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Master of Nursing Practice

This degree is a 240-point two-year postgraduate qualification that 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.

This programme will prepare graduates to respond to the health needs of New Zealanders 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.

Practical experience

You will get 1,400 hours of clinical experience throughout the programme. Each year is broken into two trimesters, A and B.  Within each trimester, there are both teaching and clinical blocks (see handbook for more information).

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Key information

Study Locations:Hamilton
Start Dates: Trimester A (March)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $8,600 per year
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Estimated Fees* (International): $37,780 per year
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

Degree Planner

Degree planner — Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac)

Year 1

MAORI5XX Te Tiriti o Waitangi

HLTSC570 Professional Nursing Practice in Aotearoa Society

HLTSC571 Applied Science for Nursing Practice I

HLTSC572 Nursing Practicum I

HLTSC573 Nursing Practicum II

HLTSC574 Applied Science for Nursing Practice I

Year 2

HLTSC575 Applied Science for Nursing Practice II

HLTSC576 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

HLTSC577 Nursing Practicum III

HLTSC578 Research in Healthcare Practice

HLTSC579 Transition to Registered Nurse Practice

  • Compulsory
This information is provisional and subject to change.

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