Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing


Subject area


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Entry requirements

Registered nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor degree (or equivalent); currently employed in a relevant clinical setting Change of Scope stream: Nursing Council approval
(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.
This programme builds on the existing knowledge and experience of the graduate nurse, while providing an environment that ensures the supported acquisition of knowledge and skills in a specialty area. There are optional streams in Mental Health and Addiction Nursing, Change of Scope, and Medical Nursing.

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

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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


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