Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice

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Competency Assessment Programme

Graduate CertificatePart time: 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2019)

Programme code

CH3890

Domestic

$290 - $620 per course

Starts

Throughout the year

International

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Not available for International Students

Location

Christchurch - Manawa Campus

Content

This part-time programme enables you to extend your knowledge and skills as a Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse, to further develop your career.

A range of courses (5 - 10 credits) is delivered through on line media and/or face-to-face sessions over three to five days. Delivery of face-to-face content is mostly at our Manawa campus, near Christchurch Hospital.

Registered Nurses can commence studying for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice immediately after graduating. A number of courses at Level 7 are available, including Health Assessment, Cardiology Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Perioperative Nursing, Rural Nursing, Emergency Nursing, Pressure Injury Assessment, Wound Care, Mental Health and Illness, Child Health Assessment, Management of Diabetes, Pain Management and ECG Analysis.

The programme is designed to be studied part-time, with up to six years to complete. You may choose to do one or two courses, or work towards the whole 60-credit qualification.

Enrolled Nurses - Nursing Practice Timetable

Registered Nurses - Nursing Practice timetable

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Certificate you are required to complete 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
  • This qualification is open to Registered Nurses holding a current Practising Certificate issued by the New Zealand Nursing Council. Additional information is specified for some courses.

Alternative requirements
  • Individual courses may, by request, be taken by other professionals with qualifications in a specialty area.

Additional requirements
English requirements
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To enrol in this programme please:

  • complete an Admissions and Enrolment form

Due to Immigration New Zealand visa requirements international 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 your on-going professional development. You will graduate with 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

Aged Care Assessment Utilising InterRAI

GCIR700
10.0 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

Cardiovascular Assessment, Health Promotion and Rehabilitation

GCHR700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Cultural Perspectives

GCCU700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Managing Nausea/Vomiting

GCNV700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: Managing Respiratory Systems

GCRD700
5.0 credits

Care of the Dying Person: The Challenge of Chronic Illness

GCCI700
5.0 credits

Clinical Learning and Teaching for Registered Nurses

GCCT700
5.0 credits

Comprehensive Child Health Assessment

GCCH700
10.0 credits

Core Concepts in Perianaethesia Nursing

GCPN700
10.0 credits

Cultural Perspectives in Rural Health

GCUL700
5.0 credits

Exploring Rural Health Concepts

GCRH700
5.0 credits

Foundation in Perianaesthesia Nursing Skills (Clinical and Technical)

GCFP700
5.0 credits

Foundations in Critical Care Nursing

GCCC700
10.0 credits

Introduction to Youth Health

GCYH700
5.0 credits

Leg Ulcer Management

GCUM700
5.0 credits

Mental Health Assessment

GCMA700
5.0 credits

Māori Health Nursing

GCHM700
5.0 credits

Principles of Motivational Interviewing

GCMI700
5.0 credits

Principles of Perioperative Nursing - Post Anaesthetic Care

GCAR700
10.0 credits

Responding to People with Alcohol and Drug Issues

GCDI700
5.0 credits

Responding to the Mental Health Needs of People with Intellectual Disability

GCMH700
5.0 credits

Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Clinical Skills Interventions

GCRC730
10.0 credits

Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Knowledge and Theory

GCRC720
5.0 credits

Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Recognition, Assessment and Skills Management

GCRC710
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of Dementia, Delirium and Depression

GCDD700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Breast and Gynaecological Cancers

GCBG700
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