General academic admission
Candidates are required to have:
a) a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum B grade (65%) in the third year of their qualifying degree; which is considered relevant to health science or appropriate health or allied professional qualification.
There are no special admission options for the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration).
a) Candidates must complete their application for selection at least two months prior to the commencement of the programme. Applications received after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
b) Candidates may be required to attend an individual or group interview.
c) Candidates are required to indicate in their application whether they have been convicted of a criminal offence. Candidates should be aware that, under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 some types of criminal convictions may result
in the Nursing Council of New Zealand declining a candidate’s application for registration in the registered nurse scope of practice. Similarly, some types of criminal convictions may result in difficulty to obtain clinical experiences and therefore
meet the requirements to pass the programme.
d) Candidates are required in their application to indicate whether they have had/or currently have a mental and/or physical condition that may prevent them from entering the Master of Nursing Science (Pre-registration) Programme. Candidates are required
under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to demonstrate that they are fit for registration as they progress through the programme. Candidates should be aware that under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 some
types of convictions, physical and mental conditions, or professional or academic misconduct, may result in the Nursing Council of New Zealand being unable to register the person as a nurse.
Clinical practicum requirement
a) Before undertaking Clinical Practicum within the programme, candidates will be required to provide a written health and immunity status assessment from their health practitioner and must hold a current First Aid Certificate (covering NZQA Unit Standards
6400, 6401 and 6402).
Safety check requirements
a) 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. Referee Checks,
ii. A Police Vet Check,
iii. A Risk Assessment.
b) 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
a) Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 with no individual band score lower than 7.0; or,