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Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Undergraduate degree in health science / health discipline with a B average or better. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification.

Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The average annual and total amount paid by government towards the tuition fees for this qualification, additional to what the student pays. (These are estimates based on the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

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.

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

You will develop advanced nursing knowledge, along with higher-level skills in critical analysis, constructive synthesis, and advanced practice and research within your specialty area. The programme has been specifically designed to prepare you as a nurse for advanced practice roles, including nurse practitioner and is approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a 'Masters with a clinical focus, including the content for preparation for nurse prescribing'. Part of the requirement for the programme is the completion of a 90-credit thesis.

If you're completing the Master of Nursing and you intend to apply for Nurse Practitioner registration (as required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand), some specific courses must form part of your programme. Details are available on request.

* This programme includes compulsory two-day onsite workshops at the City campus for some courses.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Other you are required to complete a minimum total of 240 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better.

Alternative requirements
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted to, and upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences, gain admission to the Master of Nursing. Successful completion is normally considered to be a B average in these courses.

Additional requirements
  • Interview

    • Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
    • Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate.
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart
PROGRAMME CODE: HB3911
LEVEL: 9
CREDITS: 240
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Due 30 November or 31 May
International: Please enquire
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $1744 per course (2018)
International:
LOCATION: Online *
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS:

Next steps

Please complete an admissions and enrolment form.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can extend your knowledge in the practice area in which you're already working and gain a formal qualification in recognition of your professional development. Roles which utilise this qualification include nurse consultant, nurse educator, clinical leader, clinical nurse specialist, clinical charge nurse, health services manager and case manager/co-ordinator. If you're undertaking the nurse practitioner pathway, upon graduation you can apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice.

Study pathways

This degree can pathway to higher level qualifications including doctoral research.