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Bachelor of Nursing Additional Costs

Additional to programme fees, the following are other costs associated with studying the Bachelor of Nursing. All costs are approximate, dependent on where the item is purchased, and are subject to change.

Health screening and vaccinations

All students must have completed a health screening form and are cleared for clinical practice placement. Immunisation status can only be ascertained by a blood test arranged by your doctor/health provider, there will be associated costs. Forms will be available during week one. Vaccinations are available from Wintec Health, Counselling and Wellbeing Centre, located in A Block, open 8.00am to 4.00pm, Phone 834 8869 or your Medical Practitioner/Medical Centre.

Cost: Up to $300 depending on provider and screening/vaccinations required. In addition some students may require follow up screening or vaccinations. Annual flu vaccinations during the declared influenza season are also a requirement for students undertaking clinical placement in the Waikato DHB (unless using an approved face mask).

First aid certificate

All students must have a current comprehensive first aid certificate - a copy of which must be on your file with Student Enrolment and Information Centre (SEIC). If you do not have a current first aid certificate you will not be given a clinical placement.

Cost: Approx. $120-$240

Text books

Bachelor of Nursing Booklist

Cost: Approx. $850 (new) for the first year (includes access to Kura Cloud).


Our uniform supplier will be at our main campus during your first few weeks of study, to custom fit your uniform to order.

Uniforms are available from $79-$99. You will also need to provide your own full length navy trousers; and black or dark brown lace-up shoes or closed in style, non-porous with a soft sole and low heel.

You will also require a watch with a second hand that can be clipped to your uniform.


Costs dependent on type of phone and plan chosen.

Travel, parking and accommodation costs for clinical placement outside of your home area

Refer here for information about parking on campus.

You will be required to pay for your own travel, parking and accommodation when undertaking clinical placements as follows:
First year – four days over the first year – within a 30 Km radiance of Hamilton.

Second year – three placements (two x 4 week placements, and one x 7 week placement). These placements could be anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

Third year – two x 4 week placements, and one x 10 week placement. These placements could be anywhere within the Waikato DHB region.

Please note, that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessment and communicate with your tutor etc.