Bachelor of Nursing


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Entry requirements

University Entrance as defined by the NZQA or one of the following discretionary entry criteria, although the achievement of any of these will not automatically secure entry: at least 75 Level 2 NCEA credits in a maximum of four subjects in one year satisfactory completion of a Level 4 Bridging/Foundation programme (e.g. NZ2860 New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation, preferably with Hauora courses) evidence of the ability to succeed in the programme, as determined by the BN Admissions Committee. All applicants are required to i. provide two confidential references from people who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation; ii. provide evidence of a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate;
iii. provide a copy of their criminal record (criminal conviction history) obtained from the Ministry of Justice;
Note that students are also required to complete the above-mentioned health-related requirements annually at the point of reenrolment. A Ministry of Justice criminal record is also required prior to students sitting the NCNZ State Final Examination
iv. complete a health declaration that they possess a level of health and abilities commensurate with achieving nursing practice competencies in the programme; [Note: Further health-related reports may be requested with the consent of the applicant.] Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary spoken language must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include i. completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply), and ii. approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.5 achieved in a single test within the preceding year (or accepted international equivalents).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme equips the graduate to enter practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) with a sound knowledge base of nursing theory, health studies, social sciences, biological sciences, research and professional practice skills. Theoretical and nursing practice experiences are balanced throughout the programme. Practice experiences occur in a wide range of community and health care settings and comprise fifty percent of the programme.


What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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