Bachelor of Nursing - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
3 years
Intakes
February
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 13,718
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 45,781

Entry Requirements

  • NCEA Level 3 including:
    • Three subjects - at Level 3 or above, made up of:
      • 14 credits in biology OR chemistry
      • 14 credits in English OR an English language-rich subject
      • 14 credits in one other approved subject
      • the remaining credits may come from either achievement or unit standards, and  
    • Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing, and
    • Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects OR package of three numeracy unit standards.
  • If you are over 20, you must have completed the equivalent of NCEA Level 3 biology and/or chemistry within the past five years.
  • You must provide a Level 2 Comprehensive First Aid Certificate and make a health declaration.
  • You must provide two referee reports showcasing your academic and community/work-related skills.
  • You must complete a Ministry of Justice police check for any convictions.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet degree-level entry requirements.
  • If you are a Certificate in Health (Level 4) student, you must nominate a programme lecturer as an academic reference.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.5)

Curriculum

Year 1:

  • Professional Nursing: Theory and Research 1
  • Bioscience
  • Nursing Practice: Medical/Surgical 1
  • Theory for Practice 1
  • Sociology
  • Nursing Practice: Primary Health 1
  • Applied Psychological Concepts
  • Pharmacology

Year 2:

  • Professional Nursing: Theory and Research 2
  • Pathophysiology
  • Maori Health
  • Nursing Practice: Primary Health 2
  • Theory for Practice 2
  • Nursing Practice: Medical 2
  • Nursing Practice: Mental Health 2
  • Nursing Practice: Surgical 2

Year 3: 

  • Professional Nursing: Theory and Research 3
  • Nursing Practice: Primary Health 3
  • Nursing Practice: Mental Health 3
  • Nursing Practice: Medical Health 3
  • Transition to RN Practice
  • Theory for Practice 3

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