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Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)

This course is available


Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Grafton Campus


A programme for high-achieving nursing graduates who wish to enhance their career prospects or pursue nursing research.

Programme overview

This programme has been designed to enhance your skills and learnings gained from completing a Bachelor of Nursing.

It is an ideal programme for a qualified nurse to build their research capacity, upgrade their qualification, maintain currency in their clinical practice or expand their career path opportunities.

In most cases you will work in partnership with a clinical academic supervisor to complete a project designed with your current employer.

Programme structure

One year full-time or up to two years part-time.

120 points

A core course—either NURSING 770, NURSING 718 or NURSING 719 (30 points)

A research methods course/s (from a list of Nursing or Population Health courses) or courses approved by the Head of School of Nursing (30 points)

A Leadership course—either NURSING 775 or NURSING 732 (30 points)

A Research Project—HLTHSCI 789 (30 points)

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

Where could this programme take you?

The BNurs(Hons) programme will provide you with knowledge and skills to practise nursing and develop scholarship and leadership in nursing. The programme aims to develop critical and reflective practitioners who are able to pursue professional practice and further research. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Further study options

Master of Nursing

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

Taught 120 points

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree in nursing at a recognised university (or similar institution) and have achieved a GPE of 5.0 or higher in your final year of study.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands below 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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