Master of Nursing

Ara Institute of Canterbury

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2 Years

Total student fees


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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.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum 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 * IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.5 in any subtest)

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


2 Years

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,820 $15,641
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$13,166 $26,332
Total $20,986 $41,973

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 242 476
Phone: (03) 940 8669
Fax: (03) 366 6544

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

Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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