There are three positions at which you can practice as a Nurse in New Zealand which are: Enrolled Nurse, Registered Nurse and Nurse Practioner. The position of Enrolled Nurse is the most initial one, after which you become a Registered Nurse and finally a Nurse Practioner. This whole process of position up-gradation in profession of Nursing in New Zealand depends upon your level of qualification.
(To know what qualification you require to become abovementioned Nurse, refer to our article – How can I become a Nurse in New Zealand?).
What are the options available for me to study nursing in New Zealand?
AUT is among the top 20% Universities worldwide located in Auckland. Here one aspiring to study Nursing in New Zealand can pursue Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing Science or Postgraduate Diploma in Registered Nurse Prescribing. The course charges from $35,310 to $36,370. You’ll be requiring Overall Band Score of 6.5 not less than 6.5 to study Bachelors or PG Diploma and to take Master you’ll need to score 7.0 not less than 7.0 in IELTS Academic.
A Government-Owned Tertiary Education Institution having its three campuses in Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, and Gisborne in which you can study Bachelor of Nursing costing $ 22,000. It requires IELTS (academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.5.
One of the largest Institutes of New Zealand spread across Invercargill which offers Bachelor of Nursing which costs $17,000 per year and New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing $14,000 per year. Overall Band Score of 6.5 is needed to get admission in SIT to study Nursing in New Zealand.
Waikato Institute of Technology famously known as Wintec is located with its three campuses in Hamilton. Study Bachelor of Nursing Level-7 and New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) costing 22,180 per year. To get admission, it requires Overall Band Score of 6.5 in IELTS (Academic).
A largest Vocational Training Institute located in the South Island provides International Students with Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Diploma in Nursing and New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing each costing $22,370 per year. To study at ARA take IELTS test and score 6.5 Overall with no band score lower than 6.5.
Other offering Bachelor of Nursing are Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki while at the University of Otago you can pursue Master of Nursing Science (MNSc).
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