Bachelor of Nursing Programme

Did you know you can be educated to become a nurse without leaving South Canterbury?

South Canterbury DHB works with the Department of Nursing from Ara Institute of Canterbury (Timaru campus), to offer a three-year bachelor of nursing degree locally.

The first step is Ara, which offers a course to assist in meeting entry requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing programme. Or if you are a school leaver with appropriate Level 3 NCEA qualifications, direct application to Ara is invited.

People accepted into the programme undertake all of their studies and clinical placements in South Canterbury with instruction from Ara lecturers. Some financial assistance is available to qualifying students.

For more information, phone 03 687 1800, or visit