Master of Nursing

Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd

Subject area

Nursing

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Entry requirements

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

Additional Requirements
Interview is required for students who intend completing a Master of Nursing in order to become a Nurse Practitioner.
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.

English Requirements
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.
* IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest).

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.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this programme is to provide a pathway for registered nurses to demonstrate competence for the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice in order to apply to NCNZ to become a Nurse Practitioner. The target market is registered nurses who are supported in their employment to become a nurse practitioner.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Health at this level can earn:

$46,000

Median earnings one year after study

$56,000

Median earnings two years after study

$63,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

80%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Pacific Health Scholarships

Provided by:

Victoria University of Wellington - The Scholarships Office

Website:

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/study/student-finance/scholarships

Value:

$10,000 for Medical and Dentistry students $5,000 for all remaining qualifications (refer to list of eligible q

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Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants

Provided by:

NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - Scholarships & Grants

Website:

http://www.nzno.org.nz/support/scholarships

Value:

Up to $800

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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

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (0800) 24 24 76
Fax: (03) 366 6544
Email: info@ara.ac.nz
Web: http://www.ara.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

Sources

NZQA supplies course information based on material from the provider.

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