Study Nursing

Launch your nursing career with Whitireia and WelTec. We have developed exceptional nursing graduates for over three decades. With a nursing qualification, a world of job opportunities in clinical health awaits.


Bachelor of Nursing

Over the years Whitireia has developed a national reputation for supporting learners to become culturally competent and confident nurses. Learn how to improve health outcomes for Māori, Pacific and the wider community. Be the person whom the public most value and trust while they undergo personal and challenging health journeys. This programme offers culturally and clinically focused experiences while offering a career in the health sector that’s both challenging and rewarding.

  • Level 7
  • 3 years

Bachelor of Nursing Māori

Nau mai Haere mai ki te Kuratini O Whitireia. The Bachelor Nursing Māori programme is kaupapa Māori orientated to support your learner journey to become a registered nurse with the Nursing Council New Zealand. Your learner journey traverses Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Tapuhi (Nursing). By the end of your three years of study and having passed the Nursing Council State Examination, you have demonstrated to your whānau, hapū, Iwi to the public that you are competent culturally and clinically able to practice as a Registered Nurse both at home and overseas.

  • Level 7
  • 3 years, full-time

Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

Afio mai, Ulu tonu mai. Turou oro mai ki te Apii Tuatoru o Whitireia. The Bachelor of Nursing Pacific programme's goal is to support you to become a competent and confident registered nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Throughout your learning journey you'll integrate your knowledge of Pacific communities, cultural practices and nursing knowledge to improve health outcomes for Pacific peoples and the wider Aotearoa New Zealand community and overseas.

  • Level 7
  • 3 years

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing

Become an enrolled nurse and get the qualification to work under the directive of a registered nurse. This diploma is perfect in opening a world of future job or study opportunities. With both theory based learning, and practical, hands-on experience, students develop the skills needed to become and enrolled nurse.

  • Level 5
  • 18 months, full-time

Competency Assessment Programme for Nurses

This programme is for people who are looking to return to clinical practice, or overseas registered nurses looking to work in Aotearoa. With integrated theory and practical learning, students get the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in a professional setting.

  • Level 7
  • 7-8 weeks

Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing

This programme is for registered nurses, working in community and primary health, to gain a postgraduate qualification that advances your specialty knowledge in Well Child/Tamariki Ora Nursing. This programme is delivered in partnership with Whānau Ᾱwhina Plunket (Plunket). Credits may be gained towards Master’s study.

  • Level 8
  • 1-2 years, full-time, part-time

Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

This clinically focussed programme is designed for registered nurses choosing to focus on extending their knowledge on Nursing or Mental Health and Addiction. Nursing credits may be gained towards Master’s study.

  • Level 8
  • 1 year, full-time

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