Would you like to play a key role in caring for people at challenging times of their lives? If you’re a practical, adaptable and compassionate person and love working with others, nursing could be the career for you.

Trained nurses are in demand, worldwide. With this qualification you gain the skills and competencies to be eligible to meet the final requirements of the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) for registration as a registered nurse.

And with experience behind you, you’ll be able to take your skills overseas to work in a range of health related roles.

Nurses work with people of all ages, and alongside other health professionals in a variety of
health care settings. They help provide the best possible health outcomes for individuals, whānau, and communities.

During this three-year course you gain a thorough grounding in professional nursing practice, through the integration of theory with lots of industry-based work experience. You learn the critical skills and knowledge to become a competent, culturally safe, confident, ethical and reflective practitioner.


This course is specifically aimed to prepare graduates for registration as a registered nurse at a beginning level. Employment and career opportunities exist within a range of health care settings and may include:

  • Hauora Māori nursing
  • Plunket nursing
  • Practice nursing
  • Public health nursing
  • Rural health nursing
  • School health nurse
  • Medical/surgical nursing
  • Criminal justice nursing
  • Addictions nursing
  • Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP)
  • Operating theatre nursing
  • Nurse researcher
  • Nurse manager
  • Aged care nursing
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Rehabilitation nursing
  • Nurse education
  • Palliative care nursing

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.5 (6.5 in all bands) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Nursing  course at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our centers.