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Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)

HL0902

Course Details

Summary

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 sit 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.

Already have a Bachelor's Degree?

You could be eligible to study the Master of Health Science/Bachelor of Nursing conjoint programme. Find out more here.

 

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
or
HLTM512 ^
Developing the Professional Self515  
HLBN513Nursing through the Lifespan515  
HLSC514Human Body for Nursing515  
HLBN521
or
HLTM521 ^
Social Context of Nursing in New Zealand515HLBN512
or
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

Dare to care!

Watch the video to see what it's like to study the Bachelor of Nursing at Wintec.

Student Profile

Bachelor of Nursing student Dayna Samuel
Dayna Samuel
Second-Year Bachelor of Nursing Student, Tihei Mauri Ora Stream
Psychiatric Assistant, Midwifery Aide and Healthcare Assistant, Griffin Healthcare
Recipient of the Dame Te Ātairangikaahu Nursing Scholarship, 2018
In her first year of a nursing degree, Dayna Samuel won the Dame Te Ātairangikaahu Nursing Scholarship and was approached by the General Manager of private healthcare company Griffin Healthcare to work as a psychiatric assistant, midwifery aide and healthcare assistant. 

“One of my old friends, who I met in Foundation studies, works for the company and she told them about me. I was approached by the GM to see if I wanted a job.”

As a midwifery aide Dayna goes out with a Lead Maternity Carer to assist; this could be cleaning up mess or comforting family. Her role as a healthcare assistant is similar as she works on the floor helping nurses with whatever they need done.

Working as a psychiatric assistant is the hardest part of her job, as she goes on call outs with the crisis team who are part of the Waikato District Health Board, but she says her time at Wintec is preparing her well for what she has to face.

“It’s not all Shortland Street mode. [The degree] is difficult but it prepares you for the harsh world and the harsh reality of nursing. It also teaches you that you do have to work hard, it doesn’t just get handed to you. Here, they teach you hard work and independence and self-reliance.”

Studying in the Tihei Mauri Ora stream has created a support network for Dayna that goes beyond classroom friendships.

“Tihei Mauri Ora (TMO) is a stream offered to Māori and Pasifika students in Nursing. I like the quote ‘struggle together, succeed together’ and that’s what TMO is about. We’re there for each other during school and outside of school, we help each other out because we all have our strengths and weaknesses and we put our strengths together.”

“My study would have been different if I wasn’t in the TMO stream.”

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 here.
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

Already have a Bachelor's Degree?

You could be eligible to study the Master of Health Science/Bachelor of Nursing conjoint programme. Find out more here.

 

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?
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Pathways

Health and social practice pathway diagram

Your First Day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

The induction is held across three days as per below

Date: 11 February 2019
Time: 9-11am
Venue: The Atrium - City Campus

Date: 12 February 2019 
Time: 9.00am - 3.30pm
Venue: TBA

Date: 13 February 2019
Time: 12.00pm - 2.00pm -
Venue: Event Room 1 - City Campus

 

Bring ID documents for Police vetting.  If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children Act or the safety checking process you can visit https://wintec.ac.nz/VCA 

What you will need

Bring pen and paper with you on your first day
ID documents for Police Vetting on the second day.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec Pōwhiri/Nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional to programme fees, the below categories will show other costs associated with studying the Bachelor of Nursing. All costs are approximate, dependent on where the item is purchased, and are subject to change.

 

You will also have a compulsory fee of $195 for a 3 year subscription to Kura Cloud

 

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

All students must have a current comprehensive first aid certificate (NZQA units 6400, 6401 and 6402) - a copy of which must be on your file with Student Enrolment and Information Centre (SEIC). If you do not have a current first aid certificate you will not be given a clinical placement. 

Cost: Approx. $120-$240

Health status

HEALTH SCREENING AND VACCINATIONS

All students must have completed a health screening form and are cleared for clinical practice placement. Immunisation status can only be ascertained by a blood test arranged by your doctor/health provider, there will be associated costs. Forms will be available during week one. Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health, Counselling and Wellbeing Centre, located in A Block, open 8.00am to 4.00pm, Phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition some students may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for students undertaking clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask).

Uniform

UNIFORM FOR NURSING PRACTICE
Our uniform supplier will be at our main campus during during April/May and October/November, to custom fit your uniform to order.
Uniforms are available from $79-$99. You will also need to provide your own full length navy trousers; and black or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed in style, non-porous with a soft sole and low heel.
You will also require a watch with a second hand that can be clipped to your uniform.

Equipment

Clinical placement

CLINICAL PLACEMENT - TRAVEL, PARKING AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS FOR OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME AREA
You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements as follows:

First year – four days over the first year – within a 30 km radiance of Hamilton.

Second year – three placements (two x 4 week placements, and one x 7 week placement). These placements could be anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

Third year – two x 4 week placements, and one x 10 week placement. These placements could be 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 assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.

Course Guide

Our course guides (prospectuses) will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contain information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

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)

Download a copy

Just click here (you can then save it to your computer).

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Postgraduate Health Course Guide (Prospectus)

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Just click here to view the PDF (you can then save it to your computer).

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