Otago Polytechnic

Certificate in Health (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or online*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by November or June

Don’t have the required academic qualifications to enter a degree or diploma-level healthcare programme? No problem! This Certificate, offered by the School of Social Services, can act as a bridging option to help you meet the minimum academic criteria for application to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Social Services and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness). Compulsory block courses are required for those studying online.

Bachelor of Nursing

  • Dunedin and Timaru
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply - applications are now closed for our 2017 intake. Applications for our 2018 intake will reopen around July/August 2017. For further information, please email ebsNUR@op.ac.nz

Become educated to the highest professional standards through both theoretical and practical learning. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply - applications are now closed for 2017. Applications for our 2018 intake will open around June/July 2017. For further information, please email ebsNUR@op.ac.nz

Enrolled Nurses deliver nursing care and health education across a range of health care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Prepare to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as an Enrolled Nurse through this diploma. Time spent in our clinical practice facility and on clinical placement will give you vital hands-on experience and allow you to put your theory into practice.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • 8-12 weeks full-time
  • Starts 2 October, 2017
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Ideal if you need a Competency Assessment Programme to obtain nursing registration in New Zealand. Gain the specific knowledge required to practice as part of a healthcare team in the New Zealand system.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • 5-8 weeks full-time
  • Starts 2 October, 2017
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Complete this theoretical and applied programme to obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge required to be part of a healthcare team in New Zealand.

*There are multiple options for programme duration, location, delivery and start times. Please view the full information sheet or contact us for more details.