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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 8am to 4pm, 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 the 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


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 are dependent on the 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 – 150 hours over three or four weeks in their first placement, focused on primary health care and wellness.
  • Second year –450 to 500 placement hours in two different clinical areas focused on acute care and continuing care.
  • Third year – 600 hours in clinical placements including mental health and an elective placement which may be negotiated according to the student’s preference.

Placements can be anywhere within the Waikato region and might require travel which is the student’s responsibility to organise. Please note, that while you are on placement you will need access to a computer and the internet so you can undertake assessments and communicate with your tutor.

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