Bachelor of Nursing
Manukau Institute of Technology
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All enrolments in the Bachelor of Nursing programme are subject to the approval of an entry and selection team. All applicants must complete a health declaration and the New Zealand Nursing Council requires criminal convictions to be declared. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
* NCEA Level 3
* Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of:
o 14 credits each, in three approved subjects
* Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
o 5 credits in reading
o 5 credits in writing
* Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
o achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
o unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).
* A minimum of 12 credits at NQF Level 2 or higher from the subjects listed below:
NCEA Level 2
* Applicants must hold at least 80 credits at NCEA Level 2, of which 40 credits must be at merit or excellence. Of the 80 NCEA Level 2 credits, students
must have gained a minimum of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing in
English or Te Reo Maori
* A minimum of 12 credits from the subjects listed below:
* A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics
An interview is required to determine the applicant's preparedness for tertiary studies. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:
* Effective interpersonal communication skills
* Good personal presentation
* Maturity and a positive attitude
* Commitment and motivation to succeed
Cambridge International Examinations
* 120 points on the UCAS Tariff with a minimum grade of D in at least three subjects equivalent to those in the list approved for NZUeBS and NCEA at AS, A2 (or A) level
* A minimum D pass in IGCSe mathematics
* A minimum e pass in AS English. Applicants must meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2
International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalence
* A minimum total of 24 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP)
* Meet the literacy requirements by having at least four points in an English-rich subject in the IBDP
* Meet the numeracy requirements by having at least four points in mathematics in the IBDP or by meeting the necessary numeracy requirements by some other means.
* Meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2.
Applicants who do not meet all entry requirements should contact the School of Nursing to explore their options.
Applicants 20 years of age and over ideally will meet the minimum entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, but feel that they have the skills or experience to be successful in this programme, should contact the School to discuss their options.
Students who have studied on a nursing programme at another institution wishing to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing will be considered on a case-by case basis. Refer to programme regulations. A B-grade average (ie above a B minus average) in the nursing programme from another institution is required
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 BN 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 an information session.
Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English should provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score of below 6.5) or equivalence.
Equivalence will be considered by a case by case basis demonstrated by:
Evidence of either of the following kinds of previous primary and secondary study in English by the student:
(a) completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or
(b) completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction
Students may submit evidence of equivalence for these areas of study for assessment. Students who did not achieve B grades or higher will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants who have completed a Foundation Education programme, or an equivalent, can submit an application and may be offered a place on the Bachelor of Nursing programme subject to their results.
Subject to the MIT Council's statutory powers to decline enrolment, a person may enrol for the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing programme if the Director of Nursing/entry panel is of the opinion that the applicant can undertake the programme with reasonable prospects of success
Each applicant is required to submit the names of at least two referees who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation and is likely to be a 'fit and proper' person to register as a registered nurse. Relatives may not be used as referees. Referees must have known the applicant for at least two years.
The applicant's level of health shall be such that it is possible to achieve the competencies required for registration as a nurse. A health declaration is required and further reports may be requested with the consent of the applicant. Immune status must be provided for specified diseases/conditions as determined by the School from time to time.
Applicants are required to declare all criminal or pending criminal convictions with enrolment. Police screening is required for all applicants. In cases where a previous criminal conviction has been reported, applicants will be interviewed by the Director of Nursing and their prospects of gaining registration upon successful completion of the programme will be outlined.
To maintain confidentiality of information related to patients/clients, all students are required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
The applicant must be able to attend practicum at specified times and places
About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The aim of the qualification is to prepare candidates to gain entry to the NCNZ register as a nurse, and to meet requirements for conferment of the MIT Bachelor of Nursing degree. Graduates are prepared to work effectively in the dynamic and culturally diverse healthcare environment in a variety of settings, in particular in the community and primary healthcare setting, which is consistent with Government policy.
What graduates earn
Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:
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Data as at November 2022
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