Overseas registered nurses or nurse assistants seeking entry to the programme require written notification from the Nursing Council of New Zealand
of the requirement to complete a competence assessment programme before registration.
English Proficiency Entry Requirements
In addition to the Domestic Entry Requirements, international student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS with an academic score of 7.0 in reading, listening, writing and speaking, respectively. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible). Alternatively, the Occupational English Test (OET) with a B band in reading, listening, writing and speaking, respectively. Candidates must demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively for the purpose of practising within their scope of practice.
Applicants under 20 years of age:
There are specific academic entry requirements for international students under 20 years of age. Please enquire for details.