Postgraduate options

Beth Beaver

Ara is pleased to be able to offer four new online nursing and health science qualifications at postgraduate level from semester two, 2016:

  • PostGraduate Certificate in Health Science
  • PostGraduate Diploma in Health Science
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Nursing

These programmes are an excellent way to specialise in a particular area of need or professional interest and to progress your career. They also provide a pathway to becoming a nurse practitioner.

All four programmes are delivered online and can be studied part time, allowing you to study when and where it suits you and to fit your studies around work and other commitments.*

The programmes have been developed by Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) and are accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for delivery by Ara Institute of Canterbury from 2016. Upon graduation, you'll receive a qualification that is double-badged by Ara and EIT.

To undertake one of these programmes you need to be a Registered Nurse or a health professional.

To find out more about these programmes and to decide which might best suit your needs and goals, we recommend contacting our Principal Lecturer, Kaye Milligan on (03) 940 8288 or kaye.milligan@ara.ac.nz.

* Some courses include a compulsory component of up to three days on-site.

Programmes

Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

Programme code:
HB3911
Level:
9
Credits:
240
Starts:
February, July

The Master of Nursing is an applied, clinically-focused programme characterised by advanced study in nursing and health sciences.

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Master of Health Science

Master of Health Science

Programme code:
HB4033
Level:
9
Credits:
180
Starts:
February, July

The Master of Health Science programme is tailored for health managers and health practitioners, specifically those working for DHBs, PHOs, the fitness industry and sports organisations, as well as social workers, community care workers and allied health practitioners.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Programme code:
HB3849
Level:
8
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July

This postgraduate diploma is an inter-disciplinary programme providing qualified health professionals and health service managers with advanced practice knowledge and critical analysis skills.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Programme code:
HB3963
Level:
8
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July

The postgraduate certificate in health science offers a selection of courses designed to meet the needs of health practitioners, health sector managers and other professionals whose practice has a focus on health.

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