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Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing

  • ID:AIC640124
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,365.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$23,040.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,800.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$600.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$1,365.00

* Textbooks, equipment, indemnity insurance, expenses associated with clinical placement, vaccinations/ immunisations, NZ exam fee Year 3

Estimated Total/program:
$125,415.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • ​​University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include:
    • 14 credits at Level 3 in:
      • English or an approved literacy subject*
      • Biology or physical education or chemistry
      • One other subject from the list of approved subjects*
    • Numeracy* - 14 credits at Level 1 or above

OR

  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent

OR

  • If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
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English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.5

Other requirements

Alternative requirements

  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

    Note: The number of courses you have to complete for this qualification may be reduced where you have relevant credits from previous study, or evidence of similar learning or experience in the workplace

Additional requirements

  • In addition you need to:
    • provide a personal statement outlining why you have chosen nursing as a career and describe personal qualities and relevant aspects from your life experiences which will enhance your application.
    • provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s).
    • provide a first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace) which is current at the time the programme starts.
    • meet various Health Authority requirements in order to participate in the clinical components of the programme. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.
    • Consent to Disclosure of Information. Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on your placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
    • you may be required to attend an interview if you meet academic entry criteria to ensure you will meet the Nursing Council of New Zealand requirements for registration on completion of the programme.

Your personal statement, referees' reports, and interview (if required) should provide evidence of appropriateness to study for the nursing profession.

Course Information

Learn from experts in specialist facilities and help meet the increasing need for qualified registered nurses.

This three-year degree programme will enable you to apply for registration as a Registered Nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

You will gain an understanding of the many opportunities available for a career in nursing and be challenged to go beyond traditional health and illness care and focus on creating a supportive environment for health and wellbeing.

This programme is highly regarded nationally and combines theory with clinical experience and meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.

We will give you the opportunity to explore the diverse environments and relevant cultural understandings that nurses work within from hospitals, rest homes and health clinics to private practices and community care agencies.

Ara frequently leads the sector for graduate outcomes, with 92.6% of all November 2017 nurse graduates in employment within three months of completion (according to the "New Graduate Destinations" survey, conducted by Nurse Education in the Tertiary Sector).

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing are eligible to sit the NCNZ registration exam to become a registered nurse.

You can then choose to work in general nursing, or specialist fields such as intensive care, cancer nursing, women's health, mental health, community or elderly care.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical insurance: NZD $600 per year

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