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Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)

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Course Details

Summary

If you love people, it’s not too late to turn your compassion into a career and become a Registered Nurse with the knowledge and skills to practise in a range of healthcare settings. 

After completing this programme you’ll sity a Nursing Council of New Zealand registration exam to become a Registered Nurse.

Tihei Mauri Ora Roopu

If you identify as a Māori or Pacific Islander, you might choose to study in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream. This option allows you to study in a culturally supportive enivironment and integrates areas of knowledge 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.

What You'll Learn

You will study:

  • Professional nursing knowledge
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Research skills
  • Human science
  • Clinical and health assessment
  • Management and leadership
  • Biculturalism and integration of Treaty of Waitangi into nursing practice

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.

VIEW PROGRAMME MODULES

Year 1 - Level 5 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HLBN511Introduction to Nursing515 
HLBN512
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HLTM512 ^
Developing the Professional Self515  
HLBN513Nursing through the Lifespan515  
HLSC514Human Body for Nursing515  
HLBN521
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HLTM521 ^
Social Context of Nursing in New Zealand515HLBN512
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HLTM512 ^
 
HLBN522Promoting Health and Wellness515HLBN513 
HLBN523Introduction to Nursing Practice 515HLBN513
HLSC514
 
HLSC524Human Body and Introduction to Pharmacology515HLSC514 

Year 2 - Level 6 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HLBN611BNursing Practice 1630All level 5 modulesHLBN612
HLBN612Clinical Practicum 1630All level 5 modulesHLBN611B
HLBN621BNursing Practice 2630HLBN611B
HLBN612
HLBN622
HLBN622Clinical Practicum 2630HLBN611B
HLBN612
HLBN621B

Year 3 - Level 7 Modules

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
HLBN711BNursing Practice 3730All level 6 modulesHLBN712
HLBN712Clinical Practicum 3730All level 6 modulesHLBN711B
HLBN721Integrated Practice760HLBN711B
HLBN712
 

 

^ Tihei Mauri Ora modules

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

Career/Further Opportunities

  • registered nurse in private or public hospitals in the mental health sector, in independent practice, or in the defence services
  • nursing lecturer
  • medical representative
  • health consultant or administrator
  • community nurse
  • specialty nurse

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from the class schedule and workload?

You’ll be expected to study for approximately 40 hours per week, with 25 hours in class and 15 hours of homework, over 4-5 days per week at Wintec. Here’s an example of the theory/practicum breakdown:

1st year – 75% theory, 25% practicum 

2nd year – 50% theory, 50% practicum 

3rd year – 25% theory, 75% practicum

Are there any additional costs associated with 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.

Will I need textbooks?
You will — a full list or required textbooks can be found at https://www.wintec.ac.nz/student-life/getting-around/textbooks
Where will clinical placements be, and for how long?
In your first year you’ll undertake a placement for four days over the first year, within a 30-kilometre radius of Hamilton. In your second year you’ll do two 4-week placements and one 7-week placement anywhere within the Waikato DHB region, and third year will see you do two 4-week placements and one 10-week placement anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

Please note that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessments and communicate with your tutor, etc.
Undergraduate, semester, pathway, module and crossdisciplinary - what do these words mean?
Undergraduate means any study up to the level of completing a bachelor degree. Our academic year is made up of two main semesters, one from February to June and the other from July to November. We also have a summer semester for some classes. A degree is made up of a mix of compulsory and elective modules, modules are worth between 15 and 60 credits. A year’s worth of full time study is 120 credits. 

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 Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway, or if you just need to brush up on your science knowledge, check out this course.

2. Understand the application process.

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:​

Application Process​​​​​

  • Apply online or download and complete an application to enrol form
  • Complete the online Self-Disclosure form
  • If you’re not sure if you meet the entry criteria complete the online Additional Information form so we’re able to assess your likelihood of success
  • If you have them, provide us with certified copies of your prior academic transcripts. Find out more about supporting material for enrolment here.
  • We may also need to verify your identity (your legal name and date of birth) as well as your residency status. If you’re a domestic student we may be able to do this through your National Student Number (NSN), If we can’t we will need you to provide evidence of this by supplying verified copies of your birth certificate or passport.  

Take a look at the application checklist for Nursing

Once you’ve submitted your application

  • We’ll email you to confirm we’ve received it and let you know if there’s anything more we need from you.
  • We’ll assess your application and let you know the outcome.
  • If you’re accepted to study, we’ll send you an enrolment offer letter – you’ll need to accept this to confirm your place on the programme. Click here to find out more about enrolment and accepting your offer.

After you’ve accepted your offer

Entry Criteria

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.

Special Admission

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.

Provisional Entry

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.

Want to see full details of the entry criteria?
Don't meet the entry criteria?

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

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.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

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.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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Course Guide

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We offer the course guides (prospectuses) in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Course Guide (Prospectus)

Undergraduate Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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