What will I learn?

Perfect for registered nurses seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in clinical practice and step up in their careers.

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.

Programme structure

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

Further study options

Doctor of Philosophy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
NZ$44,310.00 (US$ 31,410) per year
This fee is for 2021 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 December 2021, 28 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Grafton Campus

85 Park Road,

AUCKLAND,

Grafton,

1023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to a 120 point Masters degree: Normally this requires a completed bachelor honours degree or postgraduate diploma from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Admission to a 180 point Masters degree: This normally requires a completed bachelor degree or postgraduate certificate from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account. Admission to a 240 point Masters degree: This normally requires a completed bachelor degree from New Zealand, or an acceptable equivalent qualification from a recognised university (or similar) overseas. Previous work experience may be taken into account. GPE - Grade Point Equivalent: 4.0; IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85

For international students

For 120 points (Taught or Research): 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.

For 240 points (Taught or Research): You need to have completed an undergraduate degree in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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