Master of Nursing Science


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Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement for the Master of Nursing Science is one of the following: * an NZQF-listed Bachelor's or higher degree with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average as per the EIT-specified 11-point achievement-based grading system; or * a nursing qualification deemed equivalent to the above with a minimum of the equivalent to a B average as per the EIT-specified 11-point achievement-based grading system; or * at the Dean's discretion, where an applicant's situation is compelling but not covered by the requirements listed above. All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which international students may demonstrate English language fluency include (i) completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply*), and (ii) approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6 (or accepted international equivalents).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The MNSc aims to enable registered nurses seeking postgraduate study to prepare for a variety of advanced nursing practice and leadership roles, but not that of a Nurse Practitioner, further developing their knowledge and skills for evidence-based practice, clinical specialty practice, advanced nursing practice, research, education and leadership. Graduates of the programme will be equipped with expanded nursing knowledge, refined skills for evidence-based practice, enhanced clinical judgment and research skills, which will enable them to deliver advanced nursing practice and leadership.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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