Nursing plays a pivotal role in providing, leading and coordinating care that is compassionate, evidence-based and person-centred.
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Why study Nursing?

As the newest provider of nursing programmes in New Zealand, we bring a fresh approach to nursing and healthcare.

Our programmes range from undergraduate to doctoral level and have been developed in close collaboration with our clinical partners.  We offer opportunities for students seeking a programme of study, and researchers interested in networking with like-minded people.

Join us on the frontline of the future

With more clinical hours than any other provider, our unique programmes put you in an excellent position to meet the emerging health needs of New Zealanders. Armed with a nursing degree from Waikato, you will have the skills that can really make a difference where it’s needed most.

The University of Waikato offers two pathways to becoming a Registered Nurse. The Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) is a three year programme and the Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac) is two years for those who already have an undergraduate degree.

Postgraduate Study

If you are already a registered nurse, or other health professional, looking into advanced clinical practice, clinical leadership and management and professional leadership roles then please explore our postgraduate Health Science options. 

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Contact us

Student Centre

0800 924 528 (0800 WAIKATO)