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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing
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Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified;

(b) have been awarded or qualified for a bachelor's degree or equivalent; and

(c) be a registered nurse with a practising certificate from the Nursing Council of New Zealand or equivalent.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 60 credits at 700-level, comprising:

(a) courses listed in the Schedule for the qualification; and including:

(b) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and

(c) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

3. Candidates who have successfully completed a Level 8 postgraduate course as part of a Nursing Council of New Zealand approved Nursing Entry to Practice programme may apply for cross-credit to the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing. Such candidates will not be eligible to receive the Certificate with an endorsement.

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing is awarded without an endorsement.

5. Notwithstanding Regulation 4, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing prior to 1 January 2021 may complete an endorsement in accordance with Transition Provision 9.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they met the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

9. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the certificate, candidates enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing endorsements in Mental Health; Older Person's Health; and Primary Health Care prior to 1 January 2021 who have completed at least 30 credits, may be permitted to complete these endorsements by completing the requirements of Part B. Those candidates enrolled in the Neonatal endorsement prior to 1 January 2021 who have completed at least 30 credits, may be permitted variation beyond the stated limits to substitute a course or courses already taken for a course or courses at the same level within Part A in order to complete the endorsement. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing

Part A (60 credits from)

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

168.702 Issues in Nursing 30 credits

168.703 Managing Long Term Conditions 30 credits

168.709 Contemporary Clinical Teaching 30 credits

168.711 Health Research Design and Method 30 credits
R 168.810, 168.710

168.712 Pain Management 30 credits
C 168.733

168.713 Evidence-Based Practice 30 credits

168.714 Advanced Assessment and Therapeutic Intervention in Mental Health 30 credits

168.717 Applied Ethics for Professional Practice 30 credits

168.719 Clinical Specialty: Older Persons' Health 30 credits

168.720 Clinical Specialty: Mental Health 30 credits

168.721 Māori Centred Practice 30 credits

168.722 Wound Management 30 credits

168.724 Primary Health Care Nursing 30 credits

168.728 Assessment and Clinical Decision-Making 30 credits

168.731 Leadership in Nursing 30 credits

168.733 Physiology and Pathophysiology 30 credits

168.734 Clinical Pharmacology 30 credits

168.796 Health and Well-being of Children and Young People 30 credits

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

Part B: Endorsements available under transitional provisions

Mental Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

168.714 Advanced Assessment and Therapeutic Intervention in Mental Health 30 credits

168.720 Clinical Specialty: Mental Health 30 credits

Neonatal (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Older Persons' Health (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course

168.719 Clinical Specialty: Older Persons' Health 30 credits

Elective courses (30 credits from)

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

Course from the Schedule with a 168.7 prefix

Primary Health Care (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory course (30 credits):

168.724 Primary Health Care Nursing 30 credits

Elective courses (30 credits from):

152.742 Health Systems Management 30 credits
R 250.742

152.746 Contemporary Issues in Health Service Management 30 credits
R 250.746

252.701 Sleep and Circadian Science for Health Practitioners 30 credits
R 252.702

Course from the Schedule with a 168.7 prefix

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