Become a registered nurse with a range of clinical skills. Our graduates are highly sought after for their practical, work-ready skills.

About this programme

Students who successfully complete the programme sit State Final Examinations conducted by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. When these examinations are passed, the student can apply to the Nursing Council for registration.


Programme Outline

Year One (Level 5): The first year of the degree has a primary health care focus and students are supported to become student nurses by gaining knowledge of nursing theory and research, bio sciences, te Tiriti o Waitangi, cultural safety, sociology, communication and assessment. Students learn clinical skills in our on-site labs, as well as attending off-site clinical experiences in primary health care settings such as rest homes and community practice settings. 

Bachelor of Nursing Year One Course Outlines

Year Two (Level 6): In the second year of the degree, students are independent learners and add to their knowledge through on-site workshops and context based learning, with a focus on national health trends and simulated learning experiences. Block periods of off-site clinical learning are focused on direct client care in mental health, community and in-patient care settings.

Bachelor of Nursing Year Two Course Outlines

Year Three (Level 7): In the final year, practice and theory knowledge is consolidated in preparation for the roles and responsibilities of a registered nurse. Integration of knowledge, focusing on contemporary professional nursing and health issues in the local and global context​, enables students to further develop their clinical judgement, professionalism and leadership. In the second semester, students have an extended period in clinical practice and prepare for the Nursing Council State Final Examinations and registered nurse practice.

Bachelor of Nursing Year Three Course Outlines

On successful completion of this programme graduates receive the Bachelor of Nursing, are eligible to sit the Nursing Council State Final  Examinations, and are eligible to enrol in postgraduate programmes of study.


Post-enrolment information

Documents for students who have begun the enrolment process can be found on the School of Health Moodle page.


How to apply

You will need additional forms and documents for your application, please read the steps and download the required forms through the link below.

How to apply


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