Bachelor of Health Science Māori Nursing

Te Ōhanga Mataora: Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori Nursing

  • This nursing programme is accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and New Zealand Qualifications Authority. It prepares students for registration as a nurse with a focus on primary health care and community development, but not to the exclusion of other areas of nursing and clinical health practice.

The programme prepares students to be competent as registered nurses, demonstrating ngākau māhaki, excellence, safety and confidence in their nursing practice, and emphasising reciprocity and the sharing of knowledge.

To work effectively with Māori you need knowledge in te reo Māori, tikanga Māori and tikanga Hauora. Tauira on the programme will learn about effective delivery of health services to Māori within Māori health paradigms and tikanga Māori.

You will be prepared to deliver quality health services to Māori and other Aotearoa New Zealand citizens, and meet the cultural and nursing requirements for both Hauora Māori providers and non-Māori health service providers.

This programme provides another choice in health and nursing training, education and development. It aims to prepare graduates to become registered nurses:

  • Who are strong in their own identity and possess an in depth understanding of the issues affecting Māori health
  • Who have the ability to become researchers and leaders in indigenous health and the capacity and capability to think broadly and apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of health settings
  • With ngākau māhaki (possessing humility knowledge and effective strategies) to confidently engage with Māori and all others to improve health outcomes and status
  • Who are able to work competently, confidently and effectively with people in all health settings, including: primary and community health, secondary and tertiary levels, nationally and internationally.
  • Who can demonstrate they meet the Nursing Councils competencies and requirements for registration as a registered nurse

The programme is delivered in mixed mode including noho, lectures and clinics.  Clinical skills are delivered through the Clinical School at Whakatāne Hospital. Clinic days will be given in the Year 1 timetable.

Visit the Careers NZ website for more information on this qualification

Start Date
Y1: 7 Feb to 10 Nov 2022, Y2: 1 Feb to 3 Nov 2022, Y3: 25 Jan to 27 Oct 2022
40 weeks per year for three years
Full-time on campus 9 am to 4 pm during theory weeks. Hours vary during clinical weeks
Applications Close
Applications close
Jan 2022
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Catherine Wilkinson
Acting Director of Nursing - National Programme Co-ordinator

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