What will I learn?

A nursing education from EIT is highly regarded with graduate nurses being recognised nationally and internationally. When you graduate with a nursing degree you’ll be fully equipped to provide healthcare to people at every stage of life.

You’ll develop, practice and refine your learning in a ‘hands on’ way in our Clinical Arts and Technology (CAT) Centre, which is set up like a working hospital.

Building on your compassionate nature you’ll learn how to assess and manage patients in hospitals and the wider community, while working alongside other health professionals.

The Bachelor of Nursing is a clinically focused academic programme that provides preparation for entry to the register of Nurses in New Zealand. To be a Registered Nurse you need to have integrity and empathy, a spirit of inquiry and a commitment to learning. You need to be able to work independently and as part of a team. You must have a mature outlook, a sense of responsibility and a genuine desire to care for people. Applicants will be required to provide two references who are able to affirm that the applicant is of good character and reputation. Applicants are also required to complete a health declaration. A personal interview may be part of the application process.


Graduating with a Bachelor of Nursing will enable you to begin in the health sector as a registered nurse with a sound knowledge-base of nursing theory, health studies, social sciences, biological sciences, research and professional practice skills.

Subject areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Knowledge of professional nursing practice – primary, secondary and tertiary
  • Human development
  • Health promotion
  • Health in Aotearoa
  • Māori health
  • Mental health and addiction nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research

Theoretical and nursing practice experiences are balanced throughout the programme. Practice experiences occur in a wide range of community and acute health care settings, and comprise approximately fifty percent of the programme.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

Graduating with a nursing degree from EIT will open up many career pathways for your future in the health sector. With your caring, compassionate and investigative nature you’ll find yourself dealing with the prevention and treatment of a range of ills and ailments from the very beginning of life right through to the later years.

You could end up working in areas such as:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Community health
  • Iwi providers/Māori health
  • Well Child Health
  • Independent practices
  • Public health
  • Nursing education
  • Child health
  • Mental health

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$22,500.00 (US$ 14,362) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 February 2020


Gisborne Campus

290 Palmerston Road,


4010, New Zealand

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$22,500.00 (US$ 14,362) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

3 February 2020, 13 July 2020


Hawke’s Bay Campus

501 Gloucester Street,



4112, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A person is eligible to apply for entry who: An undergraduate degree in a creative practice with a B average or better; or, Where the applicant does not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted on the basis of an evaluation of a portfolio of work. Such provisionally accepted students will be expected to pass their first course in the programme in order to progress. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 79 (with a writing score of 21); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: CAE or CPE with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58; City & Guilds IESOL: C1 Expert with a score of 42; NZCEL Level 5 Academic.

For international students

Applicants must meet degree standard entry requirements (University entrance as defined by NZQA). Approved bridging/foundation programmes include: the Certificate in Health Science, or Diploma in Therapeutic and Sport Massage.

  • Students are required to have attained an acceptable level of English language fluency. This may be demonstrated in a variety of ways, including successful study in English, approved scores on IELTS (academic) 6.5 with no band less than 6.5, in one exam sitting or
  • OET with C+

You can also enter via Cross Credit or Recognition of Prior Learning.

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Pathways options

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About this uni

Eastern Institute of Technology is a Category 1 institution having achieved highly confident ratings for self-assessment and educational performance.

  • Recognised by Ministry of Education NZ (MOE)
  • Offers 138 academic programmes & qualifications
  • Academic programmes developed in response to industry needs
  • 1,250 international students from 47 different countries