Bachelor of Nursing

Programme summary  Career opportunities  Courses & timetables  Admission requirements

7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years or part-time options available (to a maximum of five years)
Starts February
2014 start dates New students TBA
Year 2 students Sem 1: 17/02/2014 - 27/06/2014
Sem 2: 21/07/2014 - 28/11/2014
Year 3 students Sem 1: 17/02/2014 - 11/07/2014
Sem 2: 21/07/2014 - 5/12/2014
150 places, subject to availability of clinical placements
Waitakere campus

NZ$5708 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Qualify as a Registered Nurse and gain the skills required to work in a range of health-related areas, including community and mental health, medical and surgical nursing, and research. During this nursing degree you'll practise what you've learnt at the Education, Practice and Simulation Centre at Waitakere Hospital and during practice placements.

Want to become a nurse? Develop the skills to become a competent Registered Nurse and an effective member of the healthcare team. You learn to assess, manage and communicate effectively with patients in hospitals and the local community. Gain an understanding of medical and surgical nursing, and community and mental health. Evaluate ethical dilemmas in clinical nursing practice, and explore the role and application of technology in the healthcare environment.


  • Enables you to qualify as a Registered Nurse when you've passed the exam set by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
  • Approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
  • The only programme in West Auckland leading to registration as a nurse.
  • Focuses on meeting the health needs of people and their communities, supporting people with continuing health challenges, and maintaining a commitment to evidence-based practice.
  • Practise what you've learnt at the Education and Practice Simulation Centre (SimLab) at Waitakere Hospital.
  • Practice placements (approximately 200 days will be in practice settings) and at least 1100 hours of designated nursing practice. In the final year, you work on rostered nursing duties. Practice experiences include acute care, surgery, medicine, rehabilitation/disability, preventative care and mental health.
  • An opportunity to work in a variety of practice contexts, from Waitakere Hospital, North Shore Hospital, Starship Children's Hospital and private surgical hospitals to the Mason Clinic, Rehab Plus and primary healthcare organisations.
  • Experienced and multi-cultural staff, many of whom still work in clinical nursing practice.
  • Access to computerised library databases and the internet to quickly access clinical reference tools.

Please note: as part of your application you will also need to complete the Bachelor of Nursing Supplementary Application Form.


Last edited: 09 December 2013