Bachelor of Nursing

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Nursing

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Entry requirements

Minimum academic entry criteria are:

42 NCEA credits at level 3 or higher across four subjects, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 biology and/or 14 credits in Level 3 chemistry, and English or an English-rich subject from an approved list.

Literacy -10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:

* 5 credits in reading
* 5 credits in writing
Numeracy -10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
* achievement standards -specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
* unit standards- package of three numeracy unit standards (26623,26626,26627-all three required)

Applicants over 20 years of age must have completed the equivalent to NCEA Level 3 biology and/or chemistry within the last five years. This may be achieved through successful completion of a pre-entry programme such as the Certificate in Health at Otago Polytechnic; however completion of these pre-entry qualifications does not guarantee automatic entry into this programme.

All applicants who are accepted must obtain a First Aid Certificate, make a health declaration and declare any criminal convictions.

International Applicants

Must meet all stated entry requirements and demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5 (with no individual score less than 6.5). The Nursing Council of New Zealand regularly reviews their requirements; the Otago Polytechnic Career Pathway document will reflect any changes that are made in subsequent years.
International students pay full international fees and must complete both the Otago Polytechnic international student application process and the School of Nursing application process.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To provide undergraduate nursing education that produces graduates with a Bachelor of Nursing, which meets:

* the Institutes of Technology Polytechnics (ITP) Quality academic standards for a degree, and
* the Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies for the Registered Nurse scope of practice.

This includes a pathway for registered nurses to gain a Bachelor of Nursing and for nurses with overseas registration to meet Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies for registered nurses.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:

$44,000

Median earnings one year after study

$53,000

Median earnings two years after study

$63,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

57%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Waikato-Tainui Tertiary Education Grant

Provided by:

Waikato Raupatu Lands Trust - Grants Officer

Website:

http://www.waikatotainui.com/

Value:

Contribution towards tuition fees only

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Diabetes Nurses Professional Development Grant

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - The Administrator

Website:

http://www.nzno.org.nz

Value:

Refer to 'Additional 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 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Email: info@op.ac.nz
Web: http://www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz

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