Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2017 Late Year Term – 1 December
2018 Semester One – 26 February
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120 or 240
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught & research options available

Programme overview

The MNurs is an advanced programme that has been approved by the New Zealand Nursing Council.

If you are a registered nurse in New Zealand wanting to upskill, this programme is designed to advance your skills with a substantial focus on clinical orientation.

Prepare yourself for advanced practice roles with this thorough and beneficial programme.

Clinical courses have been developed in collaboration with clinical agencies and clinical staff are involved in the teaching and delivery of courses. This programme has guaranteed scholarships.

Read the full programme regulations for the Master of Nursing in the University of Auckland Calendar.

Programme structure

The MNurs has two pathways: Taught (120 and 240 points) and Research (120 and 240 points).

Taught (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose a Dissertation (60 points) and
  • Advanced level courses in Nursing Practice, Population Health and Practice that are listed in the Master of Nursing schedule (60 points).

Or

  • A Clinical project (30 points) and
  • Advanced level courses in Nursing Practice, Population Health and Practice that are listed in the Master of Nursing schedule (90 points).

Taught (240 points)

Or

 

 

Research (120 points)

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Choose a Thesis (120 points) 

Or

  • A Research Portfolio (120 points)

Or

  • A Research Portfolio (90 points) and

Advanced level courses in Nursing Practice, Population Health and Practice that are listed in the Master of Nursing schedule (30 points).

Research (240 points)

Or

Or

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

  • Taught 240 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Nursing

  • Research 120 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences or Bachelor of Nursing (Hons)

  • Research 240 points GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Nursing

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You need to have completed:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher

or

  • a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You need to have completed a Bachelor of Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year.

You also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You need to have completed:

  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher

or

  • a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You need to have completed a Bachelor of Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in your final year.

You also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Taught 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in nursing

  • Taught 240 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in nursing

  • Research 120 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in nursing

  • Research 240 points GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in nursing

  • IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System 6.5

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution), following an undergraduate degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

You will also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

You will also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You must have completed one year of postgraduate study in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution), following an undergraduate degree. You will need a GPE of 5.0.

You will also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

You will also need to hold current registration as a nurse in New Zealand.

How much does a Master of Nursing cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$8,200 – $8,914*
International students
NZ$41,771*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 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 $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 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

Get an idea of how much accommodation and general living in Auckland will cost.

Key dates

1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

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 2018
8 December 2017

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.

Where could this programme take you?

The Master of Nursing provides a pathway to career advancement and into management. Graduates often pursue careers in healthcare consulting, research and specialist nursing.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Advanced nurse practitioner
  • Clinical nurse specialist
  • Nurse administrator
  • Nurse consultant
  • Nurse educator
  • Research nurse

Student career planning service

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