New Zealand University Entrance:
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:
AS WELL AS
Numeracy* - 14 credits at Level 1 or above
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) or equivalent
If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), NMIT will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.
Applicants who are unable to demonstrate that they meet Academic Entry Requirements but who can demonstrate acquired skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, may be approved for alternate entry by the Curriculum Manager (or delegate). This may include Recognition of Prior Learning.
English Language Requirements
If English is not the applicant’s first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Table(external link): Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact NMIT for an assessment.
- IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in all subtests).
Note: The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA, therefore; applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
- Personal statement
This should outline why the applicant has chosen nursing as a career.
- Referee’s Information
Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via 2 referees.
Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
- A Current First Aid certificate
A First Aid Certificate (unit standards 6400, 6401 and 6402) which is current for the first year of the programme.
- Immunity evidence
In order to participate in the clinical components of the programme, the applicant must meet all relevant Health Authority requirements including evidence of immunity to nominated diseases. Currently, MRSA clearance is required by most clinical practice areas.
- Consent to Disclosure of Information
Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Curriculum Manager. Information on the Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.
The applicant’s personal statement, referee information, and interview (if required) should provide evidence of appropriateness to study for the nursing profession.
Please see the Supporting documents section for more information and form templates.