Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing
Waikato Institute of Technology Ltd
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing with an optional endorsement in Maori Mental Health and optional pathway in Registered Nurse Prescribing aims to prepare nurses as skilled practitioners who are responsive to health service demands for increasingly complex population health needs. It will foster the development of nursing practice at an advanced level within the registered nurse scope of practice, using a generalist and/or specialist focus.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing will enable registered nurses to undertake specialty and advanced clinical practice, health education and leadership and management roles.
Graduates with the optional Maori Mental Health endorsement will provide and/or co-ordinate nursing care to Tangata Whai Ora and whanau in the areas of health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration in both the community and institutional settings.
Graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing with the Registered Nurse Prescribing pathway will be eligible to apply to the Nursing Council of New Zealand for an expanded scope of practice as a designated prescriber for populations with common and long-term conditions.
Key Information for Students
Undergraduate NZ Nursing Degree, or equivalent NZ qualification. Applicants without a relevant undergraduate qualification, or equivalent, may submit a portfolio for consideration. IELTS of 7.0 across all bands; or equivalent. The language assessment must be less than two years old at the time of application.
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
Florence Nightingale Memorial Fund Grants
NZ Nurses Organisation (Inc) National Office - Scholarships & Grants
Up to $800
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.