Goodbye fees, study nursing for free^.
As part of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) to rebuild New Zealand's economy, you can now study the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) for free.
Want to make a real difference caring for people in your community? A career in nursing might be for you.
The industry needs more essential workers who are passionate about improving health outcomes for others. You could work locally or abroad in a range of different specialities.
When you graduate from one of our nursing programmes, you'll be ready to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Examination and apply for registration as an enrolled or registered nurse in New Zealand.
You'll be supported to succeed throughout your journey with access to a Kaiawhina, a Pasifika support person, a Whānau and a Mā Tātou room.
If your licence to practice has expired study this certificate to regain your Aotearoa New Zealand registration.
Or, are you keen to study a stand-alone course? If you want to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area, find out more about nursing short courses.
Māori and Pasifika pathways
If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent and are passionate about making a difference to the health and wellbeing of your people you can get additional support on your study journey with Te Ara Oranga.
Learn with like-minded people in an environment that works around your needs and supports you to succeed. You’ll also get connected with future employers, opening doors to your health career pathway.
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"I enjoy talking to people and connecting with people and when you get into nursing you have opportunities to do these things. I draw my motivation from my own family and wanting to give them the best care possible. One of the main things about being able to care for our people is allowing them to live in that space and be themselves in that space. Studies have proven that a person gets better quicker when you are able to look after them holistically. So you’re looking at the person as a whole and not just the condition."
“I’ve found that giving forward is the best way to go. There’s always going to be a need for nurses and what’s a better way to help our Pacific people. A lot of our Pacific people don’t have a good understanding of health literacy. Being a nursing student and working part-time as a health care assistant I am able to help change this."
“Having a profession where you can show your family that this is what I do, I think that’s really important for us. This morning I was saving someone’s life and at 3 o'clock, now I’m at home playing with my girls outside kicking a ball. That’s the sort of stuff money can’t buy and that’s the sort of stuff you get being a health professional."
Sonny Te Wao
“It was such a privilege to be in the Bachelor of Nursing Pacific. For me and who I am as a person, I was able to come in and meet people I could relate to with the same background, same values and same believes. They helped push me through my degree when I felt like I needed that push."
The following programmes are available in this area of study:
^Free study for this qualification may be available to you under the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Visit https://www.tec.govt.nz/funding/funding-and-performance/funding/fund-finder/targeted-training-and-apprenticeship-fund/faqs-for-learners/ for eligibility criteria and more information. Students must be eligible to study as a domestic student and meet any other entry criteria as required. Some costs may also apply. Free study is subject to funding confirmation.