master of nursing

Master of Nursing (Level 9)


Course details

  • Subject to Approval
  • Feb 2020
    Jul 2020
  • Two years
  • Part-time
  • Fee dependent on modules selected
  • Level 9
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton City Campus


This programme provides opportunities for role development in advanced nursing practice. It involves theoretical knowledge development as well as clinical and ethical learning experiences, with an aim to build capacity to respond to increasingly diverse populations and complex health environments.

A candidate may take up to four years to complete the Master of Nursing programme.

What you'll learn

There are three options for completing this programme:

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Group A - Compulsory modules for option 1: Nurse Practitioner

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites


Research for Practice



HLNU902Research Project930  
HLNU4Advanced Nursing Practice930  
HLNU905Prescribing Practicum930  

Group B – Compulsory modules for option 2: course work

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites


Research for Practice



HLNU902Research Project930  
HLNU904Advanced Nursing Practice930  
 Optional module from Group C830  

Group C An optional module can be chosen from the following Wintec Postgraduate Nursing modules as listed in the table below:

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
NURS801Integrated Science and Assessment830  

Reasoning in Practice

Te Whiriwhiri Oranga Māori

NURS804Pharmacology for Nursing Practice830NURS801 
NURS807Advanced Diabetes Nursing Practice830  
NURS808Advanced Cardiac Nursing Practice830  
NURS809Advanced Nursing Practice in Breast Care830  
NURS810Advanced Nursing Practice in Wound Care830  
NURS811Nursing Practice with the Older Adult830  
NURS812Advanced Practice in Long-Term Conditions830  
HSIP801Leadership and Management in Professional Practice I 830  
HSIP802Leadership and Management in Professional Practice II 830  
HSIP803Facilitating Learning in Professional Practice830  
HSIP804Coaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision830  
HSIP805Evidence and Inquiry in Practice 830  
HSIP809Special Topic A 830  
HSIP810Professional Supervision 1830  
HSIP811Professional Supervision 2830  
HSIP813Palliative Care830  
HSIP816Mental Health and Addiction Practice830  

Or: 30 credits at level 8 from another tertiary provider of Postgraduate Nursing.

Group D - Compulsory modules for option 3 - Dissertation

Module codeModule titleLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
HSIP808Research in Practice830  
HLNU903Dissertation and electronic portfolio930  

Our graduates

Whānau is everything for four Māori Masters graduates

Four Māori nurses have graduated with Masters degrees from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec), and all agree that time is the biggest challenge, and a supportive network means everything.

The four, Myra Pourau (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Te Rangi), Ellyn Proffit (Ngāti Porou), Janette Ngaheu (Ngāti Awa, Te Pahipoto, Ngāti Pikiao), and Natalie Lewis (Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Ngāti Porou, Tainui) all value education in progressing their careers and want to inspire others to follow an academic pathway to find success. Read more.
Ellyn Proffit is capped at Te Kōpū Mania o Kirikiriroa Marae Graduation ceremony on Wintec’s Hamilton campus.

Postgraduate support

The Postgraduate Office at Wintec has been created to support postgraduate students in their studies and research by providing dedicated resources and advice. Wintec also has a dedicated Research Office which is the hub of research at Wintec and caters to all researchers, both staff and students. 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed in advanced nursing practice positions such as nurse practitioner, as management, research, education, clinical leaders, independent practice, or enter into further study at Doctorate level.

Completed written work can be used as part of the application for registration as a Nurse Practitioner.


If you have any enrolment questions, send them to​ and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

To discuss your pathway options within the programme and what modules would best compliment your area of work, contact the postgraduate team at


Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:
i. a Wintec Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing, with a grade average of B or better, or
ii. candidates from another tertiary organisation must have an equivalent qualification with a grade average of B or better and deemed to have reached the learning outcomes of the compulsory modules of Wintec’s Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing programme.

b) An International candidate must be a New Zealand registered nurse and comply with 1.1 within these regulations.

c) All candidates are required to have graduate nursing experience in the health sector demonstrated in a professional portfolio.
Candidates must complete their application for selection at least two months prior to the commencement of the programme. Applications received after this point will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 7.0 across all bands; or equivalent.


Check what documents are required to enrol in this programme.

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Postgraduate nursing pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Welcome to Wintec and the Centre for Health and Social Practice

Welcome information will be emailed to all enrolled students approximately 2–4 weeks prior to the first workshop day or the start of your online course.

Please read the information below about your first day.

What you will need

It is important to tick the 'Yes' box on the Enrolment Offer form emailed from Wintec Student Enrolment & Information Centre and return this as soon as possible. If this is not done your enrolment cannot be completed and access to online resources will not be possible.

Wintec Logins for Computer Access

Your course outline, workshop timetables and relevant content will be available online. You can access this from 'Moodle' via the Wintec student portal 'MyLearning'.

Computer Requirements

We require students to have access to/use Microsoft Office 365, Windows Media player, Adobe Acrobat Reader, an anti-virus programme and have access to the internet. For the Pharmacology module, Scopia is required.

We invite you to view the information to the Introduction to Postgraduate Health and Social Practice Moodle site.

For all the information you need in the lead up to your first day at Wintec check out the welcome page.

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Kura Cloud $35.00 (for NURS801 Integrated Science and Assessment module only)

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status



Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Request an email or posted copy of the Prospectus.

The Prospectus (course guide) is available in both digital and physical formats. Click on the document below to download a copy or fill in the form below to receive a copy via either email or the post.

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