Duration
Full-time: Varies
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2018 Semester Two – 16 July
Available locations
Grafton
Points
120 or 180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

If you are a registered nurse wanting to upskill, the Master of Nursing Practice is the ideal programme for advancing your career opportunities.

This advanced nursing programme is designed to build upon your current skills and knowledge and provide an in-depth diagnostic and analytical approach to patient care using evidence-based healthcare.

You will usually have some experience working in a clinical specialty.

Programme structure

This taught masters has two pathways that are available in Semester One or Two.

120 point masters

  • Enter from a postgraduate qualification
  • Two core courses: Evidence-based Practice and Implementation and a Clinical Project (60 points)
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Nursing Schedule (60 points)
  • Complete in two semesters if enrolled full time or eight semesters if part time.

180 point masters

  • Enter from a postgraduate degree
  • Two core courses: Evidence-based Practice and Implementation and a Clinical Project (60 points)
  • Advanced level courses listed in the Master of Nursing Schedule (120 points)
  • Complete in three semesters if enrolled full time or twelve semesters if part time.

Sample programme structure

Taught 120

Year 1 120 points
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    NURSING 701A/B
    Name:
    Clinical Project
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    NURSING 746
    Name:
    Evidence-based Practice and Implementation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

Sample programme structure

Taught 180

Year 1 120 points
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 60 points
  • Code:
    NURSING 701A/B
    Name:
    Clinical Project
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    NURSING 746
    Name:
    Evidence-based Practice and Implementation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

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

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

    Bachelor of Nursing

Further programme requirements

Select your study option:

You must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) or a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Advanced Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher.

You also need to have current registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand and have at least two years of post-registration clinical practice experience.

You must have completed a Bachelor of Nursing with a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 120 points above Stage II.

You also need to have current registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand and have at least two years of post-registration clinical practice experience.

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.

  • Study option
    Taught 120 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    One year of postgraduate study in nursing

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree in nursing

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    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, with a GPE of 5.0.

You also need to have current registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand, or with an approved overseas nursing regulatory body, and have at least two years post-registration clinical practice experience.

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

You also need to have current registration as a registered nurse in New Zealand, or with an approved overseas nursing regulatory body, and have at least two years of post-registration clinical practical experience.  

How much does a Master of Nursing Practice cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2018 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 $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 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.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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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 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?

Ideal for registered nurses working in clinical practice contexts who wish to develop their practice knowledge and expertise in specific disciplines.

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