Level 4

Pre-degree preparation for nursing

Get the essential skills to pathway into one of our nursing programmes and a career as a healthcare professional.
Overview

Programme highlights

Do you want to become a nurse or healthcare professional?

This qualification will give you the essential skills to pathway into one of our nursing programmes.

You will get hands-on learning of which some will be in our modern clinical learning suite.

Our supportive learning environment will enable you to build your confidence and independence throughout your journey.

When you graduate, you will be ready to study one of our nursing or health programmes.

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.

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Study nursing at Manukau Institute of Technology

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

General

All applicants entering the nursing pathway will be required to partake in literacy and numeracy testing to ensure suitability for the programme.

Students must score 70% on each test (literacy and numeracy).

International students: English language entry requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

Provisional entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme or training scheme may be eligible to be enrolled. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements may also be eligible to be enrolled in exceptional circumstances where they can demonstrate capability for study at the required level. Such decisions must consider any applicable pre-requisites and will be made by the Head of School.

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Programme structure

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

105.433 Skills for successful tertiary study (15 credits)

Prepares you to study successfully at tertiary level in nursing studies.

105.435 Project pathway A (15 credits)

Enables you to substantially and progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this Science course as well as the Skills for Successful Tertiary Study and Building Communication Competence courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of your personal life, study and intended career destination in nursing and health fields.

105.436 Project pathways B (15 credits)

Enables you to substantially and progressively apply, consolidate and demonstrate the skills and knowledge developed in this Numeracy course as well as the Skills for Successful Tertiary Study and Building Communication Competence courses through authentic learning experiences in order to meet the varied demands of your personal life, study and intended career destination in nursing and health fields.

181.432 Building communication competence (15 credits)

Enables you to effectively use a variety of communication strategies to support your learning and your future career pathways in nursing and health fields in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Careers and pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Your work experience or previous tertiary study may count towards achieving your qualification. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) at MIT is designed for those who already have on-the-job skills and knowledge, but want to take their career to the next level with a qualification.

With RPL we can measure and match your existing skills against credits in our courses – creating a tailored path of study that will not only save you money but also help you to complete your qualification faster. Learn more.

Information is correct as at 3 November 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 is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga 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.