Bachelor of Nursing – BN



Bachelor of Nursing – BN

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $35,840 NZD

  • Application fee


  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Clinical Placement

These are mandatory and all come with course.


Term start& deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31


Bachelor of Nursing – BN

Make a difference in someone’s life every day. Nursing offers diverse employment positions, and many options for professional development and postgraduate study.

All Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Clinical Practice students need to be vaccinated (and boosted) to undertake clinical placements as a requirement of either programme. 

Currently, some health organizations, especially aged residential care, mental health, and primary care practices require vaccination as a condition of working in their organization.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University are dynamic, adaptable and critical thinkers.

The Bachelor of Nursing includes science and social science courses related to health which are integrated into nursing knowledge.

Clinical learning takes place in many different areas including surgical, emergency, medical, mental health and primary care services.

You will become a knowledgeable and skillful professional nurse, contributing to the health of individuals and communities.


Nursing simulation suites

You will learn and practice nursing skills through role-play, case-studies and simulations using state-of-the-art manikins.


Structure of the Bachelor of Nursing

Classroom sessions as well as clinical experiences may need to be undertaken outside of normal semester times and/or over the summer period. 

Travel to clinical placements will be required.

Note: This programme cannot be commenced via remote learning. Students need to be onshore in NZ for study.

Estimate your cost

Count of person


Total costs



Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,680
Tuition 1 person $35,840

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)
  • A current First Aid Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Referee details
  • A confidential report from your school or institution (If applicable)

Language requirements

not required
not required








Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
ProgrammeIELTS (Academic)TOEFL
Bachelor of Nursing6.5 in every bandOnly IELTS is acceptable (must have been sat in the past two years)

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
Entry pointDurationExit
EAP110 weeksFoundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
EAP210 weeksDirect entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall

Academic background and requirement

To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution

The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.


  • Senior High School graduation plus successful completion of one year of bachelor's-level study from a recognized institution; or
  • Successful completion of a two-year diploma, or a minimum of two years out of a three-year diploma from a recognized institution; or
  • Completed Gaokao with a tier-one score from the related province


  • All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) Year 12 or Indian School Certificate (ISC) Year 12, with an overall average of 75% and a minimum of 60% in English; or
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) – State Board Examination in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujurat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal, with:
    • an overall average of 85% or higher (with no less than four academic subjects), with
    • a minimum of 70% or above in English.


Specific requirements

This is a ‘selected entry’ qualification. This means as well as applying you will need to provide additional material as part of your application. 

To enter the Bachelor of Nursing you will hold a current First Aid Certificate from an approved provider.

You will be selected into the programme on the basis of a process which includes providing:

  • a personal supporting statement of about 300 words.
  • a curriculum vitae of approximately three pages.
  • provide details of two character referees.
  • if you are applying straight after completing secondary school, or a course at a private training establishment you will supply a confidential report from your school or institution
  • complete the vetting service request and consent form for a New Zealand Police check.
  • provide a current police certificate from any overseas countries you have lived in for 12 months or more in the last 10 years
  • complete the Health and Disability Declaration.
  • An interview may be required.


Foundation qualifications to meet entry requirements

If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.

  • Foundation Certificate (International)
  • Foundation Certificate (International Accelerated)

Career opportunities

  • Nurse
  • Adult nurse
  • Children's nurse
  • Neonatal nurse
  • Health visitor
  • Learning disability nurse
  • Mental health nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Physician associate
  • Further education teacher
  • Health service manager
  • Higher education lecturer

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