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Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Care

Whitireia Community Polytechnic Limited

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Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree or equivalent; English language requirements for EAL applicants: IELTS 7.0 Academic in all bands, Registered nurse or allied health professional, currently employed at least 0.6 FTE within the specialty area. Pacific Health and Nursing only: Three or more years registered nurse practice.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The programme has been designed for experienced health professionals to support development of enhanced leadership abilities to better meet the health needs of populations within the New Zealand context. The successful graduate of this programme will have advanced practice and leadership capability within their scope of practice.
Each endorsement contributes to the Government's objectives for the tertiary education and health sectors in relationship to their specific/specialty population. The endorsed programme also contributes to the New Zealand Health Strategy aims to ensure that halth workers meet the demand for services that integrate cultural practices, concepts and diverse world views into high-quality, evidence informed health services.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2021

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Ian Campbell Scholarship

Provided by:

Wellington Paraplegic and Physically Disabled Trust - Secretary



Determined annually by the Trustees

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Diabetes Nurses Professional Development Grant

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - The Administrator



Refer to 'Additional Information.'

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 237 3100
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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