Bachelor of Nursing

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Subject area

Nursing

Duration

3

3 Years

Total student fees

$21,618

over 3 Years - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

You will gain an understanding of the many opportunities available for a career in nursing and be challenged to go beyond traditional health and illness care and focus on creating a supportive environment for health and wellbeing. This programme is highly regarded nationally and combines theory with clinical experience and meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.

We will give you the opportunity to explore the diverse environments and relevant cultural understandings that nurses work within from hospitals, rest homes and health clinics to private practices and community care agencies. Our programme helps develop your abilities with critical thinking, clinical reasoning and problem solving and applying comprehensive health assessments.

A flexible delivery approach is available for students which involves a combination of on-campus and online learning activities. Due to limited availability of clinical placements in Christchurch you may be required to complete a clinical component outside of Christchurch.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits at Level 3 in: English or an approved literacy subject* Biology or physical education or chemistry One other subject from the list of approved subjects* AS WELL AS Numeracy - 14 credits at Level 1 or above OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent OR If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency. *NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/ Additional Requirements: see Ara website for details English Requirements: IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in all subtests)

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


Duration

3 Years


Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,206 $21,618
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,081 $33,243
Total $18,287 $54,861

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.


Student Success

92%


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $56,330
Earnings range $47,712 - $63,120
In employment 67%
In further study 29%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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