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

Qualifications and courses Study options

Graduate CertificatePart time: 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH3890

Domestic

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

Starts

Throughout the year

International

Please enquire

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

International Applications due

Location

Madras Street Campus

Content

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

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements inhternational students are ineligible to enrol in this graduate certificate.

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

Level 7

Advanced Cardio-Respiratory Nursing

GCAD700
5.0 credits

Assessing the Acutely Unwell Child

GCCA700
10.0 credits

Assessment in Aged Care

GCAA700
5.0 credits

Cardio-Respiratory Emergency Nursing

GCEN700
5.0 credits

Cardiovascular Assessment and Health Promotion

GCVV700
5.0 credits

Clinical Learning and Teaching for Registered Nurses

GCCT700
5.0 credits

Complex Issues in Surgical Nursing

GCSC700
5.0 credits

Comprehensive Child Health Assessment

GCCH700
10.0 credits

Core Concepts in Perianaethesia Nursing

GCPN700
10.0 credits

Exploring Rural Health Concepts

GCRH700
5.0 credits

Foundations in Critical Care Nursing

GCCC700
10.0 credits

Health Assessment of Adults

GCHA700
10.0 credits

Introduction to Youth Health

GCYH700
5.0 credits

Leg Ulcer Management

GCUM700
5.0 credits

Management of Acute Pain

GCMP700
5.0 credits

Medical High Dependency Nursing

GCDM700
5.0 credits

Mental Health Assessment

GCMA700
5.0 credits

Pathophysiology Related to Ageing

GCPR700
5.0 credits

Principles of Perioperative Nursing - Anaesthesia and Recovery

GCAR700
10.0 credits

Principles of Surgical Nursing

GCPS700
5.0 credits

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Patient

GCRA700
5.0 credits

Responding to People with Alcohol and Drug Issues

GCDI700
5.0 credits

Special Topic: Practice Knowledge

GCST700
5.0 credits

Surgical High Dependency Nursing

GCDS700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Breast and Gynaecological Cancers

GCBG700
5.0 credits

Understanding Cancer

GCUC700
5.0 credits

Understanding Mental Health and Illness

GCHI700
5.0 credits

Understanding and Responding to Behaviour that Challenges

GCCB700
5.0 credits

Wound Assessment

GCWA700
5.0 credits

Wound Management

GCWM700
5.0 credits