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Policy on student transfers developed by NETS (Updated 2014)

While all Bachelor of Nursing programmes in the country lead to comprehensive registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, programmes may differ in admission criteria, content, credits, presentation and structure. Transferring between programmes is an expensive exercise due to lost time, transferring costs, and possible impact on student allowances. All students who wish to transfer from one Bachelor's programme to another can do so under the following conditions:

  • Applicants will be required to sign a declaration authorizing the transfer of information between Schools of Nursing which will include:
    • An academic transcript
    • Clinical record
    • Learning outcomes and course outlines
    • A reference on character and conduct
  • Applicants will complete an application form and will be required to make a health and criminal convictions declaration at the new institution
  • Applicants need to acquaint themselves with the general academic regulations of the institution to which they wish to transfer, regarding the requirements for completion of degrees
  • The applicant's performance in their current programme will be taken into account.
  • The school to which an applicant wishes to transfer will assess current competence to determine the point of entry
  • Successful applicants will have to apply for RCC/RPL in accordance with the policy of the school they wish to transfer to.
  • Applicants will be required to pay fees for RPL and transfer costs as determined by the school to which the transfer is made
  • The responsibility will be on the applicant to supply all documents/transcripts required to assess the transfer.
  • Programmes differ and applicants may not transfer to the same level of study (year of study)
  • Not withstanding the above, the availability of clinical placements will determine if transfer can occur.
  • If the school to which an applicant wishes to transfer is not satisfied that the applicant is of good character and capable of studying at the required level, transfer may be refused.
  • Any applicant, who believes that he or she has been unjustly treated, has the right of appeal in terms of the appeals process of the school to which the application was made.

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