Graduate Diploma in Nursing.xml Graduate Diploma in Nursing

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Graduate diploma in Nursing

Graduate DiplomaFull time - 1 year, part time 2 - 6 years

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

CH4052

Domestic

$570 - $860 per paper

Starts

Throughout the year

International

$21,280

Credits

120

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

13 January for February start

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Align your overseas nursing qualification to New Zealand standards and pave the way to greater opportunities in the health sector.

If you're an overseas-trained registered nurse, this programme is designed to equip you with the confidence and skills to plan and co-ordinate complex patient care.

You can choose to complete the full programme, or selected courses within it. Courses include: gerontology, cardiac nursing, cardiothoracic nursing, medical nursing, surgical nursing, wound management, oncology, palliative care, rural nursing, mental health, the management of diabetes, medical high dependency nursing, pain management and ECG rhythm analysis.

Please note: This programme is intended as professional development for overseas nurses. New Zealand Trained Nurses seeking professional development are advised to explore our Graduate Certificate in Nursing Practice .

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 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 New Zealand Registered Nurses or internationally qualified nurses who have been assessed by the Nursing Council as meeting their language and academic requirements to undertake a Competence Assessment for NZ registration.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
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

6.5

READING

6.5

WRITING

6.5

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • Complete an Admission and Enrolment Form or an International Application Form

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can extend your knowledge in the practice area in which you're already working, or prepare to shift focus to a different area. It also recognises your ongoing professional development with a formal qualification.

Study pathways

Beyond this qualification you could consider a Masters or doctoral research in either health science or nursing.

Level 7

Acute and Long Term Stroke Management

GCSM700
5.0 credits

Advanced ECG Analysis

GCEA700
5.0 credits

Aged Care Assessment Utilising InterRAI

GCIR700
10.0 credits

Applied Pharmacology for Nursing

GCPH700
5.0 credits

Assessment in Aged Care

GCAA700
5.0 credits

Cardiac Rehabilitation

GCCR700
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 Pain

GCEP700
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

Communication, Bereavement and Ethics

GCBE700
5.0 credits

Complex Issues in Surgical Nursing

GCSC700
5.0 credits

Comprehensive Child Health Assessment

GCCH700
10.0 credits

Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Health Care

BNCI701
10.0 credits

Continence Assessment and Management

GCCE700
5.0 credits

Cultural Perspectives in Rural Health

GCUL700
5.0 credits

Evidence for Nursing Practice

BNHR700
10.0 credits

Exploring Rural Health Concepts

GCRH700
5.0 credits

Facilitation and Support of People with Impairment/Disability

GCDC700
5.0 credits

Health Assessment of Adults

GCHA700
10.0 credits

Infection Control Management for Registered Nurses

GCIM700
5.0 credits

Introduction to ECG Analysis

GCEI700
5.0 credits

Introduction to Youth Health

GCYH700
5.0 credits

Knowledge for Nursing Practice 4: Family, Whanau and Community Nursing

BNKN700
10.0 credits

Management of Acute Pain

GCMP700
5.0 credits

Management of Cancer Related Problems

GCCP700
5.0 credits

Management of Parkinson's Disease and Issues Related to Living with Chronic Illness

GCPD700
5.0 credits

Managing Heart Failure in Acute and Community Settings

GCHF700
5.0 credits

Managing and Caring for People with Diabetes in the Clinical and Community Setting

GCMD700
10.0 credits

Medical High Dependency Nursing

GCDM700
5.0 credits

Mental Health Assessment

GCMA700
5.0 credits

Nursing Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand - Registered Nurse

CAPR702
24.0 credits

Nursing in the Context of Aotearoa New Zealand - Registered Nurse

CAPR701
10.0 credits

Pathophysiology Related to Ageing

GCPR700
5.0 credits

Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

BNPH700
10.0 credits

Pressure Injury/Ulcer Assessment

GCPA700
5.0 credits

Pressure Injury/Ulcer Management

GCPM700
5.0 credits

Principles of Motivational Interviewing

GCMI700
5.0 credits

Principles of Perioperative Nursing - Anaesthesia and Recovery

GCAR700
10.0 credits

Principles of Perioperative Nursing - Operating Theatre

GCOT700
10.0 credits

Principles of Surgical Nursing

GCPS700
5.0 credits

Professional Practice Issues in Gerontological Nursing

GCPI700
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

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

Special Topic: Practice Knowledge

GCST700
5.0 credits

Surgical High Dependency Nursing

GCDS700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of Dementia, Delirium and Depression

GCDD700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of People with COPD

GCOD700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Breast and Gynaecological Cancers

GCBG700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Head, Neck and Gastrointestinal Cancers

GCGI700
5.0 credits

The Nursing Management of: Lung and Central Nervous System Cancers

GCLC700
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

Writing for Graduate Study

GCSS700
5.0 credits