Nursing plays a pivotal role in providing, leading and coordinating care that is compassionate, evidence-based and person-centred. At the University of Waikato, we look at the needs of the diverse and changing Aotearoa population to create a Registered Nurse who is culturally competent, supportive and can care for the individual and family across the lifespan.

Nursing is offered through the Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs), the Bachelor of Nursing with Honours (BNurs(Hons)) and the Master of Nursing Practice (MNursPrac). For more information, contact the Programme Convenor for Nursing.

To complete the BNurs, students must complete the programme set out below.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Nursing papers

100 Level 200 Level 300 Level 500 Level
Code and paper title Points
HLTSC101 Health Assessment 1 right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to health assessment. It includes a practicum to consolidate fundamental health assessment skills and integrates...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC102 Applied Health Science 1 right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to individual and interpersonal functioning including human physiology and anatomy. The paper focusses strongly...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC103 Nursing Practice 1 right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to nursing practice including the professional guidelines and principles of nursing practice. It includes a...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC104 The Socio-Political Context of Health and Healthcare right arrow

This paper explores the socio-political context of health and healthcare in Aotearoa-NZ. Health scenarios are used to develop understanding of...

15 No occurrences
NURSE101 Health Assessment and Nursing Practice right arrow

The aim of this paper is to introduce the role of the nurse as a health professional and the theoretical, empirical, ethical, cultural, and legal...

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE102 Applied Health Science 1 right arrow

This paper introduces the theory and skills required to understand the range of physiological and psychosocial processes underpinning health, altered...

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE103 Nursing Practicum 1A right arrow

This paper supports students to apply information and skills from the theoretical components into the practice environment. The lifespan and care...

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE104 The Socio-Political Context of Health and Healthcare right arrow

This paper explores the socio-political context of health and healthcare in Aotearoa-NZ. Health scenarios are used to develop understanding of...

15 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE112 Applied Health Science 1B right arrow

This paper introduces theory and skills required to understand pathophysiological processes; alterations in cognitive, emotional, and social...

15 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE113 Nursing Practicum 1B right arrow

This paper supports the application of information from the theoretical components into the practice environment. The lifespan and care continuum are...

30 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE120 Navigating Hauora for Nurses right arrow

This paper will explore the concepts of Hauora Māori and Pacific Health from a historical and contemporary view in Aotearoa. Lectures, workshops and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
HLTSC201 Health Assessment 2 right arrow

This paper extends the knowledge gained from Health Assessment 1 to consolidate fundamental health assessment skills and integrates physical...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC202 Applied Health Science 2 right arrow

The paper extends the knowledge gained from Applied Health Science 1 in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Nursing and continues to focus on both physiology...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC203 Nursing Practice 2 right arrow

This paper consolidates the learning and experience from Nursing Practice 1, developing the professional behaviours and attributes of nursing...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC204 Pharmacology for Nurses right arrow

The aim of this paper is to develop the understanding of pharmacology and the role of medications in treatment and care of clients / tāngata whaiora...

15 No occurrences
NURSE201 Health Assessment and Nursing Practice 2 right arrow

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE202 Applied Health Science 2A right arrow

The paper extends the knowledge gained from Applied Health Science in Year I of the Bachelor of Nursing and continues to focus on physiology...

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE203 Nursing Practicum 2A right arrow

This paper further develops student understanding of the role of the nurse as a health professional and the theoretical, ethical, empirical...

15 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE204 Pharmacology for Nurses right arrow

This course develops an understanding of pharmacology, the role of medications in the treatment and care of clients / tāngata whaiora, including an...

15 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE212 Applied Health Science 2B right arrow

This paper builds on the theory required to understand and identify pathophysiological and other altered processes and impact of findings, which...

15 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE213 Nursing Practicum 2B right arrow

This paper consolidates students’ understanding of the role of the nurse as a health professional and the theoretical, ethical, empirical, cultural...

