1. The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations apply in these regulations.


  1. Candidates for the Degree must have qualified for admission to the University of Waikato and met any criteria set out in the Criteria for Admission to Particular Qualifications.
  2. Candidates must have a recognised First Aid Certificate that is current prior to clinical placements commencing.

Requirements for the Degree

  1. The normal minimum period of enrolment for completion of the Degree is three years.
  2. The requirements of the Degree must be completed within five consecutive years of first enrolling for the Degree.
  3. Candidates must enrol in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science and follow an approved programme of study.
  4. Candidates must gain 360 points at 100, 200 and 300 levels or above, including at least 240 points above 100 level and at least 120 points above 200 level.
  5. Candidates must complete the requirements of a specified programme as prescribed in the Nursing section of the University of Waikato Catalogue of Papers.
  6. Candidates must also satisfy the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science that they have completed at least 1,704 hours of clinical practice over the period of enrolment.


  1. The Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Division or delegated authority may vary or waive these regulations in individual cases.