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Master of Nursing

Enhance your capacity to improve patient outcomes and health services by becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

The Master of Nursing is an applied, clinically-focused programme characterised by advanced study in nursing and health sciences which leads to the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.

The programme has been specifically designed to prepare you for advanced practice in the nurse practitioner scope and is approved by the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Please contact us for details at deptofhealthpractice@ara.ac.nz

B average for courses in the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Practice (Registered Nurse Prescribing).

Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate.

  • Applicants must have employer support for their education leading towards the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.

What if English is not my first Language?

If English is not the applicant's first language, applicants will need to provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart

  • Applicants who do not have evidence of English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, may contact Ara for an assessment.
  • Note: IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA; therefore, applicants who have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills.

Overall IELTS 6.5 Academic

  • 6.5 Speaking
  • 6.5 Reading
  • 6.5 Writing
  • 6.5 Listening

Funding assistance

If you face unexpected financial hardship during your studies, we have several funds that you can apply for. These are designed to enable you to continue your current course of study. We also have a wide range of scholarships and awards that can provide financial assistance.

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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 Nurse Practitioner.

Master of Nursing

FULL-TIME - 2 Years

Enhance your capacity to improve patient outcomes and health services by becoming a Nurse Practitioner.

Information
Type Postgraduate
Code CH4083
May be available for Study Visa? Yes
Credits 240
Level 9
Additional Equipment/Fees Advised on enrolment
May be eligible for Studylink? Yes
Reference CH4083-STRU
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Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current practising certificate.

  • Applicants must have employer support for their education leading towards the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.

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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.

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Key Information for Students

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