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Bachelor of Nursing

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

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Experienced nurses are in demand and the workforce is growing. Nursing qualifications allow you to make a real difference in the lives of others.

As a nurse, there are so many career options on offer. You can work in aged care, community health, critical care and emergency, mental health, nurse practitioner, perioperative, Plunket nurse, or practice nurse.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

Bachelor of Nursing Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi (Level 7)

You will also become eligible to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) national examination which, if passed, will lead to registration as a New Zealand registered nurse.

Career opportunities

This course is specifically aimed to prepare graduates for registration as a registered nurse at a beginning level. Employment and career opportunities exist within a range of health care settings and may include:

Hauora Māori nursing
Plunket nursing
Practice nursing
Public health nursing
Rural health nursing
School health nurse
Medical/surgical nursing
Criminal justice nursing
Addictions nursing
Operating theatre nursing
Nurse researcher
Nurse manager
Aged care nursing
Paediatric nursing
Mental health nursing
Rehabilitation nursing
Nurse education
Palliative care nursing

Entry criteria

All international students must:

For applicants 20 years old and over:

  • Demonstrated academic ability (at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent, within the last 5 years) to undertake the undergraduate nursing degree and have the ability to succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience.
  • Applicants who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 60% or higher in all modules will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

English Language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6.5 that includes a score of at least 6.5 in each of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking, OR OET - Minimum of 300 in all sub-tests

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