Bachelor of Nursing Maaori (Level 7)

(Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi)

Programme highlights

Are you passionate about whānau health and wellbeing?

Become a registered nurse and share your passion for caring for your whānau and community.

Our new Bachelor of Nursing Maaori will give you the opportunity to make a positive difference to health, wellbeing and care of your people.

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.

Learn more

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Manukau
Level 7
Domestic fees $7,200 per year (approx.)*
*Fee includes some resource costs.
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code MN4066
Duration

Three years

Study Method Full-time
Credits 360
International Fees $24,700 per year (approx.)*
*Fee includes some resource costs.
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification MIT Degree

Entry requirements

All enrolments in Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Bachelor of Nursing Maaori 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:
      • 14 credits each, in three approved subjects.
    • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of:
      • 5 credits in reading;
      • 5 credits in writing.
    • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of:
      • Achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects; or
      • Unit 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;
      • Science
OR
  • NCEA 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, students must have gained;
      • A minimum of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing in English or Te Reo Maaori; and
      • A minimum of 12 credits from the subjects listed below:
        • Biology;
        • Chemistry;
        • Physics;
        • Science; and
      • A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics

An 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 succeed
OR
Cambridge 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) level; and
  • A minimum D pass in IGCSe mathematics; and
  • A minimum e pass in AS English. Applicants must meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2.
OR
International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalence
  • A minimum total of 24 points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP); and
  • Meet the literacy requirements by having at least four points in an English-rich subject in the IBDP; and
  • Meet the numeracy requirements by having at least four points in mathematics in the IBDP or by meeting the necessary numeracy requirements by some other means.
  • Meet the equivalent science requirements as specified for NCEA Level 2.

Applicants who do not meet all entry requirements should contact the School of Nursing to explore their options.

OR

Applicants 20 years of age and over ideally will meet the minimum entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements, but feel that they have the skills or experience to be successful in this programme, should contact the School to discuss their options.

Students who have studied on a nursing programme at another institution wishing to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing will be considered on a case-by case basis. Refer to programme regulations. A B-grade average (ie above a B minus average) in the nursing programme from another institution is required.

OR

Applicants who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Nursing Studies, L4) who achieve a B grade (merit) or higher in all subjects will be offered a place on Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Bachelor of Nursing Maaori programme subject to referee reports and available places.  Students who did not achieve B grade (merit) or higher will be considered on an individual basis by the HOS.

OR

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a mature approach to study; ability to pass a science diagnostic test; the ability to manage their time; ability to seek support; a strong motivation to work in the Health Sector; the ability to read and write at the level required for degree level study.  The above attributes will be assessed through an information session.

AND

Have English language competence to undertake this programme which is taught and assessed in English. Any applicants whose first language is not English should provide evidence of an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.5 (with no score of below 6.5) or equivalence.

Equivalence will be considered by a case by case basis demonstrated by:

Evidence of either of the following kinds of previous primary and secondary study in English by the student:

(a) completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction;

or

(b) completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction.  Students may submit evidence of equivalence for these areas of study for assessment. Students who did not achieve B grades or higher will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants who have completed a New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Nursing Studies) NZCSP L4 programme, or an equivalent, can submit an application and may be offered a place on the Bachelor of Nursing programme subject to their results.

OR

Subject to the MIT Council’s statutory powers to decline enrolment, a person may enrol for the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing programme if the Director of Nursing and/or Head of School of Nursing /entry panel is of the opinion that the applicant can undertake the programme with reasonable prospects of success. 

Each applicant is required to submit the names of at least two referees who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation and is likely to be a ‘fit and proper’ person to register as a registered nurse. Relatives may not be used as referees. Referees must have known the applicant for at least two years. 

The applicant’s level of health shall be such that it is possible to achieve the competencies required for registration as a nurse. A health declaration is required and further reports may be requested with the consent of the applicant. Immune status must be provided for specified diseases/conditions as determined by the School from time to time. 

Applicants are required to declare all criminal or pending criminal convictions with enrolment. Police screening is required for all applicants. In cases where a previous criminal conviction has been reported, applicants will be interviewed by the Director of Nursing/Head of School of Nursing and their prospects of gaining registration upon successful completion of the programme will be outlined. 

To maintain confidentiality of information related to patients/clients, all students are required to sign a confidentiality agreement. 

