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Master of Health Science Professional Practice (Nursing)

University of Canterbury

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Entry requirements

An approved Bachelors degree

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of this programme will develop the skills and capacities to provide in-depth health related knowledge in their area of professional practice, be able to use technologies and online communication and evaluation practices to critically reflect on and document their own practices related to the health needs and requirements of individuals, families/ wh?nau and communities where they work. They will have developed the academic proficiency to engage in scholarly work and build expertise in the field and will be able to provide a health service that is culturally appropriate to the individuals/family/whanau/communities they work with. They will be able to critically analyse literature and develop specialist knowledge in their area of interest. They will also be able to demonstrate mastery of sophisticated theoretical subject matter, research, analyse and argue from evidence, demonstrate the qualities of a reflective practitioner and engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem solving within their specialist field of professional practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

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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Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants

Provided by:

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



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 827 748
Phone: (03) 369 3999

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