Bachelor of Nursing Pacific (Level 7)
Become a registered nurse with unique skills to support and enhance Pacific health.
This programme has a strong emphasis on cultural-identity and connections to Pacific and nursing world-views. Pacific ways of knowing and learning are woven throughout this programme giving you the practical healthcare skills and hands-on clinical experience to work within your community.
Smaller class sizes encourage a sense of family, aiga (Samoan), kopu tangata (Cook Islands), kāinga (Tongan), magafaoa (Niuean), matavuvale (Fijian) and kāiga (Tokelau, Tuvalu) and contributes to life-long connections.
Pacific leaders, communities and organisations work collaboratively with MIT to enable you to form relationships with those in the health sector.
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.
|Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)||
Full-time for 3 years (34 teaching weeks per year), part-time available for first year only.
|International fees||NZD$25,100 per year (approx.)*|
|Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)||
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Bachelor of Nursing Pacific (Level 7)
“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."
"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."
“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.”
“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."
“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
Key information for students
Bachelor of Nursing Pacific
|Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.||All enrolments in the Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme are encouraged to attend an information session. 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 writingNumeracy - 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- 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, students must have gained a minimum of 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing in English 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 mathematics.OR*Applicants who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Nursing Studies) who achieve a B grade or higher in all subjects will be offered a place on the BNP programme subject to referee reports and available places. Students who did not achieve B grades 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|
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|Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.||3 Years|
|Tuition fees||Annual||Total qualification|
The annual tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
The total tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (This is an average based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)
|Government tuition subsidy
The average annual amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (This is an estimate based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)
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|Successful course completions [?] The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.||91%|
|National graduate outcomes (3 years after completion)|
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|Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
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Information is correct as at 27 May 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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.