Doctor of Nursing

Victoria University of Wellington

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Entry requirements

To be admitted to the programme students need to hold a Masters or Postgraduate Diploma with a minimum GPA of B, have at least five years' professional experience and have established to the satisfaction of the Associate Dean that they are capable of proceeding with the doctorate.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Doctor of Nursing is designed for established professionals in the health sector who wish to enhance their research-related professional practice and management. Graduates will be able to engage in high quality independent research and inquiry into their own practice and contribute original knowledge to improving health related practice, systems and policy. They will be able to link, in a coherent and rigorous manner, theory and research to questions of professional practice and management of the health system. Graduates will have advanced knowledge of their professional field and be able to evaluate and apply research and scholarly literature. They will adopt an investigative, open-minded, critical and reflective stance in addressing scholarly and professional problems from different perspectives, skillfully communicate research results to both academic and professional communities, and be able to engage in and critique the process of peer review. Graduates will demonstrate leadership in the areas of their professional endeavor as well as high personal ethical standards and behaviours in scholarly and professional contexts, and respect and maintain intellectual integrity.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Health at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2021

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 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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