Bachelor of Nursing

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Limited

Subject area




3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

You will gain an understanding of the many opportunities available for a career in nursing and be challenged to go beyond traditional health and illness care and focus on creating a supportive environment for health and wellbeing. This programme is highly regarded nationally and combines theory with clinical experience and meets the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) Competencies for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.

We will give you the opportunity to explore the diverse environments and relevant cultural understandings that nurses work within from hospitals, rest homes and health clinics to private practices and community care agencies. Our programme helps develop your abilities with critical thinking, clinical reasoning and problem solving and applying comprehensive health assessments.

A flexible delivery approach is available for students which involves a combination of on-campus and online learning activities. Due to limited availability of clinical placements in Christchurch you may be required to complete a clinical component outside of Christchurch.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Academic requirements for applicants under 20 years, NCEA Level 3, 60 credits at level 3 and 20 credits at level 2 or higher, which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of an English rich subject, science subject and one other from the list of NZQA approved subjects, 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing at level 2 or above, 14 credits at level 1 or above in numeracy. Applicants aged 20 years of age or above must provide evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level OR successful completion of an approved pathway qualification. If English is not the applicant's first language they must provide evidence of an IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.5 in speaking, reading and writing subtests and 7.0 in all subtest. Additional requirements for all applicants include a personal statement, two referee reports, interview, current first aid certificate, meeting the Health Authority requirements e.g. MRSA clearance, consent to Disclosure of Information.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$6,959 $20,876
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$11,014 $33,043
Total $17,973 $53,919

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $56,330
Earnings range $47,712 - $63,120
In employment 67%
In further study 29%
On a benefit 1%

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Thomas Tippet Trust Awards

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Canterbury Region) - The Regional Secretary



Refer to application organisation

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Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 422 733
Phone: (03) 546 9175
Fax: (03) 546 3325

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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