Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

This clinically focussed programme is designed for registered nurses choosing to focus on extending their knowledge on Nursing or Mental Health and Addiction. Nursing credits may be gained towards Master’s study.

Programme outline

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing takes a registered nurse's existing knowledge and experience and builds on it in a learning environment that ensures the supported acquisition of knowledge and skills. Students attend theory blocks and/or tutorials at the Porirua campus, or in their workplace environments. This clinically focused programme consists of two strands: Mental Health and Addiction Nursing (including change of scope of practice).

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Entry requirements

Registered nurses with a current New Zealand practising certificate, Bachelor degree or equivalent; currently employed in a relevant clinical setting.

Change of scope strand must have approval from the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

International

Find your country's equivalent academic entry requirements here

*International fee displayed is for 1 year of study (equivalent to 120 credits) and does not include insurance and administration (approximately $924 per year of study).

Offering institute

This qualification is offered by Whitireia.

From 2023, Whitireia and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. All programmes offered by Whitireia and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review, to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme you have enrolled in may change over time.

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