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Graduate diploma in Nursing

Graduate DiplomaFull-time, 1 year | Part-time up to 3 years

Programme code

CH4052

Starts

February, August

Credits

120

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

13 January for February start

Location

Christchurch - Manawa Campus

Annual Fees(indictive 2020)

Domestic

$510 - $1,020 per course

International

$23,040

Course related costs

Advised on enrolment

About this programme

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 educated 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 time one year programme, or selected courses within it.

Courses include: Academic writing, health assessment, management of diabetes, mental health, Māori health, pharmacology, infant and child health, communication skills and pathophysiology of ageing

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.

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.

Recommended school subjects

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete 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 holding a current Practising Certificate issued by the New Zealand Nursing Council 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
  • Still want to study but don't meet the Academic Requirements?

    If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • What if English is not my first Language?

    If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study. Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart .

    OR

    • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
    • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS, Pearson or other test through the Ara Examination Centre or in your home country.

    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.

    What if I have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance?

    The English Language requirements for this programme are higher than the minimum set by NZQA, therefore; if you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance you may be required to provide evidence of English Language skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

6.5

READING

6.5

WRITING

6.5

LISTENING

6.5
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

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

Application documents

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.

Level 7

Acute and Long Term Stroke Management

GCSM701
5.0 credits

Applied Clinical Teaching and learning in ...

GCAT701
10.0 credits

Applied Pharmacology for Nursing

GCPH701
5.0 credits

Assessing the Acutely Unwell Child (in the...

GCCA701
10.0 credits

Assessment of the Older Adult

GCAA701
5.0 credits

Cancer Nursing 1 - Understanding Cancer

GCON701
5.0 credits

Cancer Nursing 2 - Management

GCON702
5.0 credits

Cardio-Respiratory Emergency Nursing

GCEN704
5.0 credits

Cardiology Nursing

GCCN701
10.0 credits

Child and Adolescent Health for Nurses

GCHE703
5.0 credits

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

GCCM701
5.0 credits

Childhood Enuresis

GCPW700
5.0 credits

Childhood Enuresis

GCPW701
5.0 credits

Clinical Learning and Teaching

GCCT701
5.0 credits

Comprehensive Child Health Assessment

GCCH701
10.0 credits

Core Concepts in Perianaesthesia Nursing

GCPN701
10.0 credits

Diabetes Management

GCMD701
10.0 credits

Dying and Palliative Care

GCDY701
5.0 credits

ECG Analysis

GCEI701
5.0 credits

Exploring Rural Health Concepts

GCRH701
5.0 credits

Health Assessment of Adults

GCHA701
10.0 credits

Infant and Young Child Health for Nurses

GCHE704
5.0 credits

Infection Control Management for Registere...

GCIM701
5.0 credits

Intensive Care Nursing 1

GCIC701
10.0 credits

Intensive Care Nursing 2

GCIC702
10.0 credits

Leg Ulcer Management

GCLU701
5.0 credits

Management of Acute Pain

GCMP701
5.0 credits

Managing Heart Failure in Acute and Commun...

GCHF701
5.0 credits

Maori Health Nursing

GCMH701
5.0 credits

Medical and Surgical Emergency Nursing

GCEN705
5.0 credits

Nursing Management of Dementia, Delirium a...

GCDD701
5.0 credits

Nursing Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand -...

CAPR702
24.0 credits

Nursing in the Context of Aotearoa New Zea...

CAPR701
10.0 credits

Nursing the High Acuity Medical Patient

GCHM701
5.0 credits

Nursing the High Acuity Surgical Patient

GCHS701
5.0 credits

Paediatric Emergency Nursing and Professio...

GCEN706
5.0 credits

Paediatric Oncology

GCPO701
5.0 credits

Pathophysiology Related to Ageing

GCPR701
5.0 credits

Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

BNPH700
10.0 credits

Pharmacology for Nursing Practice

GNPH700
10.0 credits

Pressure Injury Prevention, Assessment and...

GCPI701
5.0 credits

Principles of Intraoperative Nursing

GCOT701
10.0 credits

Principles of Post Anaesthetic Care

GCAR701
10.0 credits

Principles of Stoma Care

GCST701
5.0 credits

Rapid Assessment of the Acutely Unwell Pat...

GCRA701
5.0 credits

Rapid Assessment of the Unwell Patient (In...

GCRA702
5.0 credits

Responding to People Who Experience Substa...

GCDI701
5.0 credits

Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Knowledge a...

GCRH702
5.0 credits

Rural Emergency Nursing Care: Clinical Ski...

GCRH703
10.0 credits

Rural Health: Assessment of the Deteriorat...

GCDP701
5.0 credits

Surgical Nursing

GCSC701
5.0 credits

Transition to Registered Nurse Practice

GDTR702
40.0 credits

Trauma Emergency Nursing

GCEN707
5.0 credits

Understanding Mental Health and Illness

GCHI701
5.0 credits

Wound Care 1

GCWC701
5.0 credits

Wound Care 2

GCWC702
5.0 credits

Youth Health

GCYH701
5.0 credits