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Regulations - Medical And Health Sciences

The Degree of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) – BNurs(Hons)

New admissions into the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) were suspended in 2022. Students who have a current enrolment in this subject should contact their faculty for advice regarding completion.

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this degree, a student must have completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Nursing from this University with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher in 120 points at Stage III, or the equivalent as approved by Senate or its representative.

Note: This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this degree must:

a pass courses with a total value of 120 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.

3 The total enrolment for this degree must not exceed 160 points.

Structure and Content

4 A student enrolled for this degree must complete the requirements as listed in the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) Schedule.

5 Other 700 level courses selected by students must be approved by the Head of School of Nursing prior to enrolment.

6 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


7 a The dissertation is to be carried out under the guidance of a supervisor, appointed by Senate or its representative, on the recommendation of the Programme Director or nominee.

b The dissertation topic must be approved by the Programme Director or nominee prior to enrolment.

c The dissertation must be completed and submitted in accordance with the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.


8 A student may apply to reassign courses passed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences.


9 This degree may be awarded with Honours as specified in the General Regulations – Bachelors Honours Postgraduate Degrees.


10 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


11 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2023.

Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) (BNurs(Hons)) Schedule


30 points: NURSING 782

30 points from NURSING 770, NURSPRAC 718, 719

30 points from NURSING 732, 775

30 points: HLTHSCI 789 Research Project