Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Gerontology).xml Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice (Gerontology)

Qualifications and courses Study options

Graduate CertificatePart time: 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code



$285 - $600 per course(depending on course options)


Throughout the year


Please enquire



Course related costs

Advised before enrolment



Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due


Madras Street Campus


Enhance your New Zealand Registered Nursing qualification with this graduate certificate which will give you the opportunity to develop your expertise in specialised areas of nursing.

This programme gives New Zealand Registered Nurses the opportunity to use their existing knowledge and experience to develop their career in an area of expertise. You can choose from a range of specialist nursing areas such as gerontology, cardiac nursing, cardiothoracic nursing, critical care nursing, medical nursing, surgical nursing, wound management and oncology.

Other courses available include the management of diabetes, medical high dependency nursing, pain management and ECG rhythm analysis.

On completion of this programme you will gain the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice. Appropriate selection of courses can result in a Graduate Certificate endorsed with a specialisation.

This qualification is open to Registered Nurses with New Zealand registration. Some courses require students to be currently employed in the specialty and have a current New Zealand practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Certificate you are required to complete a minimum total of 60 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
  • New Zealand Practising Certificate. Additional criteria are specified for some courses.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • In order to graduate you must have a current practising certificate issued by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. Courses are usually only of relevance to registered nurses but individual courses may, by request, be taken by other professionals with qualifications in a specialty area.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language please contact the programme leader to discuss this.

Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To enrol in this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form

Application documents

Career opportunities

This is an excellent opportunity for New Zealand Registered Nurses to gain a formal qualification as recognition of their ongoing professional development. You will have the confidence and skills to plan and coordinate complex patient care demands.

Study pathways

Many study options are available and this Certificate is recognised as essential professional development for nurses.

Recommended school subjects

  • for registered nurses only