The applicant must be able to attend practicum at specified times and places.

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

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Career opportunities

A broad range of career options as a registered nursing, with specialised skills in Maaori Health Care.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below 13 courses (360 credits):

Level 5

722.547 Ko Wai Ahau Identity, Language and Culture (30 credits)

You will apply knowledge of cultural identity and belonging through exploration of Te Reo, the unique relationship between Maaori and non Maaori, within the context of traditional and contemporary Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.548 Kaupapa Maaori Rangahau: Oranga, Introduction to Maaori Health Research (15 credits)

This course introduces you to locate, access and interpret Kaupapa Maaori Rangahau: Oranga approaches and frameworks within the context of Oranga Maaori in relation to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.549 Maatai Oranga Tuatahi, Health Science 1  (15 credits)

You will examine and articulate Maatai Oranga (Health Science) knowledge required for Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.550 Tuapapa Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Introduction to Foundational Maaori Nursing  (30 credits)

This course introduces the philosophy and principles of Tikanga aa-Tapuhi as they relate to Nursing Council New Zealand (NCNZ) Competencies.

722.551 Tuapapa Maatai Taka Rongoaa, Introduction to Pharmacology (15 credits)

You will examine, apply and compare concepts of Maatai Taka Rongoaa (pharmacological) in relation to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.552 Maatai Oranga Tuarua, Health Science 2 (15 credits)

This course examines and applies Maatai Oranga (Health Science) in relation to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

Level 6

722.661 Te Puna Aro Tikanga aa-Tapuhi, Maaori Nursing Practice with a Mental Health Focus (45 credits)

You will understand and apply the principles and values of Te Puna Aro as it relates to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.662 Tikanga aa-Tapuhi Awhi Kaumaatua/Kuia, Supportive Maaori Nursing Practice as it relates to Kaumaatua and Kuia (15 credits)

This course examines, explores and critiques clinical and theoretical components of Te Puna Aro and Kaumatua and/or Kuia Oranga Maaori  in relation to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.663 Tikanga aa-Tapuhi Tangata Tuuroro, Maaori Nursing with an Inpatient Focus (45 credits)

You will understand and apply the principles and values of Tangata Tuuroro Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.664 Tikanga aa-Tapuhi Awhi Whaanau, Hapuu and Iwi, Supportive Maaori Nursing Practice as it relates to Whaanau, Hapuu and Iwi (15 credits)

This course examines, explores and critiques clinical and theoretical components of Tangata Tuuroro and Whaanau, Hapuu and Iwi in relation to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

722.665 Tikanga aa-Tapuhi Whaanau Whaanui me te Haapori, Maaori Nursing with a Community Focus (45 credits)

You will investigate the principles and values of Whaanau, Whaanui me te Haapori in to Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

Level 7

723.701 Tikanga aa-Tapuhi Awhi Oranga Rangatahi, Supportive Maaori Nursing Practice as it relates to Rangatahi (15 credits)

This course examines, explores and critiques clinical and theoretical components of Whaanau, Whaanui me te Haapori, in relation to Oranga Rangatahi Tikanga aa-Tapuhi.

723.702 Te Puaawaitanga Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Maaori Nursing Focused Experience and Transition to Practice (60 credits)

You will integrate Tikanga aa-Tapuhi clinical competence as evidence-based practice whilst working in two worlds (Maaori and non-Maaori). Actively seeking opportunities to contribute to the advancement of Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi towards Nursing Registration.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the nursing calendar.

Key information for students

Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi Bachelor of Nursing Maaori

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Entry Requirements: All enrolments in Te Tohu Paetahi Tikanga Rangatira aa-Tapuhi, Bachelor of Nursing Maaori 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: ? 14 credits each, in three approved subjects Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: ? 5 credits in reading ? 5 credits in writing Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: ? achievement standards - specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or ? unit 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 ? Science Or NCEA 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, students ? must have gained a minimum of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing in ? English or Te Reo Maaori and ? A minimum of 12 credits from the subjects listed below: ? Biology ? Chemistry ? Physics ? Science and ? A minimum of 10 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics An 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 succeed OR Cambridge 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) level and ? A minimum
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Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $56,330
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $47,712 - $63,120
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 67%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 29%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 1%
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Information is correct as at October 2019. 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 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 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 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. 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 is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.