency Contraceptive Pill.  


    Online course

    • Course description

      This course covers:

      • Latest methods of emergency contraception
      • What post-coital methods should be used and when
      • Revision of advantages and disadvantages of methods
      • Teaching effective and safe use of emergency contraception
      • Identification of resources for on-going study
      • The application process for Emergency Contraception endorsement can be found on the Nursing Council of New Zealand website.

      This three-hour course is wholly self-directed and must be completed online within 60 days from date of enrolment.

      Organisations wishing to register several staff on this online course or wanting to schedule a workshop locally, should contact [email protected]

      Course fee:  $165

      Te Whatu Ora funding may apply - see below for criteria.

    • Prerequisites

      • Full New Zealand Nursing, Midwifery or Medical Registration
      • Current Practicing Certificate

      For a Te Whatu Ora funded place on this course, you must meet at least one of the following criteria. The highest priority for funding starts at 1:

      1. Māori nurses/doctors working for Māori providers
      2. Non-Māori nurses/doctors working for Māori providers 
      3. Pacific nurses/doctors working for Pacific providers 
      4. Non-Pacific nurses/doctors working for Pacific providers 
      5. Māori nurses/doctors working for health service providers 
      6. Community/rural/urban nurses/doctors (including Practice Nurses, Well Child Tamariki Ora Nurses)

      Te Whatu Ora employed health professionals are excluded from the funding criteria.

      NOTE: Family Planning training courses are delivered from our Learning Management System which is accessed via the Family Planning website. This online training is browser based and will work on most standard browsers:  Chrome, Edge, Firefox (Internet Explorer is no longer supported). Popups must be enabled to view all content on the online courses.  For technical assistance or support accessing this course, please contact [email protected].

      For general course information, please read the  Terms and Conditions of courses and Code of Practice.

      The ECP Online activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 3 CME credits for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.