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Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)

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Nurses are critical to the success of the healthcare system, and AUT-trained nurses are recognised as some of the best in New Zealand. Study the Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) to start your nursing career.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
AK3324
Study Mode
In person, Online
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$7,130 per year / $21,390 total
International Fees
$36,016 per year / $108,048 total

About this course

Nurses are critical to the success of the healthcare system, and AUT-trained nurses are recognised as some of the best in New Zealand. Study the Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) to start your nursing career.

Our nursing degree focuses on interprofessional practice and care, just like it is in the workplace. You'll learn that health and healthcare is multifaceted and dynamic, and goes beyond health and illness care to nurture the growth of healthy communities. Throughout your studies you complete 1,200 hours of practical experience in hospitals and in the community.

Graduates who pass the Nursing Council of New Zealand's State Examination gain registration as a Registered Nurse.

Applying to study health sciences from 2022

From 2022 all offers of place for undergraduate health science degrees will be made into the Bachelor of Health Science without a major.

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Entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including police clearance

Applicants with English as a second or other language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

International student entry requirements

Study locations

North Campus

Online

Career pathways

Graduates who pass the Nursing Council of New Zealand's State Examination gain registration as a Registered Nurse. Nursing registration gives scope for specialisation in health service delivery and work in organisations allied to the health sector.

Examples include:

  • Acute care nursing - public or private
  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Health administrator/manager
  • Medical representative
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nurse in defence forces
  • Nurse lecturer/researcher
  • Primary healthcare nursing

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