Help meet the healthcare needs of tomorrow
Both of our pre-registration programmes enable nursing students at Waikato to specialise in areas that urgently require more health workers, such as acute, primary care, mental health and addiction. The programme has a specific focus on equity, wellbeing and Māori and Pacific health.
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.
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.
A focus on community and mental health as well as greater hands-on learning through more clinical hours, were key factors in Loki O’Brien’s decision to study nursing at the University of Waikato.
We are committed to enhancing healthcare through the three interconnected disciplines of teaching, research and professional learning. Within our diverse communities, we offer opportunities for students seeking a programme of study, and researchers interested in networking with like-minded people.
All can be taken part time or full time and we will work with you closely to make sure your programme of study is achievable alongside your other commitments, personal and work. Prior to finalising your paper choice, you will meet with one of our experienced staff to plan your own individualised learning plan.
Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
An option for students with high levels of academic performance, employed in clinical practice and supported by their clinical managers as having leadership potential
Postgraduate Certificate of Health Science
Further your career by advancing your skills and knowledge in nursing practice
Postgraduate Diploma of Health Science
Connect with national and international evidence in nursing practice
Master of Health Science
Make a difference to the quality of healthcare and create opportunities for your future leadership
Doctor of Health Science
Advance your career as an aspiring senior leader in the health sector
Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)
A fully research-based degree where original research is conducted under the guidance of supervisors
University of Waikato scientists have today received a boost in the battle against antimicrobial-resistant germs. Dr Adele Williamson and Dr William Kelton, both in collaboration with Dr Joanna Hicks, have been awarded a total of $300,000 over two years by the Health Research Council to find new ways to fight bacteria which are immune to existing medicines.
Students studying health at the University of Waikato will be able to apply for several new scholarships from this year, thanks to significant support from Braemar Charitable Trust.
Released today, the findings of two University of Waikato health research projects have identified the critical role of primary care in improving outcomes for New Zealanders with cancer.