Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor degree
36 months
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: 15/07/2019
International tuition: NZ$22,950
Domestic tuition: NZ$6,943

Program overview

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.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Whitireia degree academic entry requirements, or equivalent academic/work experience; evidence of suitability based on interview, health screening, safety check, referee reports Interview The interview determines the applicant's preparedness for study, ability to meet the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (if applicable) and any registration board requirements in terms of being fit for registration. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following qualities: effective interpersonal communication skills understanding of, and capability to, work in the professional health and social services sector commitment and motivation to succeed Safety check As required by the Vulnerable Children's Act (2014), students who may work with children during the course of their study must be safety checked. Safety checking includes reference checking, work history, identity check, police vet and an overall assessment of the applicant's safety to work with children. International students Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 6.5 in each band

Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Nursing is a qualification that gives the registered nurse opportunities to work in a wide variety of settings, both nationally and internationally. Nurses are present across the entire spectrum of health-service delivery and, with over 40,000 registered, they are the largest part of the professional health workforce. The most common image of the nurse is in a hospital ward or general practice, but in reality, nurses are found in a much wider range of health and disability services settings. Nurses work in child-health services, residential-care facilities, mental-health services, community services, marae, independent-nurse clinics, public-health services, occupational health and safety, the defence forces, sexual-health services, ACC case management, prisons, policy development and implementation, health-service management, education and research, as well as in many other settings.

Campus location

Porirua , New Zealand

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