Are you after a diverse, challenging and rewarding career that makes a real difference to people’s lives and society? Develop the skills needed to be a well-rounded, registered nurse, and effective team member of New Zealand’s health care sector, by studying Unitec’s Bachelor of Nursing.

Programme overview

Our Bachelor of Nursing is underpinned by a belief that in today’s constantly changing health care environment, people, their whānau, and their community’s complex and diverse health needs require nurses who are well-educated, research-informed and critical thinkers.

We believe the best way to develop and train nurses is through a balance of thinking and doing. What this means is you’ll get to apply your learning in a range of health-related areas, and on placements at a variety of hospitals and health centres across the Auckland region, so you graduate confident and work-ready.

Our Bachelor of Nursing is the only programme in West Auckland which prepares you for registration as a nurse and is approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Programme content includes:

  • Nursing science and skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Effective assessment, management and communication of patient care
  • Specialist areas of nursing including care (medical and surgical), primary care, mental health, and family and community nursing. All contexts of nursing are evidence-based ensuring the most current practice standards.
  • Evaluation of ethical dilemmas in clinical nursing practice
  • Exploration of the role and application of technology in the health care environment


  • Learn from an experienced and multi-cultural team, many of whom still work in clinical nursing practice, and whose value of partnership and care is reflected in quality teaching, support and innovative curriculum delivery.
  • We’re proud to attract a diverse student population which reflects our local population.
  • Practice what you’ve learnt in a range of health-related areas, at a variety of hospitals and health centres across the Auckland region. Placement experiences range in disciplines (from acute care, surgery and medicine to rehabilitation/disability, preventative care, mental health and primary care). Locations include but are not limited to WDHB, private surgical hospitals, the Mason Clinic, Rehab Plus, and primary health care organisations.
  • Access to the Waitakere Hospital Awhina Simulation Centre.
  • Over the three years of your degree, you’ll complete a minimum of 1100 hours of practice placements and approximately 100 hours in the Awhina Simulation lab at Waitakere Hospital. In your final year, you’ll work rostered nursing duties as you transition into professional nursing practice.


  • Charge nurse
  • District nurse
  • Nurse educator
  • Plunket nurse
  • Practice nurse


IELTS Academic score of 6.5  (with no band less than 6.5).

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Nursing course at the Unitec 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.