Course details

Bachelor of Nursing
Domestic tuition $7,331 per year
International tuition $19,058 per year
Course length 3 years
Completion rate 96%
NZQF Level 7
Employment rate N/A
In further study N/A
Median earnings N/A

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.

  1.  Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five-minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. 
  2.  The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25, it is the perfect place for learning and living. 
  3.  The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.

    The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington. 

  4. Massey University's distance learning (extramural) study programme provides the flexibility many students need to fit with today’s changing lifestyles. You simply study when, where and how you want to. Wherever you can be reached via the internet, post or telephone. It’s a formula that’s been successful for 250,000 students over the past 35 years and recently made even easier with the introduction of online study.

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