Course details

Bachelor of Nursing
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Graduates will have the knowledge and skills to be a professional nurse, able to practise in a range of settings and eligible to apply for Nursing Council of NZ registration.

Entry requirements

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

This programme is a ‘selected entry’ programme. This means as well as applying you will need to provide additional material as part of your application. 

To enter the Bachelor of Nursing you will hold a current First Aid Certificate from an approved provider.

You will be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes providing:

a personal supporting statement of about 300 words explaining why you wish to enter the nursing programme and profession, including why you feel you would make a good nurse. List any personal characteristics you have that demonstrate your suitability. 
a curriculum vitae of approximately three pages, which should include your academic and work history 
provide details of two character referees – these must not be family or friends
if you are applying straight after completing secondary school (or a course at a private training establishment) you will supply a confidential report from your school or institution
complete the vetting service request and consent form for a New Zealand Police check – a criminal record check under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
provide a current police certificate from any overseas countries you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years
complete the Health and Disability Declaration.
An interview may be required.

To become a registered nurse, you will also have requirements during and at the end of your study.

About the provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses, with approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students.