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Master of Nursing

  • Masters (Coursework)

Most students undertaking postgraduate study in nursing are in full-time practice and study part-time. Several postgraduate nursing courses are delivered via distance learning or 'block mode'. There is also web-based teaching, relevant readings and other study material.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Most students undertaking postgraduate study in nursing are in full-time practice and study part-time.

Several postgraduate nursing courses are delivered via distance learning or 'block mode'. There is also web-based teaching, relevant readings and other study material. This is designed to make the courses available to students in employment and located at a distance from the university.

Entry requirements

To enter the Master of Nursing programme you will have been awarded or qualified for a:

  • bachelor's degree with a minimum grade average of B over the 300 level courses, or
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing or equivalent, with a minimum B grade average, or
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing or equivalent, with a minimum B grade average.

You will also:

  • be a registered nurse (enrolled nurses are not eligible) with a practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand
  • have completed at least two years of professional experience in a relevant nursing specialty within the previous five years.

You will provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

The New Zealand Nursing Council requires that if your qualification is from an overseas institution (other than Australia) you will need to have it authenticated and assessed by NZQA before credit can be awarded.

To study this programme you must meet Massey University's English language standards.

  • Massey University English language requirements.

Study locations

Online

Career pathways

The Master of Nursing (MN) degree prepares nurses for advanced practice roles. Our graduates work as:

  • nurse practitioners
  • nurse prescribers
  • clinical nurse specialists
  • clinical nurse educators
  • Registered Nurse (RN) prescriber
  • nursing leadership roles such as director of nursing, clinical nurse managers, nurse researchers, nurse advisors.

Credit for prior study or work

For information on prior learning, exemptions and transfer of credit or other questions:

  • review the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations
  • contact us through the Enquire button on this page.