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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023


Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


Nurses work in both hospital and community settings.

There is a wide variety of career possibilities both nationally and internationally as a registered nurse, including medical, surgical, emergency department, mental health, public health and rural health nursing.

As an international student if you have already completed some nursing studies or work, you could be eligible for direct entry into year 2 of the nursing degree.

Gain the skills and experience you need for your career through combined theory, practice and clinical studies.

NMIT graduates have a high rate of employment on completion of their studies.

Industry based learning

Clinical practice will be gained in a variety of settings in Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and the West Coast. The hours of nursing practice will vary considerably depending on the agency in which you are placed.

All students will be required to travel outside the Nelson region at various stages during the three years and will also be required to work shifts. Year Three of the degree in the transition to practice course, students are encouraged to work rostered and rotating shifts, which include weekends and nights.

Students are required to provide their own transport to practice placements and may be required to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.

Career opportunities and pathways

As a graduates you can work in many different areas of nursing, either in hospitals or in the community, e.g medical, surgical, emergency department, mental health, public health and rural health nursing.

Entry criteria

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3.


New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (L 4) or equivalent

Alternative requirements

Applicants who are unable to demonstrate that they meet Academic Entry Requirements but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternate entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate). This may include Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in speaking, reading and writing subtests and 7.0 in listening subtest). If you do not have an IELTS test score, you may send us other evidence of your English language level.

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