Doctor of Nursing

Victoria University of Wellington

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3 Years

Total student fees


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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Doctor of Nursing is designed for established professionals in the health sector who wish to enhance their research-related professional practice and management. Graduates will be able to engage in high quality independent research and inquiry into their own practice and contribute original knowledge to improving health related practice, systems and policy. They will be able to link, in a coherent and rigorous manner, theory and research to questions of professional practice and management of the health system. Graduates will have advanced knowledge of their professional field and be able to evaluate and apply research and scholarly literature. They will adopt an investigative, open-minded, critical and reflective stance in addressing scholarly and professional problems from different perspectives, skillfully communicate research results to both academic and professional communities, and be able to engage in and critique the process of peer review. Graduates will demonstrate leadership in the areas of their professional endeavor as well as high personal ethical standards and behaviours in scholarly and professional contexts, and respect and maintain intellectual integrity.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

To be admitted to the programme students need to hold a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum GPA of B, have at least five years professional experience and have established to the satisfaction of the Associate Dean that they are capable of proceeding with the doctorate.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


3 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$9,068 $27,204
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$12,463 $37,389
Total $21,531 $64,593

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings $73,028
Earnings range $56,652 - $82,760
In employment 78%
In further study 6%
On a benefit N/A

All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.

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Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Thomas Tippet Trust Awards

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Canterbury Region) - The Regional Secretary



Refer to application organisation

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Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - Scholarships & Grants



Up to $800

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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Where does this information come from?

The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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