Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)
Study to become a registered nurse with MIT.
This programme will challenge you to develop your practical, social and academic skills to make you a valuable member within any healthcare team. Get hands-on clinical experience from day one, from learning within our modern clinical learning suite, to time in both community and inpatient clinical placements.
Class sizes are small so you will build strong working relationships with your peers and teaching staff throughout your journey. Your lecturers visit you regularly to help guide you to link theory to practice when out on your clinical placements.
You will experience a broad range of culturally diverse and unique clinical experiences within community, inpatient and mental health settings.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to sit the Nursing Council of New Zealand State Examination and apply for registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand.
Māori and Pasifika pathways
If you are of Māori or Pasifika descent then you also have access to Te Ara Oranga while studying this programme.
Te Ara Oranga will support you to succeed in a way that suits your needs and you will get connected with industry, opening doors to your health career pathway.
Please note: In accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, Covid vaccinations are mandatory for workers in the healthcare sector. Placement is a compulsory component of MIT’s healthcare programmes. To go on placement in this sector, students will need to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to MIT. Students that hold a medical exemption that prevents them from being vaccinated are permitted to work in the healthcare sector, but will have limited placement opportunities in that sector. Students that are not vaccinated, or that do not wish to share their vaccination status with MIT, will not be able to go on placement in the healthcare sector. If you hold a medical exemption, or if you are unable or unwilling to provide proof of vaccination to MIT, your placement opportunities will accordingly be limited and MIT cannot guarantee availability with placement providers. If this applies to you, we encourage you to contact us to discuss your options.
$7,300 (approx.)* per year
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||
Full-time for 3 years (34 teaching weeks per year), part-time available for the first year only.
|International fees||NZD$26,700 per year (approx.)*|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||
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Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7)
“MIT is a great place to study. From the first moment I arrived, I felt welcome and like part of a big family. The small classes, great resources and support from our amazing lecturers kept me on track. They were always available when we needed help. The practical skills I learnt at MIT gave me confidence during my placements and I graduated feeling well prepared to enter the workforce.”
“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
"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 chose to study nursing because I always had an interest in sciences, and I enjoy working with people, so it was an easy decision to combine the two and work in healthcare.
I chose to study at MIT because of the small class sizes. I really liked that the lecturers actually know their students by name, and you know the people in your class. I like the inclusive atmosphere on campus. Specifically, in my degree I enjoy the clinical placements, it is so exciting to actually gain practical experience in an environment where everyone wants you to succeed.
MIT is different because they are training students for the workforce. When you graduate you’re fully prepared to work in that field.
I would tell students that you need to be willing to commit. In order to get the most out of this experience, you must throw yourself in 100%, don’t make excuses for not giving it your all!
Three years seems like a long time but it will go by so fast, it is a lot of hard work, but it is so worth the time and energy in the long term.”
Key information for students
Bachelor of Nursing
|Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.||All enrolments in the Bachelor of Nursing programme are subject to the approval of an entry and selection team. All applicants must complete a health declaration and the New Zealand Nursing Council requires criminal convictions to be declared. Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:University Entrance:*NCEA Level 3*Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of:o14 credits each, in three approved subjects*Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:o5 credits in readingo5 credits in writing*Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:oachievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, orounit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).and*A minimum of 12 credits at NQF Level 2 or higher from the subjects listed below:-Biology-Chemistry-Physics-ScienceOrNCEA Level 2*Applicants must hold at least 80 credits at NCEA Level 2, of which 40 credits must be at merit or excellence. Of the 80 NCEA Level 2 credits, studentsmust have gained a minimum of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing inEnglish or Te Reo Maoriand*A minimum of 12 credits from the subjects listed below:-Biology-Chemistry-Physics-Scienceand*A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematicsAn interview is required to determine the applicant's preparedness for tertiary studies. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:*Effective interpersonal communication skills*Good personal presentation*Maturity and a positive attitude*Commitment and motivation to succeedORCambridge International Examinations*120 points on the UCAS Tariff with a minimum grade of D in at least three subjects equivalent to those in the list approved for NZUeBS and NCEA at AS, A2 (or A) leveland*A minimum D pass in IGCSe mathematicsand*A minimum e pass in AS English. Applicants must meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2|
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|Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.||3 Years|
|Tuition fees||Annual||Total qualification|
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|Government tuition subsidy
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|Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.||96%|
|National graduate outcomes (3 years after completion)|
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Information is correct as at 27 September 2022. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.