Bachelor of Nursing
Level 7

Bachelor of Nursing

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  • Locations and dates


    21 February 2022
    Bachelor of Nursing Year 1
    Subject to numbers


    17 January 2022
    Bachelor of Nursing - Year 3
    14 February 2022
    Bachelor of Nursing - Year 2
    21 February 2022
    Bachelor of Nursing - Year 1
  • Study options

    3 years full time or up to 5 years part time

  • Length

    3 years full time or up to 5 years part time

  • Total credits


  • Fees


    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


The nursing profession is a rewarding and challenging career pathway for those interested in helping others.

If you achieved University Entrance (UE) in 2020, the entry requirements for this programme may differ from those displayed on this page and in printed material due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. To find out about entry requirements for those who achieve UE in 2020 see the NZQA website(external link).

There is a wide variety of career possibilities both nationally and internationally as a registered nurse, including medical, surgical, emergency department, mental health, public health and rural health nursing.

Gain the skills and experience you need for your career through combined theory, practice and clinical studies.

Since 2012 NMIT graduates have a 100% pass rate on Nursing Council New Zealand State Final Examinations. This is an internationally recognised qualification so you can not only work in New Zealand but also around the world.

Nursing in Marlborough

NMIT is investigating the possibility of delivering a significant portion of the Bachelor of Nursing programme at the Marlborough Campus with certain components requiring travel to the Nelson Campus.  

To express your interest please 'apply now' for the Marlborough delivery as an option.

Key information for students

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements Learn more

Academic requirements: New Zealand University Entrance: NCEA Level 3 (60 credits level 3 and 20 credits level 2 or higher) which must include: 14 credits Level 3 in each of: English or an approved literacy subject* Biology or Physical Education or Chemistry one other subject from the list of approved subjects* AS WELL AS Numeracy* - 14 credits Level 1 or above OR New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (L 4) or equivalent. Examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination) will be assessed for academic entry equivalency. *NZQA approved subjects: see Alternative Requirements: 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: 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. Other Requirements: Personal statement Referee s Information Interview A Current First Certificate Immunity evidence Consent to Disclosure of Information

Detailed requirements
More information about entry to this qualification

Duration Learn more

3 Years

Tuition fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees Learn more $7,019 $21,056
Government tuition subsidy Learn more $11,359 $34,078
TOTAL Learn more $18,378 $55,134
Compulsory Student Services Fee
Student loan information Learn more StudyLink

Student success Learn more

Successful course completions 98%

National Graduate Outcomes Learn more

3 years after completion
Median earnings Learn more $56,330
Earnings range Learn more $47,712 - $63,120
In employment Learn more 67%
In further study Learn more 29%
On a benefit Learn more 1%

Note: All KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only. Learn more about Key Information for Students







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