Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care Specialty Nursing


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Entry requirements

Registered nurse with current NZ practicing certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor degree (or equivalent) AND relevant clinical employment for a minimum of 2 days (15 hours) per week.
(International: IELTS 7.0 in each band)

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this programme is to provide the health and social sector with graduates who have attained advanced knowledge and scholarship through application of research to their professional practice context.
Graduates will have gained additional, knowledge and skills to provide specialty Registered Nurse care for a variety of primary health care settings including Well Child/Tamariki Ora (Plunket nursing), district nursing, public health nursing, practice nursing, aged and residential care setting, Whanau ora, occupational health, youth health.

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

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 944 847
Phone: 0800 944 847
Fax: (04) 237 3101

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