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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Auckland , North Island of New Zealand ,New Zealand

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing)

Nurses are critical to the success of the healthcare system, and AUT-trained nurses are recognized as some of the best in New Zealand. Study the Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing) to start your nursing career.

Our nursing degree focuses on interprofessional practice and care, just like it is in the workplace. You’ll learn that health and healthcare are multifaceted and dynamic, and goes beyond health and illness care to nurture the growth of healthy communities. Throughout your studies, you complete 1,200 hours of practical experience in hospitals and in the community.

Graduates who pass the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s State Examination gain registration as a Registered Nurse.

Campus Information

AUT NORTH CAMPUS

Our North Campus is on Auckland’s North Shore and offers facilities including student accommodation, cafes and our biggest sports centre.

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview
10 Days
Conditional/Unconditional Offer Letter
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates who pass the Nursing Council of New Zealand’s State Examination gain registration as a Registered Nurse. Nursing registration gives scope for specialisation in health service delivery and work in organisations allied to the health sector.

Examples include:

  • Acute care nursing – public or private
  • Advanced nursing practice
  • Health administrator/manager
  • Medical representative
  • Mental health nursing
  • Nurse in defence forces
  • Nurse lecturer/researcher
  • Primary healthcare nursing

PSW Opportunity

3 years

Your qualification at level 7 or higher is acceptable if your course lasted 30 weeks or more.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Minimum entry requirements

  • University Entrance or equivalent
  • Must be capable of meeting the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act) requirements and Children's Act 2014, including a police clearance

Applicants with English as a second or another language who have not completed at least three years of secondary schooling in NZ will be required to meet IELTS requirements.

Bangladesh

  • One year of successful study towards an undergraduate degree at a recognised institute.

India

  • Higher Secondary School Exam or All-India Senior School certificate with an average of 75% in the four best subjects, with a minimum of 60% in English.
  • Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum of 60% in English.

Nepal

  • Bachelor degree with upper second division.

Sri Lanka

  • GCE A levels with a minimum of three A-level grades, with one grade being at least ‘C’ or higher.  A result in General Studies cannot be included.

Worldwide

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) with successful completion of a minimum of 24 points.
  • Cambridge International Examination - a minimum of 120 points on the UCAS Tariff* at A or AS level from any subjects which are broadly equivalent to the subjects in the NCEA approved subject list. Must include at least three subjects (excluding Thinking Skills) with grades D or above. Numeracy: A minimum grade of D in International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) mathematics or any mathematics subject at AS or A level. Literacy: A minimum grade of E in English Language and/or English Literature subject at AS or A level.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) with three A-levels including at least one C grade or better. A result in General Studies cannot be included among the 3 on which the application is based.