Would you like to play a key role in caring for people at challenging times of their lives? If you’re a practical, adaptable and compassionate person and love working with others, nursing could be the career for you.
Trained nurses are in demand, worldwide. With this qualification you gain the skills and competencies to be eligible to meet the final requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) for registration as a registered nurse.
And with experience behind you, you’ll be able to take your skills overseas to work in a range of health related roles.
Nurses work with people of all ages, and alongside other health professionals in a variety of
health care settings. They help provide the best possible health outcomes for individuals, whānau, and communities.
During this three-year course you gain a thorough grounding in professional nursing practice, through the integration of theory with lots of industry-based work experience. You learn the critical skills and knowledge to become a competent, culturally safe, confident, ethical and reflective practitioner.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Nursing Te Tohu Paetahi Tapuhi (Level 7)
You will also become eligible to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) examination which, if passed, will lead to registration as a New Zealand registered nurse.
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3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,700 - $7,200 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
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This course is specifically aimed to prepare graduates for registration as a registered nurse at a beginning level. Employment and career opportunities exist within a range of health care settings and may include:
- Hauora Māori nursing
- Plunket nursing
- Practice nursing
- Public health nursing
- Rural health nursing
- School health nurse
- Medical/surgical nursing
- Criminal justice nursing
- Addictions nursing
- Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP)
- Operating theatre nursing
- Nurse researcher
- Nurse manager
- Aged care nursing
- Paediatric nursing
- Mental health nursing
- Rehabilitation nursing
- Nurse education
- Palliative care nursing
Topics you'll cover
- Te Puawai
- Tiaki Ritenga Tūturu: Fundamentals of Nursing Care
- Tīmatanga Mahi Mātanga: Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
- Whānake ā Tangata ā Hinengaro: Human Development and Psychology for Nursing Practice
- Tiaki Hāere Tonu: Nursing Practice: Continuing Care
- Oranga a Hāpori: Community Wellness
- Pūtaiao: Science for Nursing
- Rangahau Mātāpono: Principles of Research for Nursing Practice
- Tiaki Hauora Tuatahi: Nursing Practice: Primary Health Care
- Tiaki Pōnānā: Nursing Practice: Inpatient and Ambulatory Care
- Mate a Tīnana a Hinengaro: Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
- Plus ONE of:
- Te Puawai 2
- Hauora ā Hinengaro ā Kahungatanga: Addictions and Mental Health for Nursing
- Ārai Whakapokenga: Infection control for Health Care Practice
- Older Persons Health
- Hauora ā Hinengaro: Nursing Practice: Mental Health
- Ngā Hiahia Uaua: Nursing Practice: Complex Needs
- Kōkiri Mahi Mātanga: Advancing Professional Practice
- Mahi Whakawhiti: Transition to Practice
|Indicative Fees||$6,700 - $7,200 per year for domestic students|
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
To gain entry to the Bachelor of Nursing course you must be:
- 17 years of age or over
- a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, or have the requisite visa for study purposes, and
- able to demonstrate adequate literacy and/or numeracy skills to meet all academic and health and safety requirements of the course.
Academic Entry Criteria
For domestic applicants under 20 years old:
- University Entrance as per New Zealand Qualification Authority specifications, OR
- Evidence of recent study (within the last five years) at Level 4 or higher on the NZQF.
For applicants 20 years old and over:
- Demonstrated academic ability (at NZQA Level 4 or equivalent, within the last five years) to undertake the undergraduate nursing degree and have the ability to succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience.
- Applicants who have had a criminal conviction at any time in the past must declare the circumstances in confidence to the Head of Department, Nursing. All accepted applicants will be required to provide a Ministry of Justice conviction check on entry and prior to completing the degree to demonstrate they are “fit for registration” as a nurse.
- Two character references are required (these should be from persons in positions of trust such as; an employer, Teacher, Pastor, Kaumatua or Kuia. References from family, friends or work colleagues will not be accepted).
- Confirmation of acceptance on to the Bachelor of Nursing is subject to submission of the following documents prior to the start of the course:
- Current comprehensive First Aid Certificate
- Evidence of immunity as identified by the department
- Letter regarding physical and mental health status from a GP or Practice Nurse
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
English language requirements
IELTS academic score of 6.5 in all bands
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)