health nursing and sport

Master of Nursing Practice

Masters Degree MNursPrac
health nursing and sport

Already have a Bachelor's degree but want to start a career in Nursing? The Master of Nursing Practice enables graduates from a wide range of disciplines to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand to practice as a Registered Nurse.

Applications are open for 2025.  The deadline for domestic applicants is 31 August 2024.  The deadline for international applicants is 8 May 2024.

240 points, 2 years


Trimester A (February)

Why study a MNursPrac?

This programme will prepare you to respond to the health needs of the Midland and Aotearoa populations with a particular focus on equity for Māori and Pacific, mental health and addiction, primary and community health.

Delivered in partnership with the Waikato District Health Board and its clinical partners, our nursing programme combines high academic standards with hands-on learning in a real healthcare setting from day one. The programme also has a specific focus on equity, wellbeing and Māori and Pacific health with opportunities to specialise in mental health and addictions.

On a practical level, you will divide your time between our University campus in Hamilton and health providers across the Waikato region and be guided by an experienced team of registered nurses and other health professionals. This diverse team includes active researchers who are changing the way healthcare is delivered in New Zealand and across the world. This team embraces cutting-edge teaching and learning methods to equip the next generation of nurses with skills and knowledge to meet the healthcare needs of tomorrow.

By the end of your two-year masters degree, you will be able to provide the highest quality care to New Zealanders, whether they are living in rural or urban locations, at home or in hospital or experiencing mental or physical illness.

Please note that spaces are limited, and we require applications before the 31st August in the year prior to your intended start year.

Career Opportunities

  • Registered nurse
  • Primary and community health care
  • Hospital-based care

240 points, 2 years


Trimester A (February)

Degree information

Plan your study Entry Requirements Fees and scholarships

Practical experience

You will undertake 1,400 hours of clinical experience throughout the programme. Within each trimester, there are both teaching and clinical blocks.

Please note, once you are enrolled in the Master of Nursing Practice, you will also need to complete further tasks prior to commencing Clinical Placement. These are to meet the requirements set down by the Nursing Council of New Zealand for registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You will need to:

  • hold a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate which covers the following Unit Standards: US6400, US6401 and US6402.
  • show you meet the immunisation standards of practice for healthcare professionals in NZ by having the Immunisation Screening Form completed and signed by a GP.


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