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Bachelor of Nursing (BN) - 2014

  • Available at Albany
  • Available at Manawatu
  • Available at Wellington
  • Some papers are available via distance learning
  • Equivalent to 3 years of full-time study
The Bachelor of Nursing offered at Manawatu, Albany, and Wellington is a nationally and internationally recognised high quality nursing programme. Our graduates are welcomed by employers across New Zealand and overseas. Our three- year integrated programme provides both the clinical expertise and theoretical knowledge required to work as a registered nurse.

The Bachelor of Nursing programme includes science and social science papers related to health, integrated into nursing knowledge. Clinical learning takes place in many different areas including surgical, emergency, medical, mental health and primary care services and our students are supported throughout their clinical experience by experienced registered nurses employed as clinical teachers.

Our graduates are highly valued and are workplace ready for a wide range of health care settings such as: hospital based acute and intensive care plus specialty areas like neonatal units; primary and community health care such as general practice, Maori health services, hospice and district nursing; populations based services such as public health; and specialty practice areas like mental health.


Caring? Committed? Compassionate? Looking to fulfill your dreams with a career for keeps? Then consider becoming a nurse. If you do, you’ll be a key player in our health system. Because without nurses, doctors would struggle to do their jobs and people would take much longer to recover from injuries and illness.

As a nurse, you’ll save lives and make a daily difference to the health and wellbeing of people in your community. Does this sound like a career for you? Are you passionate about caring for those who can’t care for themselves?

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then a meaningful career in nursing is for you!

What is a nurse?

  • A professional in the health care field who combines the fine art of caring with scientific skills and knowledge
  • A professional who cares for the sick and infirm
  • An educator of people on the issues of healthy living and wellness
  • A professional who performs treatments and procedures as prescribed by physicians and nurse practitioners
So why study at Massey? Because you will be part of a proud programme renowned, nationally and internationally, for its first class nursing curriculum and for training nursing students to contribute to a wide range of health care workplaces. Our degree is so highly respected and recognised that both New Zealand and overseas employers hire most of our graduates within six months of finishing our three-year nursing programme.

Need a few more compelling reasons to join us in nursing?

  • Massey’s nursing programme is taught by the largest number of highly qualified nursing lecturers in the country, many recognised nationally and internationally for their research.
  • In 2013, Massey ranked as the leading institution for nursing research in New Zealand
  • We are the only university in the country offering you our undergraduate nursing degree (Bachelor of Nursing) on three different campuses - Albany, Manawatu and Wellington.
  • Our proven programmes are approved by The New Zealand Nursing Council.
So why not join the hundreds of Massey nursing students gaining real work experience in hospitals, community health centers, hospices, and mental health units throughout the country every year? Why not learn valuable new skills to ensure your success when you go to work in the real world?

Isn’t it good to know that our high-quality degree provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required to work as a registered nurse? As our student, you will be well supported by clinical teachers who are themselves experienced registered nurses.

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