30 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE220 Facilitating Hauora in Aotearoa right arrow

This paper explores conceptual and applied understandings of Māori and Pacific health and wellbeing, with a focus on application of Māori and Pacific...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
HLTSC301 Health Assessment 3 right arrow

This paper extends the knowledge gained from Health Assessment 2, to prepare students to autonomously practise health assessment in a range of...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC302 Applied Health Science 3 right arrow

This paper builds advanced knowledge of both physiology and pathophysiology. There is a specific focus on neuroscience. There is a significant...

30 No occurrences
HLTSC303 Nursing Practice 3 right arrow

This paper builds on prior Nursing Practice papers, developing the professional behaviours and attributes of nursing practice. This paper includes an...

45 No occurrences
HLTSC305 Generating and Interpreting Evidence for Clinical Practice right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to the skills of applying research evidence to clinical practice. It includes an overview of quantitative and...

15 No occurrences
NURSE301 Health Assessment and Nursing Practice 3 right arrow

This paper builds on previous Health Assessment and Nursing Practice papers to support students autonomously perform client and family/whānau/aiga...

30 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE302 Applied Health Science 3 right arrow

The paper extends the knowledge gained from Applied Health Science 2 and continues to focus on physiology, pathophysiology, and alterations in...

30 24A (Hamilton)
NURSE303 Nursing Practicum 3 right arrow

The aim of this paper is to synthesise nursing practice knowledge and experience, to enable transition to the Registered Nurse role on successful...

45 24I (Hamilton)
NURSE305 Generating and Interpreting Evidence for Clinical Practice right arrow

This paper introduces students to the different forms of evidence that contribute to clinical decision-making in nursing practice. Students will...

15 24I (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
HELTH520 Navigating Hauora for Health Professionals right arrow

This paper will explore the concepts of Hauora Māori and Pacific Health from a historical and contemporary view in Aotearoa. Lectures, workshops and...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC570 Professional Nursing Practice in Aotearoa Society right arrow

This paper explores the nature of professional nursing practice including therapeutic relationships, ethics, professional boundaries, cultural safety...

15 24I (Hamilton)
HLTSC571 Applied Science for Nursing Practice I right arrow

The aim of this paper is to introduce the theory and skills required to understand normal physiological processes in relation to cognitive, emotional...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC572 Nursing Practicum I right arrow

Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies include professional, ethical and legal requirements, care planning in response to assessment...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC573 Nursing Practicum II right arrow

This paper builds on Nursing Practicum I and extends the student’s understanding of the role of the nurse as a health professional and the...

30 24I (Hamilton) & 24I (Tauranga)
HLTSC574 Applied Science for Nursing Practice II right arrow

This paper introduces the theory and skills required to understand and identify pathophysiological processes and alterations in cognitive, emotional...

15 24I (Hamilton)
HLTSC575 Applied Science for Nursing Practice III right arrow

The paper extends the knowledge gained from Applied Science for Nursing Practice I and continues to focus on physiology, pathophysiology and altered...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC576 Pharmacology for Nursing Practice right arrow

Pharmacology provides the foundation knowledge for nurses to administer medication, which is a critical component of nursing practice. Nursing...

15 24I (Hamilton)
HLTSC577 Nursing Practicum III right arrow

Nursing Council of New Zealand competencies include professional, ethical and legal requirements, care planning in response to assessment...

30 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC578 Research in Healthcare Practice right arrow

This paper introduces students to applied clinical research using quantitative and qualitative methods. The paper covers identifying a clinical issue...

15 24A (Hamilton)
HLTSC579 Transition to Registered Nurse Practice right arrow

This paper completes the MNursPrac programme by providing students with an extended period of clinical experience under the guidance of a Registered...

45 24I (Hamilton)
HLTSC593 Health Science Thesis right arrow

The 90-point thesis is an individual scholarly piece of work of 30,000 words which uses research methodology to systematically investigate a health...

90 24X (Hamilton)
MAORI503 Te Tiriti o Waitangi right arrow

This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for nursing students from a range of academic backgrounds. It reviews...

15 No occurrences
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am