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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
(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, Economics, Media Studies or Religious Studies); and
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 modules will be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.
Applicants who achieved University Entrance through NCEA in 2020 will be assessed under separate NZQA entry requirements that take into account the impacts of COVID-19. Candidates are required to have:
- University Entrance (UE), or equivalent, comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
- 12 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects made up of:
- 12 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Science;
- 12 credits in an English language-rich subject (such as English, History, Art History, Classics, Geography, Economics, Media Studies, or Religious Studies).
Domestic candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the General Academic Admission requirements 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 Centre Director or designated nominee. Such candidates may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into the Bachelor of Nursing.
a) All candidates are required to:
i) complete the standard Wintec application form
ii) complete a self-declaration of criminal convictions
iii) complete a self-declaration of mental or physical condition
Candidates may also be required to provide additional information and/or attend an interview in order for their application to be assessed.
b) Registered and Enrolled Nurses applying to enter the programme are required to provide verified copies of qualifications and Annual Practising Certificates (APC).
c) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have been convicted of, or are 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 NCNZ declining a person registration in the registered nurse scope of practice.
d) 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 NCNZ declining a person registration in the registered nurse scope of practice.
Clinical placement requirement
a) Before undertaking clinical placement within the programme, candidates will be required to provide a written health and immunity status assessment from their health practitioner.
b) 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 placement in the programme.
In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected
to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to;
i. A Formal Interview
ii. Referee Checks
iii. A Police Vet Check
iv. A Risk Assessment
Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions
arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme. Persons who are convicted of ‘specified offences’
will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.
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.