Bachelor of Nursing


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Entry requirements

General Academic Admission
a) Candidates are required to have:
i) University Entrance (UE), or equivalent, 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, or Religious Studies); and
(c) 14 credits in one further approved subject.
- Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
(1) 5 credits in reading
(2) 5 credits in writing
- 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 Wintec Bachelor of Nursing programme entry requirements or equivalent. They will also need 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 Wintec Bachelor of Nursing programme.
c) Candidates who have completed an approved foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme in Health at Level 4, with 60% or higher in all modules will be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

Safety Check
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. A Formal Interview
ii. Referee Checks
iii. A Police Vet Check
iv. A Risk Assessment

For Special Admission, Selection Criteria and Clinical Practicum requirements please refer to programme specific regulations.

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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

A nationally recognised undergraduate degree in nursing leading to registration as a comprehensive nurse and beginning practitioner.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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