Bachelor of Nursing

Otago Polytechnic

Subject area




3 Years

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

University Entrance - NCEA Level 3 including 14 credits in biology AND/OR chemistry, 14 credits in English OR an English rich subject, 14 credits in one other approved subject, and remaining credits may come from either achievement or unit standards. All applicants who are accepted must have a First Aid Certificate, make a health declaration and declare any learning issues and criminal convictions.

Detailed requirements

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


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,837 $23,510
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,658 $34,975
Total $19,495 $58,485

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

Student Success


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 N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870

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