Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing
Whitireia Community Polytechnic Ltd
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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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.
Key Information for Students
Registered nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate (or equivalent), Bachelor degree (or equivalent); currently employed in a relevant clinical setting. Te Pou funded only: employed in a Ministry of Health funded mental health service (0.7 FTE or more).
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
|Earnings range||$43,939 - $75,031|
|In further study||25%|
|On a benefit||N/A|
All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Thomas Tippet Trust Awards
NZ Nurses Organisation (Canterbury Region) - The Regional Secretary
Refer to application organisation
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.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.