New Zealand Education - Think New Logo

Institute of Technology or Polytechnic

Manukau Institute of Technology
Manukau Institute of Technology logo

Bachelor of Nursing Pacific (Level 7)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


MIT Manukau


Programme highlights

Become a registered nurse with unique skills to support and enhance Pacific health.

This programme has a strong emphasis on cultural-identity and connections to Pacific and nursing worldviews. Pacific ways of knowing and learning are woven throughout this programme giving you the practical healthcare skills and hands-on clinical experience to work within your community.

Smaller class sizes encourage a sense of family, aiga (Samoan), kopu tangata (Cook Islands), kainga (Tongan), magafaoa (Niuean), matavuvale(Fijian) and kaiga (Tokelau, Tuvalu) and contributes to life-long connections.

Pacific leaders, communities and organisations work collaboratively with MIT to enable you to form relationships with those in the health sector.

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.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 13 courses (360 credits):

Level 5

722.532 Health and Wellness (15 credits)

722.533 Sciences for Nurses 1 (15 credits)

722.536 Introduction to Pharmacology (15 credits)

722.537 Science for Nurses 2 (15 credits)

722.545 Self Identity and Pacific Worldviews (30 credits)

722.546 Introduction to Nursing Practice (30 credits)

Level 6

722.657 Nursing with an In-patient Focus (45 credits)

722.658 Nursing with a Mental Health Focus (45 credits)

722.659 Professional Practice (15 credits)

722.660 Nursing with a Community Focus (45 credits)

Level 7

726.701 Focussed Experience & Transition to Practice (60 credits)

722.798 Hauora Maori (15 credits)

722.799 Pacific Health Priorities (15 credits)

Career opportunities

A broad range of career options as a registered nurse., with specialised skills in Pacific 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) who achieve a B grade or higher in all subjects will be offered a place on the BNP programme subject to referee reports and available places. Students who did not achieve B grades 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 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.

Studying in NZ

Register nowSign in

Share this course

Share this course