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Careers in nursing

Whatever your choice, we can help you plan a pathway towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner (NP), a Registered Nurse (RN) prescriber, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, educator, manager, leader or researcher.


Meet our students


I choose to study a Bachelor of Nursing at Massey University, because I am really interested and passionate about how people get and receive healthcare.

Mckenzie Milne
Bachelor of Nursing


Nursing Council of New Zealand

Our nursing programmes are nationally and internationally recognised and approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Students who have completed Massey’s Bachelor of Nursing, can apply for registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.  

Shanghai Ranking - nursing

Massey University is ranked in the top 150 universities in the world and second in New Zealand in the subject area of nursing by the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. The ranking is determined by a series of indicators such as the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, international collaboration on papers, and the number of staff winning awards in an academic subject.


Nursing simulation suites

To prepare undergraduate students for clinical practice, we have nursing simulation suites on our Auckland, Manawatū, and Wellington campuses. Each suite is different, but most have a mock hospital setting, two-way observation spaces, and standard nursing equipment for hospital and community work. Students learn and practice nursing skills through role-play, case-studies and simulations using manikins.

Take a virtual tour here.


Empathy Lab

One of the most important aspects of nursing is empathy, but it's not always easy to understand the impacts of long-term illness or ageing, when you're fit and healthy.

Our Bachelor of Nursing students participate in Empathy Labs by wearing special suits that simulate what it's like to attempt normal daily tasks after suffering a stroke, or being restricted by declining health.


A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert

Massey alumni Andrew Cameron is your typical, humble, “number 8 wire”, Kiwi bloke. He is also an internationally recognised registered nurse and midwife, recipient of the prestigious Florence Nightingale Medal and an experienced Red Cross nurse. His first book, A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert captures his remarkable and compelling life story with mordant humour, wisdom and pathos.

A Nurse on the Edge of the Desert

Departments and staff

Find out more about the departments and staff involved in study and research related to nursing at Massey.

School of Nursing

College of Health


The Te Rau Puawai Workforce Programme provides bursaries and learning support for qualifications in the field of Māori mental health.

Te Rau Puawai

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