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Bachelor of Nursing


  • Semester 1 starts February
  • Semester 2 starts​​ 24 July 2017 
  • Three years, full-time
  • Fee Guideline: $6,796 per year (International students: Please click here for fee information)
  • Additional costs - read more here.
  • City Campus, Hamilton

Watch the video to see how our Bachelor of Nursing programme will work for you.​​

The Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings.

This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to provide competent and safe nursing practice. You will have the opportunity to integrate theory and practice through clinical practice within a hospital and health care facility.

On completion of this programme, you can apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for registration as a nurse, which allows you direct entry into the nursing profession following successful completion of the Nursing State final exam.

Please note, this programme has additional costs.

Programme Content

You will study:

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Professional Nursing Knowledge
  • Study Skills
  • Human Science
  • Evidence Based Practice / Research Skills
  • Clinical and Health Assessment
  • Management and Leadership

You will study through lectures, tutorials, directed study, and nursing practice in a variety of settings, for example community placements and hospitals. You will be expected to do a significant amount of study in your own time.

Tihei Mauri Ora roopu
If you identify as a Māori or Pacific Islander you can choose to study in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream. This option allows you to study in a culturally supportive environment and integrates all areas of knowledge from both the western and Māori worlds.

Graduate Opportunities

The Bachelor of Nursing may lead to employment as a Registered Nurse in private or public hospitals, in the mental health sector, in independent practice, the defence services, as a Nursing Lecturer, a Medical representative, Health Consultant or Administrator, a Community Nurse, or a Speciality Nurse. You could also choose to continue with postgraduate study.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will my timetable be like? 

It's approximately 40 hours a week - 25 hours in class, 15 hours homework. 4-5 days per week at Wintec.​ Here is an example of ​the theory/practicum breakdown:

1st year – 75% theory, 25% practicum 

2nd year – 50/50 

3rd year – 25% theory, 75% practicum


What are the additional costs of studying this programme?

Information about additional costs to studying this programme can be found here.


For overseas qualifications and cross-crediting, please contact us directly by using the form at the end of this page.

Interested? Take the Next Steps​

​1. Check that you meet the entry requirements​. 
If you don't meet them, don't worry, there is still hope, get in contact with us to talk about it. 

​​There are pathways to help you get where you want to be. You could start with the Introduction to Study programme, or if you just need to brush up on your science knowledge, check out this course.


University Entrance (UE) or equivalent, is the minimum requirement to enter the Bachelor of Nursing programme. To qualify for entry you will need:

NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 points at NCEA Level 3 and 20 points at NCEA Level 2 including:

  • Three approved subjects at NCEA Level 3 made up of 14 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science, 14 credits in an English language rich subject (such as English, History, Art History, Classics, Geography or Economics, Media Studies), and 14 credits in one further approved subject; and
  • Literacy - 10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing; and
  • Numeracy - 10 credits at NCEA Level 1 made up of specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or a package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).


Candidates who have studied on a Nursing Degree programme at another institution will need to meet the Bachelor of Nursing programme entry requirements or equivalent. They will also need evidence of a B grade average (i.e. above a B minus average) and a letter of recommendation and a confidential report from the Head of School of their previous programme before they will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.


Applicants who have completed the Wintec Certificate in Introduction to Study (Health) (Level 4) or the Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)  with 60%  or higher in all modules and have a satisfactory reference from Team Manager of their programme will be considered for admission  to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

Candidates who do not meet these entry requirements may be considered for special admission (if aged 20 or over). In such cases entry will be dependent on whether candidates demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme.

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5 across all bands; or equivalent. 

Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or are being prosecuted for, a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that, under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act (2003)) some types of criminal conviction may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand refusing to allow a person to register as a Nurse.

Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have had a mental or physical condition that may prevent them entering the Bachelor of Nursing programme. Candidates should be aware that, under the HPCA Act (2003) some types of physical or mental conditions may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand refusing to allow a person to register as a Nurse.

Before undertaking clinical practice within the programme, candidates will be required to make a declaration of their health status and undergo an assessment by the Wintec Health Centre.

Candidates who do not have current registration as a Nurse must hold a current First Aid Certificate (covering NZQA Unit Standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) prior to undertaking clinical practice in the programme. ​

2. Understand the application process.

All applications require some supporting documents, however, you don't need to supply these immediately. You can begin an online application now and we'll get in touch with you at a later date to arrange the documentation.

It's good to get an understanding of the full process though. You can check all the requirements for the Bachlor of Nursing application here:​


Apply online or download and complete the application to enrol from

Supply the required documents in the online application checklist​

Complete the Centre for Health & Social Practice​​ Nursing and Midwifery form and supply all the additional items it lists for the Bachelor of Nursing.

3. Apply. Get started online.

​Got some questions you need answered first? We're always here to help. ​Call us on 0800 294 6832, visit one of our Info-Sessionsarrange a tour​, or simply fill out the following form and we'll get back to you with answers as soon as possible​​​.​