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

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this qualification will extend your knowledge in the practice area in which you're already working and give you a formal qualification in recognition of your professional development.

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Master of Health Science

Master of Health Science

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

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this programme will build on your specialist knowledge, enabling you to progress to management positions or enter into health teaching in your area of practice.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

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

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this one-year online diploma is an interdisciplinary programme for qualified health professionals and health service managers.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

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

If you have a degree in nursing or a health-related area and you'd like to extend your knowledge and skills for advanced practice in the health sector, this six month online programme will equip you with the confidence and skills to plan and co-ordinate multiple, complex patient care demands in your chosen specialisation.

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