Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway.xml Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

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Master of Nursing
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OtherFull time - 2 years, part time available

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme code

HB3911

Domestic

$1710 per course (2016)

Starts

February, July

International

Credits

240

Course related costs

Level

9

Domestic Applications due

Due 30 November or 31 May

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street and blended delivery online

Content

The Master of Nursing is an applied, clinically-focused programme characterised by advanced study in nursing and health sciences.

You will develop advanced nursing knowledge, along with higher-level skills in critical analysis, constructive synthesis, and advanced practice and research within your specialty area. The programme has been specifically designed to prepare you as a nurse for advanced practice roles, including nurse practitioner and is approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a 'Masters with a clinical focus, including the content for preparation for nurse prescribing'. Part of the requirement for the programme is the completion of a 90 credit thesis.

If you're completing the Master of Nursing and you intend to apply for Nurse Practitioner registration (as required by the Nursing Council of New Zealand), some specific courses must form part of your programme. Details are available on request.

Programme structure

To complete this Other you are required to complete a minimum total of 240 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
  • An undergraduate degree in a health science/health discipline with a B average or better.

Alternative requirements
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria above, the applicant may be provisionally admitted to, and upon successful completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences, gain admission to the Master of Nursing. Successful completion is normally considered to be a B average in these courses.

Additional requirements
  • Interview

    • Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.
    • Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate.
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

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

6.0
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Next steps

Please complete an admissions and enrolment form.

Application documents

Career opportunities

With this qualification you can extend your knowledge in the practice area in which you're already working and gain a formal qualification in recognition of your professional development. Roles which utilise this qualification include nurse consultant, nurse educator, clinical leader, clinical nurse specialist, clinical charge nurse, health services manager and case manager/co-ordinator. If you're undertaking the nurse practitioner pathway, upon graduation you can apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for the Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice.

Study pathways

This degree can pathway to higher level qualifications including doctoral research.