All applications are required to:
- Declare any previous criminal convictions prior to admission being confirmed; and
- Authorise UCOL to obtain a background check from the New Zealand Police Licensing and Vetting Agency; and
- Complete a Health Declaration Form; and
- Hold a first aid certificate (Red Cross Comprehensive or St John's Workplace), which is current at the time the programme starts.
- Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee report(s). Your referee reports, personal statement and interview (if required) should provide evidence of appropriateness to study in the nursing profession. In your personal statement you should outline why you have chosen nursing as a career and describe the personal qualities and relevant aspects from your life experiences which will enhance your application.
- Provide certified copies of all relevant documentation.
The Academic Leader may require students to provide additional information before the admission is confirmed.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
NCEA Level 2 which must include 12 credits in Level 1 Mathematics or equivalent.
Applicants over 20 years of age:
Applicants 20 years or older with no formal academic qualifications must provide evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience.
Equivalence may include but is not limited to:
- Equivalent academic qualifications
- Other academic qualifications
- Successful previous tertiary experience
- Employment history
- Satisfactory results from a diagnostic test
- Literacy/numeracy level
- Life skills