Career Choices Day
Career Choices Day provides school leavers, or adults looking to upskill, the opportunity to come onto campus, and check out areas of study.
If you want to become a Registered Nurse with the knowledge and skills to practise in a variety of healthcare settings, then this programme is right for you.
On completion of this programme you’ll sit a Nursing Council of New Zealand registration exam to become a Registered Nurse.
If you identify as Māori or Pasifika, you can choose to do the Bachelor of Nursing in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream. Through this unique programme you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings, while incorporating information from both the western and Māori worlds.
This programme supports the pertinent articles of the Treaty of Waitangi (partnership, protection and participation) by implementing a body of knowledge that is explicitly Māori.
You will study:
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.
Watch the video to see how our Bachelor of Nursing programme will work for you.
General Academic Admission
a) Candidates are required to have:
i) 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 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
(1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects made up of:
(a) 14 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science;
(b) 14 credits in an English language-rich subject (such as English, History, Art History, Classics, Geography or Economics, Media Studies); and
(c) 14 credits in one further approved subject.
ii) Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
(1) 5 credits in reading
(2) 5 credits in writing
iii) Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
(1) achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or
(2) unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).
b) 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 on the student from the Head of School of the previous programme, before they will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
c) Applicants who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 60% or higher in all moduleswill be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.
English Language Requirements
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.
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.
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
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 Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway, or if you just need to brush up on your science knowledge, check out this course.
Check out the Step-by-Step guide for applying to Nursing.
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 later to arrange the documentation.
It's good to get an understanding of the full process though. You can check all the requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing application here:
Take a look at the application checklist for Nursing.
Once you’ve submitted your application
After you’ve accepted your offer
Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.
While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.
If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: email@example.com.
Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.
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