Study Options

Full-time, Part-time


3 years, 5 Years


Level 5-7

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We are still contactable about this programme

Interested in this programme? Angela Haggerty the programme secretary is working remotely and can still be contacted via phone: (06) 8301523  – or email:

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’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.

EIT Nursing students currently have a high pass rate in the nursing state exams, and 70% of our 2018 graduates were employed in their field within three months!


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.

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay or Tairāwhiti Gisborne campuses, or simply give us a call on 0800 22 55 348. And, you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

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


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February (Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti, Gisborne campus)
  • July (Hawke’s Bay campus only)


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Preference Criteria

Preference will be given to students who have achieved:

  • 14 credits or more at level 3 in Science rich subject (subjects include but are not limited, to biology, physical education, health, physics or chemistry AND
  • 14 credits or more in an English rich subject (subjects include but are not limited to, English, history, art history, classics, geography, economics) OR
  • Successful completion of the Certificate in Health Science with a grade of 65% or greater in CHS4.12 Applied Life Sciences.


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.