Master of Nursing Science

Interested in a career in nursing and already have an undergraduate degree? Study the AUT Master of Nursing Science.

The Master of Nursing Science gives graduates from any bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) the chance to pursue a career in nursing. This programme is ideal for graduates who are ready for a change in career.

After successfully completing the Master of Nursing Science, graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ).

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Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed the following or equivalent:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a B grade average or higher in courses at level 7

Other requirements

  • May be required to attend a selection interview
  • Must be capable of meeting the Children's Act 2014 requirements, including police clearance
  • Admission is subject to the approval of the programme leader
  • Must be able to travel to clinical placements
  • Immunisations must be current
  • Have bystander CPR

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

English language requirements

You need a total of 240 points to complete the Master of Nursing Science.

Courses are taught at the AUT South Campus. Clinical placements can take place throughout Auckland.

Year 1

You complete a total of 120 points.

Semester 1 courses

Semester 2 courses

Year 2

You complete a total of 120 points.

Full-year course

And complete the following courses

Semester 3 courses

Semester 4 courses

Contact us to find out more

For further details contact the programme leader:
Dr Rhona Winnington

Quick facts
Programme code:
2 years full-time
South Campus
30 Jan 2024
Apply by:
27 October 2023

All completed applications received before the Apply by date will be assessed and an outcome will be provided as soon as possible.

$10,277 (for 120 points)
($9,203 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$41,974 (for 120 points)
($40,900 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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