Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice

Qualifications and courses Study options

Graduate CertificatePart time: 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH3890

Domestic

$300 - $500 per course

Starts

Throughout the year

International

Please enquire

Credits

60

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

International Applications due

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

If you want professional development to enhance your New Zealand Registered Nursing qualification, this graduate certificate will give you the opportunity to develop your expertise in a range of specialist areas.

Registered Nurses can begin courses immediately after graduating. A number of courses are available, including; gerontology, cardiac nursing, cardiothoracic nursing, critical care nursing, medical nursing, surgical nursing, wound management, oncology, palliative care, rural nursing and mental health. Other courses available include the management of diabetes, medical high dependency nursing, pain management and ECG rhythm analysis.

You are able to complete the full programme, or selected courses within it. On successful completion this programme (60 credits) you will gain the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice, and appropriate selection of courses can result in a Graduate Certificate endorsed with a specialisation.

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
  • 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

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 - Anaesthesia and Recovery

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