Postgraduate options

Beth Beaver

Ara offers four nursing and health science qualifications at postgraduate level which can be studied online. The are:

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science
  • Master of Health Science
  • Master of Nursing

Accredited by the Nursing Council of New Zealand and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, these programmes are an excellent way to progress your career by specialising in a particular area of need or professional interest. They also provide a pathway to becoming a nurse practitioner.

All four programmes are delivered online and can be studied part time, allowing you to study when and where it suits you and to fit your studies around work and other commitments.*

To undertake one of these programmes you need to be a Registered Nurse or a health professional.

To find out more about these programmes and to decide which might best suit your needs and goals, we recommend contacting our Principal Lecturer, Kaye Milligan on (03) 940 8288 or kaye.milligan@ara.ac.nz.

* Some courses include a compulsory component of up to three days on-site.

Programmes

Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing - Advanced Practice Pathway

Programme code:
CH4075
Level:
9
Credits:
240
Starts:
February, July^

Enhance your capacity to improve patient outcomes and health services.

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Master of Health Science

Master of Health Science

Programme code:
CH4074
Level:
9
Credits:
180
Starts:
February, July^

Extend your expertise in health science and expand your career opportunities.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science

Programme code:
CH4072
Level:
8
Credits:
60
Starts:
February, July^

Advance within your area of professional practice.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Supervision

Programme code:
CH4066
Level:
8
Credits:
60
Starts:
March, August

Gain the expertise needed to supervise others effectively in professional contexts.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

Programme code:
CH4073
Level:
8
Credits:
120
Starts:
February, July^

Take the next step towards specialist health management roles.

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