16 months
23374 USD/year
7260 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Designed for registered nurses, these programmes will develop your knowledge, skills and professional confidence to integrate theory, practice and research to improve your nursing care and patient outcomes. The Nursing Science programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington.


Key facts

Responsive to current demands of practice, our courses will give you a deeper understanding of pathophysiological concepts and current nursing practice issues.Develop your ability to carry out advanced assessments on patients to improve your clinical reasoning. Enhance your skills in locating, analysing, evaluating and applying information and research to your everyday work.

To study this Nursing Science programme offered at the Victoria University of Wellington at the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice you must be a registered nurse with a current practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand. You also need a Bachelor's degree from a New Zealand tertiary institution.

Further study

Each qualification leads on to the next, ending in the PhD. Our programmes are designed with a ‘building block’ approach, as each qualification can lead on to the next one. Both certificates and diplomas are stand-alone qualifications but may also contribute towards a higher degree. Should you decide to proceed further with your study we will support you every step of the way.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practice Project 
  • Nurse Practitioner Practicum 
  • Professional Project
  • Research Methods 
  • Thesis for Master of Nursing Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months
  • Part-time
    • 32 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and registered nurse with a current practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand. You may also be required to demonstrate your proficiency in English.Courses and requirements

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23374 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23374 USD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    7260 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7260 USD per year during 16 months.
  • NZ$10,039 national
  • NZ$32,321 international

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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