Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
2019 Semester Two – 22 July
Available locations
City, Grafton
Points
570
Programme type
Undergraduate
Conjoint options available

Programme overview

Combine scientific skills and knowledge with hands-on clinical nursing experience in order to become a highly skilled and adaptable nurse.

You will complete Science and Social Science courses related to health and integrate them with nursing practice. Clinical learning will take place in many different areas, including surgical, emergency, medical, mental health and primary care services.

You can choose from a huge variety of Science majors, and our strong academic and practical nursing programme is taught by our leading researchers in a state-of-the-art facility.

While nurses are critical to the success of the healthcare system, nurses with a scientific bent are better equipped to develop their careers in research, health management and teaching.  

Programme structure

The BNurs/BSc conjoint programme can be completed in four years (eight semesters) if you are studying full time and complete nine courses each year. You will need to complete a total of 570 points, consisting of:

  • 285 points from BNurs courses
  • 255 points from BSc courses
  • 15 points from General Education
  • 15 points from courses available for any programme

Your enrolment for the BSc side of the conjoint will depend on your major(s) of choice. You may choose either a single major or double major. Please note the following majors are not available for conjoint degrees: Anthropological Science, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Food Science and Nutrition, Information Systems and Medicinal Chemistry. To find out more about structuring the BSc side of your study, see Bachelor of Science conjoint degree and Science conjoint planners.

You would usually enrol in nine 15-point courses (135 points) each year if you want to complete your study in four and a half years. You will need to maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.5 each year to continue with your conjoint.

Changes to BSc subjects from 2019*:

From 2019 you'll be able to choose from 16 majors for the Science component of your conjoint programme. Some of our subjects will have pathways within them, which means you can choose whether to focus on particular areas within these subjects.

Pathway:
A group of courses within a major or specialisation that are focused on a particular area of study

New major available:
Geographic Information Science

Subjects changing from a major to a pathway:
Applied Mathematics (Mathematics pathway from 2019)
Biotechnology (Biological Sciences pathway from 2019)
Ecology (Biological Sciences pathway from 2019)

Subjects not available for conjoint degrees:
Anthropological Science
Data Science
Information and Technology Management
Logic and Computation

*All changes subject to approval
 

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.

Guaranteed rank score, subject and other requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • Qualification
    NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement
    Score required
    230
    • 18 credits in one subject from Table A
    • 18 credits from one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • Qualification
    CIE Cambridge International Examinations
    Score required
    280
    • One subject from Table A
    • One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics at full A level
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate
    Score required
    31

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester of successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand tertiary institution, or one year of successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree qualification from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Minimum grade, subject and other requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

  • Qualification
    GCE A Level General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level
    Score required
    ABB
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5
  • Qualification
    IB International Baccalaureate Diploma
    Score required
    31
    Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

You need to have the following:

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).  

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Minimum grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Science Conjoint cost per year?

2019 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,885 – $7,940.70*
International students
NZ$36,987 – $39,415*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.06 per point, estimated at $953.10 for full-time study (135 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
8 December 2018

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

Once formally registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, graduates can work as nurses in primary, secondary or tertiary health settings; they will be critically reflective practitioners of nursing and they will practise within a framework of cultural safety. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Student career planning service

Once you become a student at the University, you can get help with planning and developing your career from Career Development and Employability Services.

We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

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