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Bachelor of Nursing Maaori (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


MIT Manukau


Are you passionate about whanau health and wellbeing?

Become a registered nurse and share your passion for caring for your whanau and community.

Our new Bachelor of Nursing Maaori will give you the opportunity to make a positive difference to health, wellbeing and care of your people.

When you graduate, you'll be ready to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Examination and apply for registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand.

Maori and Pasifika pathways

If you are of Maori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.

Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway

Career opportunities

A broad range of career options as a registered nurse with specialised skills in Maaori health care.

Entry criteria

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

NCEA Level 3

NCEA Level 2


Applicants who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Nursing Studies, L4) who achieve a B grade (merit) or higher in all subjects will be offered a place on Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Bachelor of Nursing Maaori programme subject to referee reports and available places. Students who did not achieve B grade (merit) or higher will be considered on an individual basis by the HOS.


Applicants must be able to demonstrate a mature approach to study; ability to pass a science diagnostic test; the ability to manage their time; ability to seek support; a strong motivation to work in the Health Sector; the ability to read and write at the level required for degree-level study. The above attributes will be assessed through an information session; and
Have English language competence to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.5) or equivalent.

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42.

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