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Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7) Universal College of Learning (UCOL)

New Zealand


Course info


Let UCOL help give your nursing career the best start. It’s the personal approach from our industry experienced lecturers that sets us apart and gives UCOL’s Bachelor of Nursing graduates an excellent professional reputation both here and overseas.

UCOL's Bachelor of Nursing will provide you with learning opportunities that enable you to become an effective registered nurse, providing competent, comprehensive nursing care.

When you enrol in UCOL’s Bachelor of Nursing programme you'll be assigned you your own personal tutor to guide you right through your nursing journey. They’ll support you through the curriculum, which includes up to 160 hours of clinical placements in your first year. Later in the programme these clinical experiences will include primary health care, medical and surgical, and mental health settings.

Career & Study Outcomes

  • Hospitals
  • Community agencies
  • Maori health education
  • Iwi-based health centres
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Government departments
  • Employment overseas

Is this you?

This programme is designed for:

  • School leavers with University Entrance
  • Graduates of New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) (Nursing Pathway)
  • International students wishing to complete a Bachelor of Nursing degree in New Zealand
  • Internationally qualified nurses wishing to apply for registration as a nurse in New Zealand
  • Mature learners who are currently employed in the caring professions who wish to enhance their career opportunities by studying at degree level
  • People returning to study from the workforce who are seeking a career in the nursing profession.

Course Information

Year 1:

  • Society And Health in Aotearoa/New Zealand (15 credits)
  • Professional Nursing : An Introduction (15 credits)
  • Bioscience for Health Professionals (25 credits)
  • Fundamental Skills for Nursing (25 credits)
  • Communication and Education for Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • Clinical Practice (Introduction) (20 credits, 160 hours practical experience)

Year 2:

  • Aotearoa/New Zealand Health Care System and Professional Practice (20 credits)
  • Nursing Science and Practice Skills (35 Credits)
  • Person-centred Care: The Mental Health Context (15 credits)
  • Clinical Practice (Medical/Surgical) (25 credits, 240 hours practical experience)
  • Clinical Practice (Mental Health) (25 credits, 240 hours practical experience)

Year 2 - Elective course for internationally qualified nurses

  • Special Topic: Professional Nursing in Aotearoa (15 Credits)

Year 3:

  • Primary Health Care (15 credits)
  • Preparing for Registration: Promoting Practice Improvement and Lifelong Learning (15 credits)
  • People with Acute and/or Complex Care Needs: A Partnership Approach (15 credits)
  • Chronic Conditions and Person-centred Care (15 credits)
  • Clinical Practice (Primary Health Care) (24 credits, 240 hours practical experience)
  • Clinical Practice (Transition) (36 credits, 360 hours practical experience)

Industry Connections

The Nurse Education Team have strong links with industry and students have a wide range of Clinical experience in Mental Health, Medical/Surgical, Aged Care and Primary Health environments across the three years of study.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Nursing (Level 7).

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,500.00 (11,99,655) per year


08 Feb


Palmerston North Campus (Main Campus)

Universal College of Learning (UCOL),

18 Princess Street,


Palmerston North,

4422, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,500.00 (11,99,655) per year


01 Feb


UCOL Wairarapa Campus

143-159 Chapel Street,



5810, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

NZ$22,500.00 (11,99,655) per year


09 Feb


UCOL Whanganui Campus

16 Rutland Street,



4500, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

International students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis to ensure they meet New Zealand University Entrance requirements. In addition, in accordance with NCNZ (2017) and the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act [HPCA] (2003) requirements, international students whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the general medium of instruction is not English, will be required to provide documentary evidence of proficiency in English (reading, writing, listening, and speaking).

Applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS with a score of 6.5 (Academic) in all bands, (or equivalent, including TOEFL), achieved in one sitting authorised by the awarding body and which is within the preceding two years at the time the student’s application is received and stamped by Registry or successful completion of New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 5) (Academic) or TOEFL (iBT) score of 83 (Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20, Writing 24); OET minimum grade C+ or 300 in all subtests; PToE (Academic) score of 58 with no band less than 58.

Applicants under 20 years of age:

For international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply (Entry requirements vary from country to country). For more details, please visit the institution website.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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