Master of Nursing


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Entry requirements

Master of Nursing - Pathway 1 Nurse Practitioner pathway will have the following entry requirements: Registration as a nurse with a current practising certificate and be in good standing with the NCNZ; Completion of a minimum of 3 years' equivalent full time relevant practice within the past 5 years, with at least 1 of the 3 years in full time practice in New Zealand; Meet specific requirements for entry to practice within health services including immunisation, police vetting and indemnity insurance. Entry requirements for the 30-credit Level 9 NURS902 Nurse Practitioner practicum must have: Completed 3 years' full time equivalent practice in the area of practice they are intending to practice in as a nurse practitioner. A working relationship within an interprofessional team and the support of a nurse practitioner or experienced medical practitioner An agreement to undertake the practicum within an organisation that supports nurse prescribing Identified two areas of clinical practice in which to develop the nurse practitioner role, one of which will be the intended area of prescribing practice. One experience must be undertaken with a clinical supervisor who is a nurse practitioner.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Master of Nursing will assist nurses in gaining advanced knowledge and skills to effectively respond to the demands of rapidly changing and increasingly complex health care practice environments. It will enable graduates to participate effectively in the health workforce as highly skilled, culturally responsive, knowledgeable and confident practitioners able to work across professional boundaries to respond to health needs.
Underpinned by the intent of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the focus of learning in the programme will include working reflexively with clients, whanau and communities within differing interprofessional collaborations and relationships. Graduates will contribute to environments that support and promote Maori worldviews and will proactively identify strategies to reduce health inequities and institutional barriers in a wider socio-ecological context. Graduates will be enabled to engage in transformative learning strategies that build on the strengths, knowledge, skills and relationships acquired through their practice and during the programme. An emphasis on practice scholarship, research and practice-focused learning approaches will enable students to develop more appreciative and critical perspectives about self, others and the context of professional practice.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Nursing at this level can earn:


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Contact details

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Free phone: 0800 444 204
Phone: (0800) 294 6832
Fax: (07) 838 0707

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