Master of Nursing Practice
Applications for the 2024 intake are now closed. Our next intake will be in 2025.
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.
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 1st December in the year prior to your intended start year. To ensure all visa requirements are met we strongly encourage applications by the 1st November from any International applicants.
|Start Dates:||Trimester A (February)|
|Estimated Fees* (Domestic):||
$8,888 per 120 points plus additional Ancillary Costs
See if you're eligible for fees-free study in your first year
|Estimated Fees* (International):||$40,800 (120 points)
$81,600 (240 points)
|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 — Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac)
- Registered Nurse
- Primary and community health care
- Hospital-based care
Selection of applicants for the Master of Nursing Practice is based on both academic background and suitability for nursing.
Please note that spaces are limited, and we require applications before the 1st December in the year prior to your intended start year. To ensure all visa requirements are met we strongly encourage applications by the 1st November from any International applicants. Our next intakes will be in 2024 and 2025.
- A bachelor's degree (or equivalent qualification) in any subject
- Achieved at least a B grade average in your final year of your degree
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You will undertake 1,400 hours of clinical experience throughout the programme.
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.