Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years


Level 5-7

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Rewarding Study for a Rewarding Career

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

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

Building on your compassionate and empathetic 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 (BN) is a full-time, three year programme (or five years equivalent part-time) which offers you stimulating undergraduate degree level studies and provides a pathway to your professional qualification as a New Zealand registered nurse.

The BN programme enables you to enter practice as a registered nurse with a sound knowledge base of nursing theory, social sciences, biological sciences, research and professional nursing practice skills. Theoretical and nursing practice experiences are balanced throughout the programme.

Work-integrated learning experiences occur in a wide range of community and acute health care settings and comprise approximately fifty percent of the programme.

The BN programme is delivered in a blended mode. This means that there will be both face-to-face and online teaching and learning. You will need to have access to a computer with broadband facilities.

Subject Areas

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Knowledge of professional nursing practice – aged residential care, primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare
  • Understanding and application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to nursing care
  • Human development
  • Health promotion
  • Health in Aotearoa
  • Māori health and health equity
  • Mental health
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Evidence-based practice

You are welcome to make an appointment to discuss your study options with our staff and to view our facilities.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Nursing is a professional practice and an essential part of health care. EIT nursing graduates have high rates of employment.

Possible jobs and career opportunities can include:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Community health
  • Tamariki Ora / Plunket (Well Child Health)
  • Independent practice
  • Public health
  • Nursing education
  • Child health
  • Mental health
  • Registered nurse prescribing
  • Nurse practitioner



There are two entry dates per year:

  • February
  • July


Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

International Entry Requirements

EIT Nursing Training in Action

Today’s nurses aren’t just caring for the sick; they’re changing our very notion of modern health care delivery. A nursing education from EIT is highly regarded. Our graduate nurses are recognised nationally and internationally. Employment rates are high. EIT’s Bachelor of Nursing programme gives graduates a sound knowledge base of science, research and professional nursing skills.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.