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.
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). If you’re enrolled in an eligible programme, TTAF will automatically cover your fees from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2022. 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. Note: if your programme of study goes beyond 31 December 2022, your courses after this date will be subject to applicable course costs. Please talk to us at that time though, as you might be eligible for fees-free study or other options to cover the rest of your tuition fees.