Nursing

Make a real difference in people’s lives with a rewarding career in nursing. Study how to care for and work with individuals, whānau and groups of clients alongside other health professionals.

 

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Our Nursing qualifications will provide you with the real-life skills needed to practice in all kinds of different health care environments; studying the human body, medicine, and how to care for patients.

Our Nursing programmes are highly regarded throughout New Zealand. You’ll learn a range of medical techniques while practicing from our state-of-the-art facilities, including nursing simulation suites.

You will benefit from real-world placement experience, the latest industry knowledge and the expertise of our highly skilled and passionate nursing lecturers.

Our graduates are in high demand due to their professionalism and work-ready abilities. Upon graduating, you’ll be eligible to sit globally recognised exams in which you can gain official Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse positions.

Nursing qualifications

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This programme will give you the skills you need to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as an Enrolled Nurse. Upon graduation, you’ll then need to pass the NCNZ Registration Exam and meet other criteria to be issued with a practicing certificate to work as an Enrolled Nurse.

Duration

18 Month

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Enrolled Nurse

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Become qualified to the highest industry standards with our Bachelor of Nursing degree. You will study nursing practice, human behaviour, pharmacology and human body systems and gain vital hands-on experience in our nursing simulation suite and practice placements. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible to sit the State Final Exam for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

Duration

3 Years

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Registered Nurse

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The perfect option if you’re a New Zealand Registered Nurse who needs a Competency Assessment Programme to obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Gain the most up-to-date skills and knowledge required to be part of a healthcare team in New Zealand during this theoretical and applied programme. The theory courses may also be used for professional development purposes and you can enrol in one or both of these.

Duration

8 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Registered Nurse

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If you’re an internationally registered nurse who has met the initial Nursing Council of New Zealand criteria, this is the programme for you. Gain the specific knowledge you need to practice as part of a healthcare team in New Zealand during this theoretical and practical programme.

Duration

8 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Registered Nurse

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