Hello, I am from the U.S., and I am deeply interested applying and studying at a NZ university for a nursing degree. I wish to ultimately stay there, and work in areas where they have nurse shortages such as the country side.
I am mostly curious about how post-graduates apply to bachelor's programs there.
In the U.S., a bachelor's holder of art for example, can simply go back to school and major in a second bachelor's in physics for example.
I noticed most acceptance/application information provided in NZ universities pertain to secondary/high school applicants.
Can bachelor degree holder simply just apply for another bachelor's program in NZ as long as they have prerequisites met?
For example, I am a sociology major that also took pre-healthcare courses in the United States (this would be the equivalent of year 1 or 2 for medical/pharmacy/physical therapy/nursing etc in NZ). In the U.S., before applying to a healthcare career program, one must complete prerequisites
This is why, in NZ medical school for example is 6 years, here it is 4 (since the first 1-2 years is covered during our bachelors).
I am applying this cycle to start in the spring/summer 2019 courses, here in the U.S., but honestly, if I could get accepted to NZ universities and have a chance to work there I'd most likely take that chance.
I have thought deeply and long about this, and I definitely wish to get some more information