Welcome to the world of nursing.

Today's nursing is a critical patient-focused health science career requiring a sophisticated mix of learned knowledge and nursing judgement.

With an ageing and increasing population in New Zealand, there is a rising demand for trained nurses, particularly in primary care, aged care and mental health settings.

Healthcare is multifaceted, with no one discipline functioning in isolation. It's vital that we educate tomorrow's nurses in an interprofessional environment with extensive clinical experience. This is exactly what you'll find when studying towards the University of Auckland's Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs), gaining practical experience and an understanding of other allied health professions. With modern health provision increasingly focused on integrated care, where teams of health professionals work together to provide the best treatment possible, graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing will have an immediate advantage in the job market.

Nursing offers exciting opportunities for career advancement in a wide variety of clinical contexts. The Bachelor of Nursing programme prepares new nurses for the profession while the Master of Nursing programme prepares graduate nurses for positions as clinical specialist and Nurse Practitioner.


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Your postgraduate pathway – research

Students and professionals already launched on their pathways are encouraged to take advantage of our diverse nursing research opportunities.

Conducting research with the potential to impact on, and inform change in, the health sector and social care system will enable you to take a lead in making a real difference in your particular area of interest. Explore our Postgraduate Master and PhD research opportunities in Nursing.
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Your postgraduate pathway – taught

As a nursing professional, you can advance your career with postgraduate study at New Zealand's largest and most-respected nursing school.

Flexible programme structures can allow you to study for the specific learning goals you wish to achieve, relevant to your chosen practise area.

We offer pathways to help advance your clinical and practice qualifications – from a Postgraduate Certificate through to Masters Programmes.
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Your undergraduate pathway – first year students

Some of you will choose to transfer to a nursing career after a degree in another subject or a year in another University of Auckland programme. Nursing is a dynamic and varied profession with opportunities to work in diverse and challenging environments. 

The Bachelor of Nursing programme prepares you for an exciting career whether you are a school leaver or a mature student with academic and life experience to bring to the programme.
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Your undergraduate pathway - high school students

It's your career journey, so start it with the best possible first step. Open your mind to the exciting options available for a rewarding career in Nursing at the University of Auckland.

You'll study alongside Medical, Pharmacy, and Health Science students, gaining a valuable interprofessional understanding of patient care.

Entry standards are high, but can lead you to advanced learning and leadership positions.
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