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Bachelor of Nursing

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Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University are dynamic, adaptable and critical thinkers. The Bachelor of Nursing includes science and social science courses related to health which are integrated into nursing knowledge.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University are dynamic, adaptable and critical thinkers.

The Bachelor of Nursing includes science and social science courses related to health which are integrated into nursing knowledge. Clinical learning takes place in many different areas including surgical, emergency, medical, mental health and primary care services.

You will become a knowledgeable and skilful professional nurse, contributing to the health of individuals and communities.

Entry requirements

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 have achieved 14 credits or more at NCEA Level 3 or higher in at least one of the following subjects: biology, chemistry or physics.

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 chose the nursing programme and 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
  • two referee reports
  • 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
  • an interview may be required.

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

Study locations

Auckland

Wellington

Manawatu

Career pathways

Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers, as it is focused on supporting people, families and communities to manage a wide range of health challenges. Nurses are involved in all areas of health care and can choose to specialise in particular areas, such as intensive care, community mental health, aged care, or child and adolescent nursing. They can also become a specialist in particular conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory care or cancer nursing. Nurses can also choose to develop careers in health management, research and teaching.

Here are just a few examples of where you can work:

Credit for prior study or work

If you are a nursing student from another institution wishing to transfer into the Bachelor of Nursing Programme at Massey University you are advised to contact us prior to making any application.

Applications for transfer need to be submitted no later than 1 October for the following academic year.

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.